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Authentic Garlic Fries

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Published 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2008
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2. In a deep-fat fryer or heavy pot, pour enough oil to reach a depth of 2 inches. Attach a deep-fry thermometer to pot, or heat electric deep-fat fryer to 325 degrees.

3. Fry potatoes (in batches if necessary) for 5 minutes, until tender. Do not brown. Drain on paper towels.

4. At this point they can rest for up to 2 hours at room temperature. Reheat oil to 375 degrees and refry the potatoes for 2 to 3 minutes, until crisp and golden.

5. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Toss the potatoes in a large bowl with the garlic-oil mixture, chopped parsley and a generous amount of salt and pepper. Serves 4.

Source: Adapted from "Great Bar Food at Home" (Wiley, $21.99) by Kate Heyhoe.

Per serving (without the oil for frying): 206 calories (43 percent from fat), 13.8 g fat (1.8 g saturated, 9.9 g monounsaturated), 0 cholesterol, 4.2 g protein, 37.3 g carbohydrates, 5.7 g fiber, 17.2 mg sodium.