I had completely forgotten that I had picked up a small deep fryer this summer at a garage sale. I remember now being very excited to find it, and dirt cheap too! K decided she wanted to try fresh french fries in the deep fryer. What mother would say no to that?!
So she set out peeling the potatoes and slicing them into thin fries. This is super easy and you should really try it for a special treat for the family. Let them sit in a bowl of very cold water to remove some of the starch and so they stay crispy in the fryer. Be sure to pat them dry so that the water doesn't make the oil splatter.
We set the fryer for 350 degrees and tried the first batch at about 10 minutes. YUM-O!
I always save the grease in the refrigerator to use on other things like fried chicken. You can also do this just in a saucepan and a slotted spoon, it doesn't have to be in a fryer.
Give it a try, the kids will love it!