Today my son wanted French Fries for lunch which sounded good to me, too. I had potatoes, olive oil and salt and thought I would attempt to fry my first ever batch from scratch. They turned out fantastically and it was really super easy. Here's how I did it:
1. Choose a wide shallow pan. I used my wok.
2. Put about 1/2" oil (I used olive) in the bottom of the pan.
3. Heat on MEDIUM heat for a few minutes. This is where I set mine...
4. While oil is getting hot - wash, peel and cut potatoes into french fry shape (about 1/2" thick sticks.)
When oil is hot enough (if it's smoking it's, too hot!) CAREFULLY put a small amount of fries in. (I used my spatula to put the fries into the hot oil.) Oil should bubble vigorously. PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
Use your spatula to CAREFULLY turn the fries after a few minutes so they cook evenly. When golden on all sides CAREFULLY remove from pan with spatula and place on a plate with a few paper towels on it to drain. Add salt if desired and Enjoy when cool enough.
My 2 year olds lunch. (He had a healthy breakfast and snack.)
My college roommate taught me to eat my fry's with mayo. Thanks Kris! Yum!