So here's how to make yourself a decent plate of fries at home, without killing yourself and without shelling out four dollars at a breakfast place. Let's face it, four dollars will buy you a bag of potatoes that will keep you in fingerchips (or fries) for a long, long time.
Potatoes (red bliss for this batch, but I use any kind of potatoes I can lay my hands on).
Flavoured salt, pepper.
Oregano, chillie flakes, parmesan (optional).
Oil (canola, vegetable, sunflower).
Chop potatoes. Boil potatoes till almost done. Fry in a cast iron/non-stick skillet, to minimise use of oil. Take care to separate each slice and turn them occasionally so both sides of each slice are well fried. Yes, I'm obsessive. Which is why I make damn fine fingerchips. Or fries. Sprinkle salt'npepper and spices. Give a final stir. Drain on kitchen towels. Serve. Maybe with parmesan on top.
My friend and dinner guest's share (for dinner recipe, see here)