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Deep Fried French Fries
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Deep Fried French Fries

Try adding Cajun spices or Chipotle seasoning instead of the paprika, it gives them a little kick.


2 1/2 lb Russet Potatoes peeled and sliced into Fries
1 cp Flour
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Paprika
1/2 cp Water
1 cp Canola Oil for frying
1 tsp Kosher Salt
Paper Bag to drain Fries on


Slice potatoes and place into cold salt water so they won't turn brown while you prepare the oil.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

While the oil is heating, sift the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika into a large bowl.

Gradually stir in enough water so that the mixture can be drizzled from a spoon. Pour into a plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid.

Drain fries from water and dry. Place fries into the batter, and shake well for 2 minutes or until all fries are covered evenly.

Drop into hot oil with tongs and let the batter set up ever so slightly - then separate them by shaking the bunches until they came apart (about one minute into frying).

Add to the hot oil with tongs - divide into batches so they are not touching when cooking. Fry until golden brown and crispy.

Remove and drain on brown paper bag - season with kosher salt immediately after removing.