It looks like I spoke too soon with regards to cold oil french fries. After trying the method once with russets, I rejoiced to the world about HOW EASY this recipe is, and pushed aside claims from Cooks Illustrated that yukon gold potatoes yielded far superior results.
That I opened my mouth without having all the information isn’t that surprising. What is surprising though, is how GOOD these homemade fries are — and while, if you only have russet potatoes handy, you won’t be disappointed with the results, it really is important that you go get some yukon golds right away — LOOK at them.
(Click on the title below for a printable version of the recipe.)