French-Fried Potatoes

Les Pommes Frites

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

  • About

THE FRENCH are famous for their fried potatoes. Most Americans probably know only plain pommes frites, which are like skinny American French fries. But the French have a whole range of fried potatoes, each with a different shape, size, and name: chips, julienne, pailles (straws), allumettes (matchsticks), Pont-Neuf (thick-cut), gaufrettes (waffled), and soufflées (puffed).

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