Crispy Idaho® Potatoes

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Crispy Idaho® Potatoes
  • 4 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • Grapeseed oil or canola oil for deep-frying
  • 3 cups corn flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Preparation

1 Cut potatoes into sticks 1/2-inch thick and 4 inches long, dropping them into a bowl of cold water as you work to prevent them from discoloring.

2 Pour 3 inches of oil into a deep-fryer or deep heavy pot and heat over medium-high heat to 350°F. Meanwhile, drain potatoes and pat thoroughly dry with paper towels.

3 Add potatoes, in batches if necessary, to hot oil and fry, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until they start to turn golden brown. With tongs or a slotted spoo

4 Carefully set pot of oil aside.

5 Transfer potatoes to a baking sheet, spreading them out in a single layer, and place in freezer for about 1 hour, or until they are partially frozen.

6 Combine corn flakes and panko in a blender or a food processor and process until fine. Transfer to a shallow bowl.

7 Combine flour, salt, and cayenne in a second shallow bowl. In a third bowl, lightly beat the eggs. Roll semi-frozen potato sticks in flour, dip in eggs, letting excess drip off, and roll them in the corn flake mixture

8 Repeat process a second time, and place potatoes in a single layer on a large plate.

9 Heat oil over medium-high heat to 375ºF. Fry potatoes, a handful at a time, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

10 Be sure to allow the oil to reheat between batches. Sprinkle potatoes with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

Source: Idaho Potato Commission