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Tips and Tricks Tuesdays: How to Cut Potatoes & Great Tasting JoJo Fries

Use a Apple Slicer to Cut Potatoes


If you have an apple slicer have you ever considered using it to quickly cut up potatoes so they are ready for cooking?

Works great and saves a little time and energy. 🙂

Great Tasting JoJo Fries


Step # 1: Peel and cut potatoes into 1/4 by 1/4-inch thick slices. Rinse cut potatoes in a large bowl with cold water until the water rinses clear. Cover with 1-inch of water and ice and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Step # 2: Blanch potatoes for 3 minutes. (Blanching is a cooking process where vegetables are quickly cooked in boiling water then “shocked” by immediately plunging them in ice cold water.)

Step # 3: Transfer potatoes to a sheet tray and dry them.

Step # 4: When the potatoes are dry, place them in peanut oil that has been heated to between 300° and 325°. Cook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, just until the potatoes are soft and begin to turn a blond color. Use a slotted spoon or skimmer and carefully remove the fries from the oil and drain on paper towels.

(After step # 4, you can refrigerate the potatoes overnight or freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.)

Step # 5: Increase the oil temperature to between 375° and 400°, and fry a second time. Cook until the French fries are a golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined bowl, season with salt and serve immediately.

That’s all there is to it, that’s the secret to making great tasting French fries, enjoy!



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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