World's Easiest French Fries
Homemade french fries are easier to make than you think. This cold fry method uses less oil and makes crispy light, non-greasy deep fried potatoes that are perfect with burgers, hot dogs and more.
medium Yukon Gold potatoes
Fill a large bowl halfway with cold water. Set aside. Using a sharp knife or mandoline, slice the potatoes into thin fries (about 1/3"-1/2" thick).
Transfer the cut potatoes to the cold water and soak for 20 minutes.
Swish the potatoes in the water with you hand and drain the water from the potatoes.
Refill the bowl with cold water and rinse again. Use paper towels to pat the potatoes completely dry.
Add the oil to a medium dutch oven and put the dried potatoes into the cold oil.
Place the oven on the stove and turn the heat to medium-medium high. The oil will bubble briskly once it comes to temperature.
Cook the potatoes for 25-30 minutes until crisp outside and tender inside, stirring occasionally every 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with paper towels and set aside.
Use a spider or slotted spoon to scoop out the fries and transfer them to the baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle the fries with salt. Serve.