Cast Iron Cooking

French Fries

What else needs to be said about French Fries that hasn’t already been said. French Fries are synonymous with just about everything great in the culinary sphere. Hamburgers and fries, pizza and fries, tacos and fries… anyway you get the point! French Fries are pretty much the greatest thing in the world and this is especially true when they’re done with a little bit of care and good salt!


Russet Potatoes
Kosher Salt
Granulated Garlic
Peanut Oil


1. Begin by washing several medium to large sized potatoes.

2. Using a peeler peel all of the skin off of the potatoes then cut them into fries.

3. Place the cut fries into a large mixing bowl with water and ice.

4. Allow the fries to soak for at least 30 minutes.

5. Remove the fries from the ice water and pat them dry with a paper towel. Make sure to remove as much of the water as possible.

6. Fill a large cast iron pot with peanut oil leaving about two inches of clearance from the rim.

7. Heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit before adding the fries.

8. Fry the French fries in small batches for five to six minutes.

9. Remove the first batch of fries and place them on a wire rack.

10. While the first batch of fries is resting on the wire rack place another batch in the oil.

11. Give the second batch of fries five to six minutes to fry before removing them and placing them on a second wire rack.

12. Add the first batch of fries back into the oil and fry for an additional five to six minutes.

13. Remove the first batch from the oil and place them back onto the wire rack and sprinkle a moderate amount of kosher salt and granulated garlic over them.

14. Repeat this process until all of the fries are cooked.

15. Try to hold off until all of the fries are cooked before you start eating them, otherwise guest will be unhappy with the limited amount of available fries for dinner!