How do I French fry potatoes?

Peel and cut raw potato into 6mm (¼") thick strips. Put strips in cold water to keep them crisp and white. Drain and dry well. Heat 10cm (4") of vegetable oil to 190°C (37°F) in a deep fat fryer. Place one layer of potato strips in wire basket, immerse in hot oil. Fry 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oil, shake well to drain, place fries on paper towel or heavy paper. Salt lightly if desired and serve immediately or keep warm in 150°C (300°F) oven until serving time.

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