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French Fries Recipe, How to Make Homemade Crispy French Fries

French Fries are also known as simply fries, chips, finger chips, or French-fried potatoes, and are batonnet or allumette-cut deep-fried potatoes

French Fries Recipe, Make Homemade Crispy French Fries – French fries are now an embodiment in English as what may be a geographical misnomer, along with other linguistic goofs as American Indian, Chinese Checkers, and Turkey.

Homemade french fries are crazy delicious. Do remember that the best fries are double-fried, first at a lower temperature to cook them through, then again in hotter oil to crisp them up to golden perfection.

What are the health benefits of potatoes?

Potatoes are quite nutritious and but often get a not so positive a mention – but do look at this snippet of health benefits of potatoes. Potatoes provide you with:

Potassium: Potassium is needed by every body cell. It helps regulate fluids and mineral balance in and out of cells and in doing so, helps maintain normal blood pressure.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant stabilising free radicals, and prevents cellular damage. It aids in collagen production; assists with iron absorption; and helps heal wounds and keep your gums healthy.

Fibre: Dietary fibre is a complex carbohydrate. It is a part of the plant material that cannot be digested and absorbed in the bloodstream.

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Which are the best potatoes for making French Fries?

While there are hundreds of varieties of potatoes in the world, only few are regarded as suitable for frying. In the US, they are the long Russet (often from Idaho) while in England they prefer Maris Piper.

These varieties are dense, they don’t contain as much water inside, which allows them to get extra crispy. If you get the right quality, potatoes can be delicious and less unhealthy than many of the alternatives.

What is the size of french fries?

The julienne (1/8 inch × 1/8 inch × 2 inches) and baton (1/2 inch x 1/2 inch x 2-1/2 inches) are the most typical cuts for French Fries. Fries, or finger chips, refer to sliced, deep fried potatoes of julienne or baton cuts.

Why soak cut potatoes before frying them?

Soaking peeled, washed and cut fries in cold water overnight removes excess potato starch. Starch makes potatoes crumbly and soft. Soaking prevents fries from sticking together and helps achieve maximum crispness.

Why double fry french fries?

Double frying the fries ensures they turn tender and cook to perfection in the first round. In the second round of frying they turn golden brown and really crisp. The idea is to remove moisture completely and create firm and crisp fries.

First frying should be done on medium heat so that the potato cooks from the middle easily. The second round should be done on high heat so it turns golden quickly and doesn’t burn.

When should I season the French Fries?

You need to season your deep fried french fries immediately after they finish frying using the double fry method. Season your baked or air fryer fries before you start cooking. Simply brush them with some olive oil first to allow the seasoning to stick to the fries.

What are other options for French Fries?

They can be made with sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes. You can bake them instead of frying them. You can also serve them plain as well as with a myriad of condiments.

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Get your ingredients ready for crispy homemade french fries recipe.

Potatoes for Fries


Cut the potatoes into batons or lengthwise and soak them for an hour at least.

Potatoes Ready for Frying


Bring at least 2 inches of oil in a large heavy pot to 325 F. Once the oil is hot, fry the potatoes for about 5 minutes. Work in batches if you’re making more than one or two potatoes’ worth.

Fries Frying in a Pan


Adding too many fries at one time will bring down the temperature of the oil and cause soggy fries. The fries should be cooked through but still as pale as they were when you put them in the oil.

You may need to fry these in several batches.

Single Fried Potato Fries


Fry each batch a second time until they are crisp and golden-brown, about 5 minutes or so. When you remove them from the pan, season them to your liking.

Remove Fried Finger Chips from the Pan


To serve, pile the homemade French fries onto a platter or into a bowl. Pair with Tabasco hot Sauce or Tomato Ketchup.

French Fries, Make Homemade Crispy French Fries


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French Fries Recipe, How to Make Homemade Crispy French Fries

Homemade french fries are crazy delicious. Do remember that the best fries are double-fried, first at a lower temperature to cook them through, then again in hotter oil to crisp them up to golden perfection.
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine World
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Crispy Homemade French Fries, Finger Chips, French Fries, French Fries Recipe, Fries, Homemade French Fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 120kcal
Author Sumit Malhotra

Ingredients

  • 4 piece Large Potato Maris Piper
  • 4 Cup cold water for rinsing
  • 2 Cup oil for frying
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Peel the skin of maris piper potatoes.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch thick sticks.
  • Soak in ice cold water until the starch runs out clean.
  • Pat dry with kitchen towels to remove remaining moisture.
  • Heat up the oil on medium heat. Make sure the oil is approximately 150 degree celcius.
  • Break into batches and deep fry for 5 minutes or until the potatoes turn tender.
  • Drain off over kitchen towel and cool completely.
  • When cooled completely, deep fry in hot oil the second time on high heat.
  • Stir occasionally and fry until it the fries turn golden brown and crisp.
  • Drain off to remove excess oil.
  • Sprinkle ½ tsp chilli powder and ½ tsp salt to season the fries.
  • Serve hot with ketchup of your choice.

Notes - French Fries Recipe, How to Make Homemade Crispy French Fries

  • Let any leftover fries cool completely and store them in a Freezer bag in the fridge, removing as much air from the bag as possible.

FINALLY, TO SUM IT UP

French Fries, Make Homemade Crispy French Fries

French Fries Recipe, Make Homemade Crispy French Fries – French fries are now an embodiment in English as what may be a geographical misnomer, along with other linguistic goofs as American Indian, Chinese Checkers, and Turkey.

Crispy Homemade french fries are crazy delicious. Do remember that the best fries are double-fried, first at a lower temperature to cook them through, then again in hotter oil to crisp them up to golden perfection.

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