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Idaho® Potato French Fries with Lime and Cilantro

French fries with lime and cilantro

The addition of lime and cilantro make these french fries a chic side dish or snack.

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  • 8Servings


  • 4 potatoes
  • Canola oil for deep-frying, as needed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro


1. Using a french-fry cutter, cut potatoes lengthwise into 1/3 X 1/3-inch strips.

2. Place in cold water to prevent oxidization and to wash out excess starch.

3. Blanch potatoes: Bring a large pot of water to boil; add potato strips; allow water to return to a full boil; cook 30 seconds more; drain.

4. Place potatoes on lined cookie sheet; hold refrigerated. Combine garlic, lime juice and salt in small dish; refrigerate 1 hour.

5. Remove potatoes from refrigerator Thoroughly pat dry and deep-fry in 365ºF canola oil for 3 to 6 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

6. Drain, then place in a stainless-steel bowl; reserve warm.

7. Stir cilantro into garlic mixture. Add to fries, tossing to coat. Serve in a paper cone.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission

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