Salt and Vinegar French Fries

Salt and Vinegar French FriesI’m definitely a sugar girl through and through, but there is one kind of salt that I can get down with. French fries.

There’s just something about deep fried potato wedges that speak to my inner food obsessed self.

Salt and Vinegar French FriesAnd potatoes are a vegetable, so that’s good, right? They’re pretty much one of the 5 food groups. So, yep, I approve.

But I couldn’t just leave my fries plain. I’m from Canada, so you know I had to get a little crazy and add some vinegar with mine.

Fries without vinegar in Canada are like a sin. We have ketchup (and fry sauce in Utah). In Canada, they serve your fries with little packets of vinegar. So funny, but delish nonetheless.

These salt and vinegar french fries are the perfect mix of crispy, vinegary, salty goodness. Perfect to serve for game day, with burgers on the grill, or just for a snack.

Salt and Vinegar French FriesServe them in cute little containers (like these mini bale jars) at a party or for an appetizer at an event, and you’ll be the hit of the party.

Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:

  • 6-7 Medium Sized Potatoes
  • Kosher Salt
  • Distilled White Vinegar
  • Vegetable Oil (for frying)
  • Thyme (for garnish, if desired)

Being by peeling your potatoes and cutting them into 1 inch wedges. Once cut, place them in ice water to sit. This will prevent them from going brown before frying!

Add about 3 inches of vegetable oil to a large and deep skillet. (A wok or a dutch oven works great too). If you are using a larger pan, add enough to completely cover your potato strips.

Salt and Vinegar French FriesHeat until your oil reaches about 250 degrees. I like to keep my oil at this temp because it cooks the fries slow enough to get them crispy but prevents a lot of splattering and a huge mess. Because who wants to clean that up…? Not me.

Once your oil has reached the right temperature, remove your fries from the water bath, dry them, and then place them into your skillet. Only add small batches of the sliced fries at a time. Adding too many fries to your oil will prevent them from cooking all the way through, will cook them slower, and they’ll end up soggy too. No bueno.

Salt and Vinegar French FriesMove your fries while cooking to prevent them from sticking. Continue cooking until they are lightly browned.

Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel lined dish. Blot excess oil from the fries with a paper towel and allow to cool.

Repeat the process with your next batch of raw potato strips until all are cooked.

Once cooked, toss the fries with 2-4 tablespoons of vinegar, depending on your desired flavor.

Season with kosher salt and top with thyme.

Salt and Vinegar French Fries

Photography by Haley Nord Photography 

1 Comment

  1. Tranae on September 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    OMG I have to try this. I love salt & vinegar chips. Thanks for the recipe.

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