At Terry's funeral, Lafayette recalls Terry's first day on the job. Terry had burnt a basket of fries and Lala comes in to calm Terry down and shows him how it is done with his usual sexy flare. Showing Terry how to dip the fries he tells Terry, "Sexy the dip! Cha cha the dip!"
Lafayette's Sexy Dipped French Fries
Vegetable or Peanut Oil for Frying
Salt & Pepper to taste
Large bowl of cold water
Peel and cut potatoes into sticks.
Transfer potato sticks to bowl of cold water and let soak for at least 2 hours. Why? Well, soaking the potatoes (fries) in cold water gets rid of a lot of the starch and helps achieve delicious, crunchy french fries. You can soak them all night if you feel like it. WeI recommend at LEAST 2 hours. Also, if your water isn't cold enough, add ice cubes and stick it in the fridge.
Remove from bowl to a paper towel lined baking sheet and pat dry, removing any excess water. As Lafayette told Terry, "You wanna make sure all the wet is off the potato product so that shit don't come bubbling' back up on you."
Get ready! You're going to fry these bad-boys twice for maximum crispy deliciousness!
Pre-Heat Oil to 300º in a deep skillet or dutch oven
In small batches, fry potato sticks until tender. Test them with a metal spatula or knife. When you can easily slice through a stick, pull them from the oil and transfer to a paper towel lined pan. Pat away the excess grease with a dry paper towel. Repeat until you have lightly fried the entire batch.
Increase oil temperature to 375º
Again, in small batches, fry the potato sticks until golden brown and crispy. About 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined baking sheet to drain the grease. Season with salt and pepper or other seasonings (garlic, cayenne, onion powder, etc.).