French fries (also known as chips in some countries) are a popular side dish made from potatoes that have been cut into long, thin strips and deep-fried until they are crispy and golden brown on the outside.
To make French fries, potatoes are first peeled and cut into thin slices using a knife or a specialized tool called a mandoline. The potato slices are then cut into long, thin strips that are soaked in water for several minutes to remove excess starch. The strips are then dried and fried in hot oil until they are crispy and golden brown.
- 5 pounds russet potatoes
- Vegetable or peanut oil, for frying
- Sea salt
- Tomato/Chili Sauce for Dipping