In the theme of my last post, here is another post featuring potatoes. Dan had a hankering for fries and as we have no deep fryer, he had to resort to finding another way. Of course, oven baked fries were the answer. Using a bunch of different techniques including Kenji from Serious Eat's vinegar water solution for boiling the potatoes, here is what we did.
- 2 pounds of potatoes
- 8L (2 quarts) water
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- extra salt and pepper for flavouring
As with any recipe for fries, first wash your potatoes. We left the skin on our potatoes as it gives a different flavour to the resulting fries.
Next, slice the potatoes lengthwise and into fries. Of course, please be careful at this step if you do choose to use a mandolin (What you don't see in these photos is Dan cutting his finger on our mandolin! Don't worry, he is better now but I did come home to quite a sight that night).