When you go to the grocery store, you probably haven’t realized just how many different types of potatoes there are in the produce section. And if your goal is to make the best french fries possible by frying them at home, you want the best type of potatoes for the job.
The best type of potatoes for frying are called russet potatoes. If there are different type of russet potatoes sold in your grocery store, the Burbank russets are the best type of potatoes for frying because they fry a bit crispier, ideal for French fries.
If you can’t find potato specifically labelled as russet potatoes, they’re also sometimes sold as Idaho potatoes or simply baking potatoes. So if you can’t find specifically, your best bet are those types which are probably russets as well.
Russet potatoes are ideal for frying because they have a high amount of starch and they have a mild potato flavour to them, making them ideal for French fries