French Fries

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Appears in
Charleston to Phnom Penh: A Cook's Journal

By John Martin Taylor

Published 2022

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  • 3 pounds (4 Idaho or russet) baking potatoes
  • Lard or peanut oil for frying


At least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before serving, peel the potatoes and cut them into ¼-inch batons. Lay the potatoes out on a towel and fold it up around them so that they don’t darken while you heat the lard or oil. Line a large colander with crumpled paper towels and set aside.

Put lard