The Best Homemade French Fries. Ever.
 
Ingredients
  • Potatoes (I use 4-5 Yukon Golds for my small family)
  • Cold water (optional)
  • Beef Tallow OR Lard
  • Sea Salt (like this)
Instructions
  1. Cut potatoes (peeled or unpeeled) into sticks or wedges
  2. Place potato sticks in a bowl
  3. Cover with cold water
  4. Allow potatoes to soak for about one hour.
  5. When ready to fry, place enough beef tallow in deep stockpot to equal 3-4 inches when melted
  6. Heat to approximately 350 degrees
  7. Remove potatoes from the water
  8. Pat dry (a clean kitchen towel works)
  9. Carefully place some of the potato sticks into hot oil
  10. You'll need to do several, smaller batches for best results
  11. It takes 5-10 minutes per batch, depending how thickly cut they are and how crunchy you like them (I like softer fries, hubby prefers crunchy)
  12. Stir occasionally and watch for that lovely shade of golden brown
  13. Taste-test
  14. Once finished, remove from hot oil and place on paper-towel lined baking sheet
  15. Generously toss with sea salt and serve immediately
Recipe by The Prairie Homestead at http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/2013/03/the-best-homemade-french-fries-ever.html