4 large potatoes, peeled and cut into thin, uniform strips
1 quart of vegetable oil for frying
Salt, to taste
Soak the potato strips in cold water for at least 30 minutes. This will remove excess starch and help the fries crisp up.
Heat the oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat until it reaches 375°F (190°C).
Drain the potato strips and pat them dry with paper towels.
Carefully add a handful of potato strips to the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pot. Fry for about 5-6 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crispy.
Using a slotted spoon, remove the fries from the pot and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Repeat steps 4-5 until all of the potato strips are fried.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
Note: Be sure to use caution when frying with hot oil. Keep a close eye on the pot at all times and use a slotted spoon to safely remove the fries from the oil.