Parisian Fried Potatoes (Pommes Pont Neuf)
3 lbs. medium white potatoes
1. Peel potatoes. Square off ends, then cut lengthwise into 4–6 wedges.
2. Pour oil into a large, deep skillet to a depth of 2". Heat oil to 350° on a candy thermometer, over medium-high heat. Add potatoes and fry, stirring occasionally to keep them from sticking together, until golden and tender when pierced with a skewer, 12–15 minutes.
3. Transfer potatoes with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain. Season to taste with salt.