Classic Pommes Frites - Instructions Continued
Pour off the ice water and thoroughly dry the potatoes in a clean kitchen towel. Place
the potatoes into the fryer basket and immerse in the hot oil. Fry the potatoes until
they are softened throughout and a light golden brown, but not too crispy, 5 to 7
minutes. Remove the basket from the oil and let any excess oil drain back into the
fryer. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking sheet.
Increase the heat on the electric deep fryer to 375 F.
Place the potatoes back into the fryer basket and immerse into the heated oil. Discard
the first brown bag and replace with the second brown paper bag. Fry potatoes, shaking
the fryer basket occasionally, until the potatoes are golden brown and crispy, about 1
to 2 minutes. Transfer the fries from the hot oil to the brown paper bag and let
drain. Immediately season the fries to taste with salt.