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How to cook homemade fries

3-4 large potatoes
130-180 grams of self-rising flour (if you do not have such flour, take regular flour, adding half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of baking soda per 130 grams of flour)
700-950 ml of vegetable oil
A pan with a tight fitting lid
Dressings, sauces and dips
Salt and pepper (you can use salt substitutes)
Garlic powder (garlic is a good seasoning and lowers cholesterol))
Unrefined or extra virgin olive oil (mix the two oils together)
If you choose, take milk (regular or skim), whipped egg whites or warm water (not recommended) to dip the potatoes in before you coat them in flour. Be guided by your taste, there is no right or wrong choice here. If you use whites, three or four will suffice, the amount needed depends on the amount of potatoes.

Pre-cooking. Measure the amount of flour you need and sift or stir with a fork to remove lumps. Get a bag or prepare a place where you will coat the potatoes in flour. Take out the pan and put it on the stove. Slice the potatoes. First cut each potato in half, then cut each half into thick slices. Each half should make 3-4 pieces, which is what we will need. Pour the oil into a pan. It should fill the pan by half, or even three quarters. It should be enough to completely cover the potatoes. The amount of oil you need will depend on how many potatoes you want to cook. 

Some people prefer to fry a few pieces of potatoes at a time, rather than all at once. Rely on your common sense when determining the amount of oil needed. Dip the potatoes in milk, warm water or egg white before you coat them in flour. You can put the flour in a bag or in a container so that the flour completely covers the potato slices.
Turn on the stove to medium heat and heat the oil until hot. The potatoes should squeak when you toss them in the oil. Check if your oil is hot by tossing one potato slice or a pinch of wet flour into it. Put the potatoes in the oil. You don't need to toss many potatoes at once, the slices should not touch each other. When the surface of the potatoes has browned, turn down the heat and close the pan with a lid. This will allow the potatoes to cook well on the inside and outside. Repeat with the next batch of potatoes until all the potatoes are cooked through. This dish is delicious if served hot, right out of the pan.
Home fries are delicious with ketchup, mayonnaise, salsa or ranch dressing. Dip each slice in the sauce or drizzle one of the above sauces on top of the potatoes. Get fancy - add seasonings to the potatoes. Simply add your favorite seasonings to the flour before breading the potatoes. Prepare a potato dish ahead of time and put some paper kitchen towels on it. This will help you remove excess oil. You can also take paper towels and gently blot the roasted potatoes on top. However, if you fried the potatoes properly, there shouldn't be much oil left in them. You can add spicy canned vegetables to the potatoes. If you like cheese, you can sprinkle the cooked potatoes with grated cheese. You can choose the type of cheese according to your taste. You can add to the flour any spices of your choice. You can take red pepper, oregano or a mixture of spices. You can also replace some of the flour with breadcrumbs, grated hard cheese (such as parmesan) or starch if you want a crispier crust. You can also use a ready-made pastry mix instead of flour. Another way to make the potatoes tastier is to melt melt melted cheese in a saucepan and add jalapeño peppers. You'll have a wonderful cheese sauce that you can pour over the potatoes on top. You can use chopped olives instead of peppers or you can add them to the cheese along with the peppers. We recommend cooking the potatoes in a deep cast iron skillet. When you cook the potatoes, don't forget to cover the pan with a lid so that splashes of oil don't burn you. Also, the potatoes will cook evenly under the lid.

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