Introduction: Straw Potato Fries
Make crispy Straw Potatoes (also known as Shoestring and Matchstick Fries) at home from scratch!
Peel and wash 250 grams of potatoes per serving. Slice into Julienne strips: 3-5 cm long (1.5 inch), and 3 mm wide. Hand cut the potatoes, or use a mandoline.
Place the potatoes in a bowl of cold water and rinse until the water runs clear, to remove excess starch.
Arrange in a single layer on paper towels, pat with more paper towels to dry thoroughly.
Place 1 liter of vegetable oil in 4 liter pot. Heat to 180-190°C.
Add the potatoes, and fry until golden and crispy, stirring occasionally.
Remove the potatoes from the oil using a slotted spoon or a spider and transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Season with salt and serve as a side dish to complement the main course, or a snack. Enjoy!