3 each 80 count Idaho Potatoes
Wash your hands with medium hot water and soap. Rinse and peel 3 each 80 count Idaho Potatoes. In a large bowl with or without a calendar fill with cold water 3 inches from the top. Keep prepped potatoes in water throughout processing. First if you're using a Mandolin set the blade on 1/8 inch and carefully begin slicing length wise. Using a hand protecting grip device to assist in sliding the potato back and forth is highly recommended. Once the three potatoes have been sliced take 4 or 5 matching slices lined up and begin cutting length wise 1/8 inch thick. Immediately place thin cut fries back in the cold water to soak. Run cold water over the thin cut fries until water is clear. Potatoes are generally starchy the cold water will rinse away the cloudy water in about 15 minutes or to rinse quicker use your clean hand to mix around the fries in the bowl until water is clear. Your fryer should be preheated to 340 degrees for 15 minutes or until the green ready to use light comes on. I recommend frying at 340 to 350 degrees as a general rule. Oil that's too hot will burn the fries and oil that is too cool will soak into the potato and take longer then necessary to cook. To cook the fries take approximately a handful of fries place them in a calendar to drain. when completely drained place fryer basket over the sink and place raw cut fries in basket. This step will assure the fries are further drained of water. It's important to avoid too much water from getting into the hot oil it can create a variety of problems including bubbling hot oil which can spray and burn. Once fryer basket and fries and drained appropriately place basket in the fryer for 5 to 7 minutes or until they reach desired doneness. Occasionally fluff the cooking fries with metal tongs to keep from sticking. Lift cooked fries above hot oil and let drain for 30 seconds to a minute. Thin cut fries should be golden brown in color crispiness will depend on desired doneness. To serve season or salt and pepper to your own taste. 3 each potatoes will make approximately 6 to 10 servings depending on portion amount.