Beef Tallow French Fries

Recipe adapted from from Granny’s Vital Vittles. Serving size–one person per potato used.

  • A few cups of beef fat – enough so there are two inches of melted tallow in the panFrench Fries
  • A few potatoes (russets are best)
  1. Wash the potatoes and peel them if desired. Cut your fries into long strips.
  2. Fill the mixing bowl with cold water and submerge the potato strips in until you are ready to fry them.
  3. Fill the pan with tallow. Place the pan on a back-burner for safety. Set the burner to high.
  4. Dry the potatoes in preparation for frying them.
  5. Wait until the oil is about 350-360 degrees. If you have an instant read thermometer you can use that to tell. If not, wait until a fry sizzles when you carefully slide it into the oil.
  6. Put the cut potatoes in the grease carefully with the fryer skimmer. Let them cook until they are golden brown.
  7. Remove with the skimmer and place on a plate with a paper towel to soak up any excess grease.
  8. Serve immediately. Please follow appropriate fire safety procedures for burning fat (i.e. water will not put out grease fires–have a fire extinguisher handy)

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