Everyone loves these special fries the way Poppa Paul makes them. Perfect with a burger or steak.
Poppa’s Breaded French Fries
4 medium potatoes (1 lb.)
1-2 t. salt, chili powder, or Tony Chacherre’s
1/2-1 cup flour
Preheat 1-2” oil in an electric skillet to 375°. Peel potatoes if desired and cut into 1/2” sticks. Rinse under cool water in a colander. Transfer potatoes to a very large plastic bowl with a tight-fitting lid. Add 1 t. seasoning and stir to coat. Add 1/2 cup flour, seal lid. Hold lid securely and rotate bowl to completely coat the potato sticks. Open the lid. Potatoes should look dry. If they still have moist places, add additional flour and toss until the potato sticks are completely dry and coated with flour. If the potatoes sit and get moist, add more flour and shake again.
Fry in at least two batches in hot oil, until golden brown. Do not crowd the oil or the potatoes will be soggy. Drain on paper towels or metal rack. Add additional salt and/or seasonings to taste.
Keep warm in 200° oven until all fries are cooked. Serves 3-4.