Easier French Fries

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated July/August 2009, America's Test Kitchen TV

Classic crisp French fries with half the oil and no double-frying? We burned through 50-odd pounds of potatoes to land on an uncommonly easy approach.

SERVES3 to 4

TIME35 minutes

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

When we wanted a french fry recipe with half the oil and no double frying, we tried submerging the potatoes in cold oil before frying them over high heat until browned. With lower-starch potatoes like Yukon Golds, the result was a crisp ext...

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