Problem is, I am slightly afraid of heating up oil on the stove and I don't have a deep fryer. In the past when I've put a big pot of oil on the stove, I haven't gotten to it early enough and before I know it, the house is full of smoke, alarms are going off, and I can't breathe.
I know I could put a thermometer in the pot avoid this whole situation, but instead I opted for roasting my french fries and luckily, they ended up even crunchier than the fried version!
ROASTED ROSEMARY FRENCH FRIES
Recipe slightly adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow
2 Tbsp. olive oil
coarse sea salt
1. Slice potatoes and soak in cold water for 5-10 minutes.
2. Toss potatoes with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and rosemary.
3. Roast for 30-40 minutes at 450˚, flipping every ten minutes.