Cut Idaho potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
Pour oil to a depth of 4 inches in a Dutch oven, and heat to 375°. Fry potato strips in small batches in hot oil 12 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Weson vegetable oil.
Crinkle-Cut Fries: Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips with a waffle cutter. Fry as directed.
Waffle Chips: Cut potatoes in to 1/4-inch-thick slices with a waffle cutter. Fry 10 to 12 minutes.