The perfect potato fries

Prep Time: 5 MIN
Servings: SERVES 4 (AS A SIDE)
Cooking Time: 30 MIN
  • 2l - vegetable oil for deepfrying
  • - salt
  • 15ml - chicken spice
  • 15ml - potato seasoning
  • 800g - potatoes
  • 15ml - dried parsley

1 Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into chips.

Make sure the chips are the same thickness to ensure even cooking.

2 Put the chips into a bowl of iced water. Let them soak for about 20 minutes (this removes starch and creates a crispy texture).

3 Remove the chips from the water, rinse well and pat dry with paper towels.

4 In a deep pan, heat the oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot enough carefully add the chips, working in batches.

Cook until half done, about 4-5 minutes. The potatoes will look pale and soft.

Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels.

Repeat with remaining chips.

5 Turn up the heat and refry the chips until crispy and golden.

Remove and place on paper towels.

6 Once the oil has drained from the chips, place them in a bowl and sprinkle the parsley, chicken spice and seasoning over.

Toss to ensure the chips are evenly coated.

7 Serve warm with a sauce of your choice.