Step 4: First fry
Increase the heat to medium-high and add fries, a handful at a time, to the hot oil.
Fry, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are soft and limp, about 10 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon or sieve, carefully remove fries from the oil and set aside to drain on paper towels.
Let rest for 10 - 20 minutes or so.