4 large potatoes
Several paper towels
3 or 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more, if needed
Kosher salt to taste
1. Peel potatoes and rinse under cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. With a sharp knife, cut potatoes into thin slices, about 1/8-inch thick.
2. In a large skillet, briefly heat 3 tablespoons oil on a medium flame. With a spatula, carefully move potatoes into the oil. Make sure they don’t overlap. Sprinkle with salt. Fry for several minutes until potato slices begin to brown. Flip slices to the other side and sprinkle again with salt. Add more oil, if needed.
3. Continue frying and turning slices until they are brown and quite crisp, about 15-20 minutes. Move to 2 layers of paper towels to drain and serve immediately.
Yield: 8 servings