Last week Patrick asked me to make his favourite side for his birthday.  What’s a girl to do?  Giddy up!  To make the job easy I used my mandoline slicer .  I don’t have a deep fryer, so I use my cast iron pot.  I like to slice up the potato (I used 2 white potatoes), and then transfer them to sit in an ice bath for 30 min.  This seems to really help make a frite with more body.

Be sure to pat dry in tea towell before you put in hot oil otherwise the water will spatter…not good!

I do small batches, drain on paper towel and add sea salt as they come out!  Yum!!!

Variations*** add freshly grated parmesan cheese and thyme, fresh pepper, truffle oil…