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Thin and Crispy French Fries

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Medium-sized potatoes per
  • -serving
  • Cold water
  • Crisco Shortening to fry
  • -potatoes


Using knife or French-fry cutter, cut peeled potatoes into 1/4" strips.
Rinse or soak in cold water. Start heating enough Crisco Shortening to
fill a 3-quart saucepan half full, or a deep fryer within 1/2" of the fill
mark. Dry potato strips thoroughly on paper towel.

FOR EXTRA QUICK FRENCH FRIES: Heat deep Crisco Shortening to 365 degrees
F. For electric deep fryer, follow manufacturer's directions for amount of
potato strips to fry at one time. For saucepan, cook 2-3 cups of potato
strips at one time, adding slowly. Cook until potatoes are tender and
lightly browned, about 10-15 minutes. Drain potatoes on paper towel. While
frying remaining potatoes, keep fried ones warm in oven set at low
temperature. Salt or season as desired. If desired, frozen French fried
potatoes can be used in place of fresh potatoes. For best results, fry
about 10-15 minutes in Crisco Shortening using the above directions.

time at 325 degrees F. for about 3 minutes. Remove and drain on paper
towel. Cool at least 15 minutes at room temperature. If desired, cool up
to 3 hours. To serve, re-heat crisco to 365 degrees F. and fry potato
strips a second time for 6-8 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper

This recipe has been on the Crisco label since 1938.

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