What is more iconic than seeing that yellow roof from across the fairgrounds? Everyone knows that yellow roof means you are heading towards fresh-cut French fries. We always have to stop by at least once during our visit to the Minnesota State Fair and grab a tub of those French fries. They are just so yummy! The kids have been begging for some fair food, especially the French fries, so today I showed them just how easy it is to make them at home.
To make Fresh Cut French Fries at home you will need the following –
The oil does take a fair amount of time to heat up so it should be the first thing you start. Pull out your deep fryer and fill it to the oil line with fresh Canola Oil. Heat the oil to 375. If you do not have a deep fryer you can do this with a large pot and thermometer. You’ll just have to watch it a little closer.
Next, give your potatoes a good washing. You’ll want to remove any dirt or sprouts on the potatoes. Then pat them dry with a paper towel. You do not want to leave the potatoes wet with water. Because if there is water on the potatoes when you fry them that can lead to splashing of oil.
Take a potato slicer or sharp knife and slice your potatoes into french fries. Having a potato slicer makes this step go very quickly plus helps you keep them the same thickness and size but it is not a required piece. You can always use a knife like I did.
Once the oil is heated and your potatoes are sliced you are ready to start cooking!
Place a handful of potatoes into the deep fryer and let them cook for about 5 minutes until they are golden brown. You do not want to overcrowd the deep fryer so less is more on this step. You will have to make several batches of French fries to cook them all.
Once the potatoes are golden brown, remove them from the oil and place on paper towels. The paper towels will absorb excess oil.
Sprinkle with kosher salt.
We served our Fresh Cut French Fries with ketchup and mayo. You can use any dipping sauce you would like. If you have a large group or just enjoy French Fried you should think about getting some fry stands. They come in handy for snacking and entertaining.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to see what Minnesota State Fair inspired food we are making. Also, be sure to check out our other state fair recipes.