French fries are the perfect snack for all ages, occasions and all moods. Crispy and salty fries can never disappoint. It’s a must-do for burgers and a must-have item in your snack spread. If you think about it, the recipe for french fries seems very simple but when we actually start making them at home, we don’t get the same crispy french fries that we get in restaurants. why? Well, perfect cooking is all about mastering certain techniques. Each recipe has its own set of do’s and don’ts to follow; Even the seemingly simple french fries.
Chef Pankaj Bhadouria has shared five important steps to follow while preparing French fries on her Instagram page “masterchefpankajbhadouria”. here they are:
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Here are 5 tips for preparing the perfect French fries:
1. Cut potatoes right
When you cut the raw potatoes to begin with the recipe, be sure to cut them 1/4 inch thick. This is the perfect thickness of french fries that all restaurants and cafes aim for.
2. Pre-cook the French fries
It’s a great way to get the perfect body. Boil raw potato sticks in cold water with a little vinegar and salt for 7-8 minutes. Then remove the potatoes and let them rest on a kitchen towel.
3. Fry for a few seconds first
Dip the boiled potatoes in very hot oil and fry for only 50 seconds. Take them outside on a paper towel. Let them cool down.
4. Freezing french fries
Once the fries have cooled completely, store them in an airtight container and freeze until set and firm.
5. Do not melt
The idea is to let the potato fingers become very crunchy. Defrosting them will make them dirty again. So take them out of the freezer and stir them in the boiling oil and fry them until they turn golden brown.
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These steps and tips will help you get super crispy fries. Add salt and other spices of your choice. Enjoy restaurant-like French fries at home, anytime
If you want to try french fries with different flavours, here are some unique french fries recipes that make a great evening snack.
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