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  1. 2 lbs 908g / 32oz Medium-sized boiling potatoes

  2. 5 tablespoons 75ml Vegetable oil

  3. 1 tablespoon 15ml Sesame seeds

  4. 3 Good-sized cloves garlic - peeled and slivered

  5. 1/2 teaspoon 2 1/2ml Ground turmeric

  6. 1/8 teaspoon 0.6ml Ground asafetida

  7. 1 teaspoon 5ml Salt

  8. 1/8 teaspoon 0.6ml Cayenne pepper - optional

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  1. Recipe Instructions Peel the potatoes and cut into fingers ("French fries"), 1/3- to 1/2-inch thick. Put fingers into a bowl of cold water for half an hour or more. Drain and wipe dry. Heat the oil in an 8- to 9-inch skillet [or wok] over a medium flame. When it is hot, put in the potatoes and cook them, turning once or twice, for 8 to 10 minutes. The potatoes should be partially cooked and not browned. Remove potatoes with a slotted spoon to a plate and set aside. Put the sesame seeds into the same skillet. Stir once. Now add the slivers of garlic, continuing to stir and fry over a medium flame. When the garlic begins to turn brown [the browning happens quickly], put in the turmeric and asafetida. Stir once. Now quickly add the half-cooked potatoes, salt, and cayenne. Stir again. Cover. Turn heat to low and cook gently until potatoes are done. Stir frequently. NOTE: Gujarati French fries.


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