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‘Salt & Vinegar’ French Fries

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Recipe courtesy of Arthur Gordon
as seen on episode “Well Fed Community Garden“, Season 6

Flavor, NC | Salt & Vinegar French Fries

Serves 4 amply

Salt & Vinegar Brine:

Slice: ¼ cabbage head and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of salt.
Massage: cabbage slices with hands to work salt into the cabbage.
Stuff: sliced, salted cabbage only into a mason jar until it is completely full, close with top, blocking air from entering jar.
Leave standing at room temperature for 5 days.

Potatoes:

Slice: 3 large Idaho potatoes into julienne strips (fries)
Place: julienne potatoes in a bowl
Prepare: Salt Brine for Potatoes
Mix 2 cups of water with 2 tablespoons of salt until dissolved.
Squeeze all of the sauerkraut juice into the salt brine water.
Cover: julienne potatoes with this solution and let stand for 24 to 36 hours at room temperature.
(If any salt brine or sauerkraut juice remains, pour back into cabbage mason jar and let sit longer.)

Frying Fries:

First Fry: Heat oil* in a cast iron pan or pot to 325 degree F. The temperature needs to be accurate – use a fry thermometer to ensure that the oil is at the correct temperature – this is crucial. * Chef Arthur uses Rice Bran Oil (which is not GMO). Other options include canola or soy oil
Drain julienne potatoes from salt brine.
Drop potatoes into 325 degree F oil, and fry for about 6-8 minutes until lightly golden. Let the fries ‘rest’ until just before service.

Second Fry: immediately before service: Heat oil to 375 degree F – use thermometer to be accurate
Drop potatoes into 375 degree F oil, and fry for about 3 minutes until golden.

This 2 fry method ensures that the fries will be crispy on the outside and cooked through on the inside.

Aioli Dipping Sauce for French Fries

Blend the following in a Food Processor:

  • 2 egg yolks
  • Squeezed juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp finely minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

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  1. blueberry says:

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