This post was inspired by the great city of Washington DC. During my job search, I made a trip to the capitol
to go on some informational interviews and spend time with my cousin. We went to Granville Moore’s
where they serve frittes, ales, and moules. Since they only have a limited menu to focus on, everything is really delicious. The frites were legitimately some of the best I’ve ever had. Here’s my recreation and while they might not have been as good as Granville Moore’s, they were pretty tasty and super easy to make 🙂
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.Peel potatoes (or not depending on what you prefer) and cut lengthwise into quarter-inch thick slices. Cut again into 1/4-inch thick fries.
Place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water. From what I’ve read, soaking the potatoes in water takes some of the starch out of them and this makes them crispier. I soaked mine for around 3 hours but 1 should be enough. Just before cooking, drain water and place on paper towel, pat dry.
Put the potatoes in a bowl; drizzle with olive oil, salt, and black pepper. Toss well and lay out in 1 layer on nonstick baking sheet. Bake until light brown. Cook for approximately 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently until golden brown.
Remove from oven, allow to cool for 1 or 2 minutes and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.