Some recipes for French fries are double-fried French fries, grilled French fries and French fries with dipping sauce. There are many ways in which to cook French fries, including frying, grilling or baking them.
Double-frying is a good way to get French fries that are crispy on the outside, yet fluffy on the inside. To cook French fries by frying, peel and rinse 5 pounds of russet potatoes, cut them into 4 or 5 strips, cover and soak the potato strips for a minimum of 2 hours. Drain and blot them dry, then fry them in a few inches of vegetable or peanut oil heated to 300 degrees Fahrenheit until soft. Fry them again at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until golden.
To grill Yukon gold French fries, boil 6 Yukon gold potatoes in a pot of water with 2 tablespoons of salt and boil the potatoes until they are tender, but firm. Drain the potatoes and cool them, cut them into eight lengthwise slices, brush the slices with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the potato slices over medium-high heat until golden.
Some dipping sauces for serving with French fries include rosemary mayonnaise, wasabi mustard and curry ketchup. To make rosemary mayonnaise, stir 1/4 teaspoon of fresh rosemary with 1/2 cup of mayonnaise. To make wasabi mustard, combine 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard, 4 tablespoons of creme fraiche, 1/2 teaspoons of wasabi and salt and pepper to taste. Add 2 teaspoons of curry to 1/2 cup of ketchup to make curry ketchup.