Illogically Easy French Fries

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  • 2 1/2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 6 cups peanut oil
  • 1/4 cup bacon fat


Cut Yukon Gold potatoes into 1/4 inch fries, put in 4-qt. kettle, pour peanut oil over, adding bacon fat for extra flavor. Bring to full rolling boil. Set a timer for 15 minutes. Do not touch the fries during this time!


After 15 minutes, using tongs, stir gently to remove the ones that may be sticking to the bottom of the pot. Continue boiling for another 7-10 minutes. Drain on paper towels and salt while hot. The Yukon Golds work because they hold together the best and they do not need to be peeled because they have a thinner skin.

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By anne from Green Bay, WI

May 27, 20110 found this helpful

Sounds great!

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May 27, 20110 found this helpful

Do you really start the potatoes in cold oil?

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May 27, 20110 found this helpful

I have to try these. They sound great.

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