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Potatoes-Thrice-Cooked Fries


These awesome Thrice-Cooked Fries are the perfect complement to any summer barbecue. Whether you’re lighting up the grill for a big game or just getting the family together, you’ll enjoy these Man-Pleasing fries to go along with any burger, steak or hot dog. These are easy and inexpensive to make, and they go great with ketchup, BBQ sauce or any other fry sauce of your choosing. On top of that, these thrice-cooked fries are incredibly delicious and are sure to be a hit with your family and friends at your next sunny get together! Let us know your thoughts and suggestions about this recipe in the comment section below.

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  • 4 large baking potatoes (3/4 pound each), scrubbed but not peeled
  • Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


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Step 1

Cut the potatoes into 1/3-inch-thick steak fries and transfer to a bowl of cold water. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drain the potatoes, add them to the pot and boil just until tender, about 5 minutes. Carefully drain the potatoes and transfer them to a paper towel–lined rack to cool. Refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

In a large, deep skillet, heat 2 inches of oil to 250°. Set a rack over a baking sheet. Working in batches, fry the potatoes just until they begin to brown around the edges, about 8 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the rack and let cool.

When all of the potatoes have been fried once, heat the oil to 350°. Fry the potatoes again, in batches, until golden and crisp, about 7 minutes per batch. Drain the fries on a paper towel–lined baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and serve.

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