These crispy bistro-style fries get their signature texture and flavor from cooking twice; once fried and once in the oven.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into sticks, about 1/3-inch thick, transferring them to a bowl of salted cold water as you work. Drain, and rinse until water runs clear. Pat dry with paper towels.

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  • Heat oil in a 14-inch straight-sided skillet until oil registers 375 degrees Fahrenheit on a deep-fry thermometer. Add half of the potatoes and distribute evenly. Cook, without stirring, until barely golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels to drain. Repeat with remaining potatoes. (Adjust heat between batches as necessary to keep oil at a steady temperature.) Potatoes may be prepared up to this point about 2 hours ahead of time.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove paper towels from baking sheets. Bake potatoes until golden and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven. Season with salt; toss. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

This recipe was also featured on "Mad Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn."

Reviews (4)

17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
01/14/2011
if i can't find something i google it. it's always worked. you're right, the website can be cornfusing
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01/13/2011
You are right, who ever sets up this site is getting over paid for the quality of this site. Every time I want a recipe it comes up with a fault and I get nothing. Too bad some one does not care enough to check every forwarding command they install. VERRY POOR QUALITY
Rating: Unrated
01/03/2011
I thought these came out very very greasy. They tasted good. But I think that either you make fries in the oven and they don't come out greasy and they come out somewhat dietetic or fry them all the way.
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Rating: Unrated
12/30/2010
Why are some (quite a few) of the recipes not available to add to Ziplist? I get an error message for alot of the recipes I'm trying to add.