It doesn’t get any better than this. Mind-blowingly delicious French fries, fried in healthy tallow that nourishes you. You won’t believe how easy it is to make perfect, guilt-free fries at home!
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Tallow (or lard)
Traditionally, peeled russet potatoes are used for French fries, but I personally prefer to use unpeeled Yukon gold potatoes, I find that they have a better flavor.
If desired, peel your potatoes. Cut them into whatever shape you would like for French fries. Soak them in a bowl of cold water for an hour.
In a pot on the stove (I use my Dutch oven), heat your tallow on medium heat to 350°F. You should have 1-3 inches of tallow in the pot.
If you don’t have a thermometer (I don’t), use this easy method: drop one piece of potato in when you are heating the tallow. When it sizzles and floats, your tallow is ready.
Take one batch of potato pieces out from the water and dry with a dish towel. Your batch should be small enough so that it doesn’t crowd your pot.
Drop the dried potato pieces into the oil. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from oil and place in a sieve to drain for 5 minutes. Then, put them back in the tallow and cook until they are browned and crispy. This took 2 minutes for my fries, but will take longer if yours are thicker.
Place the fries on a plate lined with paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with salt, serve immediately, and enjoy! Continue frying batches until all potatoes are cooked and all bellies are full.🖨️ Print post