French Fries

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill Jenkins
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 4 pounds Idaho potatoes
  • Vegetable oil
  • Salt


  1. Cut Idaho potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
  2. 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.
  3. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Weson vegetable oil.
  4. Crinkle-Cut Fries: Cut potatoes into 1/2-inch-wide strips with a waffle cutter. Fry as directed.
  5. Waffle Chips: Cut potatoes in to 1/4-inch-thick slices with a waffle cutter. Fry 10 to 12 minutes.
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