1. On stovetop, place a pan with oil.
2. In the meantime, slice your potatoes. (If you want big fries, cut them the longer way.) Add all the potatoes to the pan and turn on the heat to medium-high (closer to high).
3. Sprinkle paprika and salt. The paprika gives it a nice color. Cook for 25–30 minutes, stirring once after about 10 minutes. Stir again at the end of the cook time to make sure it’s ready. Remove your fries to a bowl with a paper towel so the oil drains off.