- Wash and scrub potatoes. Slice lengthwise into strips.
- Line a baking tray or a large serving plate with paper towel.
- Heat oil to 275 F (135 C) in a heavy pot.
- Put potatoes in hot oil, then turn heat up to medium-high (you want the thermometer to read 375 F [190 C]). Cook for 18 minutes. Remove to paper towel-lined plate. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
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