Admit it, you love McDonald’s french fries. And if you have any sense, you prefer a nice, crispy fry over a limp, lifeless potato stick. This is the perfect recipe for delicious tasting AND crunchy french fries AT HOME, without a deep fryer.

Step 1:  Cut potatoes up!  Preferably into thin pieces, unless you want mushy potato wedges, which, hey, to each thier own – but not recommended.  Approx. 1 potato per person will be plenty.

Step 2:  Place potato slices into a pot, cover with water (just enough so they float).  Squeeze one whole lemon into the pot, and then throw the whole rind in with it!  Bring to a boil for 10 minutes or so, or until soft, but keeping their shape.

Step 3:  Drain potatoes, and set aside.  Bring 2″ or so of vegetable oil (or other) to an almost boil.  Carefully drop in some potato slices with a metal spoon, or spatula.  Let them fry for 7 – 10 minutes.  They will NOT turn brown, so don’t wait for them to.

Step 4:  Carefully remove fries with said spoon, and let cool.

Step 5:  Wait for oil to heat back up, and place fries back into oil for 1 – 2 minutes.  Fries will start to brown quickly.

Step 6:  Toss some salt and pepper on them while they’re still hot!

Step 7:  eat.


I tested this recipe last night and it was.. um perfect.

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