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Belgian Fries (Pommes Frites)

Belgian Fries (Pommes Frites)
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Course: Side dish (vegan) snack
Cuisine: Belgium
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Author: BreadandSalt


  • 6-7 Normal size potatoes (1 kilogram of potatoes),
  • 1 or 1 5 litres Vegetable oil / Sunflower oil, (if you want you can use commercial Cow grease, if it is available),
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup good quality mayonnaise (nearly 60 gr.),
  • 1/4 cup good quality ketchup (nearly 60 gr.), (optional),
  • A pinch of flour
  • Utensils;
  • 3 Colored / white paper cones or bowls


  • 1- First of all, put your all ingredients on the work table. Secondly, peel the potatoes and trim them a little to obtain rectangles with almost straight edges. Then cut the potatoes into sticks 1/2 inch wide and 2,5 to 3 inches long (nearly 1,5 cm wide and 6,5 cm long). Then, rinse all potatoes in several changes of cold water in bowl until water is clear. Drain in a colander and spread potatoes out in one layer on several layers of paper towels to drain, then pat dry and sprinkle abit flour over them.
  • 2- Then, preheat the oil in a deep fryed or large départ saucepan to 150°C (nearly 302°F). When the oil has reached the desired temperature, Very carefully drop the dried chips in the hot oil and cook for 5 minutes (Blanch potatoes in small batches without crowding, turning occasionally, until completely cooked but barely colored). When done, they should be stil pale in colour. Remove with a should spoon or wire basket and set aside for about 10 minutes.
  • 3- Then, increase the temperature of the oil to 180-190°C (nearly 374°F) and gently drop the potatoes back into the oil and cook for about 4-5 minutes or until golden and crisp. Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with salt.
  • 4- Serve them immediately with mayonnaise on the side or if you want, you can serve them with ketchup too.
  • Please let us know how this "Home-made Belgian Fries (Belçika Usulü Patates Kızartması) Recipe" turns out for you in the comments. We are always so eager to hear from you.
  • Enjoy!


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