not fried but.....
if you ever need a change to fried potatos try this:
slice up spuds in casserole dish (this is fantastic in a dutch oven, but a beyotch to clean) salt and pepper to taste. Fry up some bacon until crispy, throw that, grease and everything into same dish as potatos. a 16 oz container of sourcream and 2-4 cups (depending on how many potatos) of Monterey Jack cheese go in next, stir everything together, cover and bake at 375 until done (35-45 min)
but if you have your heart set on fried, I'd second the advice about the oil. Olive oil works better at lower temps, and while I've used it to fry potatoes it takes a long time.
Where nameless men by nameless rivers wander, and in strange valleys die strange deaths alone.
'Sovegna vos a temps de ma dolor'. Poi s'ascose nel foco che gli affina.