How to make French fries at home
French fries are crazy delicious finger chips that are crisp but soft from inside and a traditional accompaniment of hamburgers, grilled steak, and steamed mussels. It is sold in Mc Donald’s or any other fast-food restaurant, but today we’ll give you a simple recipe to make French fries at home. Let’s start!
Cut the potatoes
Firstly, rinse potatoes in water and peel them if you want. Slice the potato into slices with 1cm thickness. Then stack these slices and cut them into sticks with 1cm width. Remember that the cut is the key to making fries. You can cut off the top and bottom of the potato to get a square or rectangle incline, or just use a French fry cutter if you have one.
Soak and dry the potatoes
Soak the cut potatoes in cool water for at least 20 minutes to get rid of excess starch and achieve fluffier and crispier fries. Then place them on a clean kitchen towel and place the second half of the towel above. Pat them dry completely before frying.
Heat the oil in a wok or pan until the temperature hits 130 to 135 degrees Celsius – remember to use a thermometer to have a test. Add the potatoes in the oil, frying them while stirring often for uniform cooking. When you notice a crust from outside without major color change, you should remove finger chips with a slotted spoon and continue with more batches. Also, place the half-fried potatoes on paper kitchen towels to absorb extra oil and let them cool down to room temperature.
The second frying is similar to the first one, but note that the oil should be at a temperature of 180 to 185 degrees Celsius. Add the fries, work in batches, and cook till golden, according to how crisp you like your fries. Place them on paper towels again to remove the extra oil.
Serving French fries
Put the French fries in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, paprika, dried herbs, or red chili flakes when they are still hot. Gently shake the bowl in order that all these flavorings are totally mixed with finger chips. You can also serve some sauce with French fries, such as ketchup and sriracha sauce.