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French Fries


  • 3 large baking potatoes, like russets, about 2 pounds, peeled and cut into matchstick slices 1/4-inch thick
  • Canola oil, fry frying
  • Salt


  • Place the potato slices in a bowl of water. Let stand 15 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again. Pat dry with towels.
  • Heat enough oil to come 4 inches up the sides of a large deep saucepan to 350 degrees F. Add the potatoes in batches and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt and serve hot with the steaks.