Potatoes (russet or Yukon gold)
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt and pepper to taste
Peel and wash the potatoes. Cut them into thin strips or rounds, depending on your preference.
Place the potato slices in a bowl of cold water and let them soak for about 30 minutes. This helps remove excess starch and makes the potatoes crispier when fried.
Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with a clean towel or paper towels.
Heat vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or Dutch oven to about 350°F (175°C).
Carefully add a batch of potato slices to the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan.
Fry the potatoes for 3-5 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy. Stir occasionally to ensure even cooking.
Using a slotted spoon or spider strainer, remove the fried potatoes from the hot oil and transfer them to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil.
Sprinkle the fried potatoes with salt and pepper to taste while they are still hot.
Repeat the frying process with the remaining batches of potatoes.
Serve the crispy fried potatoes hot as a delicious side dish or snack, and enjoy!
Note: You can also season the fried potatoes with other spices or herbs, such as paprika, garlic powder, or rosemary, to add extra flavor. Feel free to customize the recipe to your liking!