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Winning Fries

(9 Votes)

Yep, they're a winner! These aren't your everyday, ordinary French fries Winning Fries beat out the rest 'cause they're finished with grated Parmesan, chives, and a touch of salt. Serve this easy-to-make, prize-winning go-along, and you'll be rewarded with raves!

What You'll Need:
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 4 pounds (8 to 10) Idaho russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt to taste
What To Do:
  1. Fill a deep soup pot 1/3 full with vegetable oil and heat to 350 degree F. over medium heat. If you prefer to use a deep fryer, follow the manufacturers' instructions to heat oil to 350 degree F.
     
  2. Meanwhile, leaving the skin on, cut potatoes into the shape of French fries, and place in water. Once all potatoes are cut, drain well and pat dry with paper towels.
     
  3. Once oil has reached 350 degree F., in small batches, carefully place potatoes in oil and cook until golden. Using a wire basket or slotted spoon, remove fries and drain excess oil; repeat until all potatoes are cooked.
     
  4.  Place fries in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with cheese, chives, and salt; toss to coat then serve immediately.
Note

For a rich, classic taste, you may want to spray the finished fries with truffle oil before sprinkling with the cheese, chives, and salt. You should be able to find truffle oil in your supermarket.

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Love these french fries. The idea of french fries is to enjoy them. To keep them really crispy fry them and then put them on a paper towel to drain. Wait for about 10 minutes and then fry them again. I know some people will think this is terrible and unhealthy but if you want them to stay crispy this is the technique!!!

I agree with Diane that it is very unhealthy but if made with a few small changes it is a good and healthier recipe. Thank you.

How do you keep them crispy when you deep fat fry? Mine come out crispy but then get soft before we eat them??? Thanks for any help

Sounds yummy! I make fries in canola oil, and with the skins on, but I never thought of sprinkling them with parmesan, or herbs.Thank you!

I use a receipt by Emeril Lagasse using baking potatoes or sweet potatoes which makes a great healthy French fry. Peel the potatoes and cut cross the potatoes' in 1/4" slices. Then cut the slices again into 1/4' strips. Heat oven to 375 degrees and take a oven tray a and coat pan with olive oil. Add potatoes and mix them in the oil and cook then until golden brown turn them over till done. If you want to add extra spices, chesses or what ever else you desire it's your choice. You will not be disappointed. It takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes to cook. ENJOY

diane no harm meant but you sound very unhappy

FRYING IS VERY UNHEALTHY. MICROWAVE OVENS SHOULD NEVER, EVER BE USED FOR ANYTHING. THEY ARE A KILLER AND CHANGE THE FOOD COMPOSITION, AMONG OTHER THINGS. HAVING THE RIGHT KNIFE AND MAKING SURE IT IS SHARP AND THAT YOU ARE HOLDING IT CORRECTLY SO YOU HAVE CONTROL OF IT WILL ALLOW YOU TO CUT YOUR POTATOES. USING A VEGETABLE PEELER AND PEELING THEM INTO A LARGE BOWL, SPRINKLING THEM WITH EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL (FROM ITALY), TOSSING THEM AND THEN PUTTING THEM ON A JELLY ROLL CAKE PAN AND PLACING THEM IN A HOT OVEN UNTIL THEY ARE THE DESIRED CRISPNESS AND COLOR, IS SO MUCH HEALTHIER AND THE TASTE IS THE SAME, ACTUALLY IT IS MUCH BETTER. IF YOU CAN HAVE SALT, SPRINKLE LIGHTLY WHEN THEY COME OUT OF THE OVEN AND ARE STILL HOT. THEY WON'T LAST!!!

RATING: VERY UNHEALTHY! USE A POTATO PEELER AND PEEL THE POTATOES ALL THE WAY DOWN TO NOTHING, HAVING THE POTATO GOING INTO A LARGE BOWL. SPRINKLE THE POTATOES WITH A LITTLE EVOO AND TOSS SO THAT THE 'PEELINGS' ARE COATED BUT NOT SOAKED. PLACE ON A LARGE COOKIE SHEET THAT HAS EDGES INTO A HOT OVEN AND BAKE UNTIL CRISPY OR DESIRED TEXTURE AND COLOR. YUM!!!

diane .. these are french fries not baked potato slivers they are supposed to be fried that is why they call them french fries if you think this is so unhealthy & does not interest you.. why bother to even read the recipe ? I am sure there are lots of recipes for "baked french fries or oven fries if anyone chooses to make them i myself have done them in the oven many times but nothing beats the flavor texture and aroma of real fried honest -to- goodness FRENCH FRIES

Please Diane....I agree with fefehill60. If you find so much wrong with this recipe, i.e. frying, peeling, please go to another site that has your type of recipes that with your type of cooking, and preparing. We are not interested in your negativity.

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