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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
ea 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.