Mr. Food: Winning Fries

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Vegetable oil for frying
4 pounds (8 to 10) Idaho russet potatoes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
Salt to taste

1. Fill a deep soup pot 1/3 full with vegetable oil and heat to 350°F. over medium heat. If you prefer to use a deep fryer, follow the manufacturers' instructions to heat oil to 350°F.

2. Meanwhile, leaving the skin on, cut potatoes into the shape of French fries, and place in water. Once all potatoes are cut, drain well and pat dry with paper towels.

3. Once oil has reached 350°F., in small batches, carefully place potatoes in oil and cook until golden. Using a wire basket or slotted spoon, remove fries and drain excess oil. Repeat until all potatoes are cooked.

4. Place fries in a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with cheese, chives, and salt; toss to coat then serve immediately.

For a rich, classic taste, you may want to spray the finished fries with truffle oil before sprinkling with the cheese, chives, and salt. You should be able to find truffle oil in your supermarket.

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