Let’s talk French Fries! What oil you should use, why you should double fry, and why NOT to place them on paper towels. Follow this recipe and a few tips for the best batch of homemade double fried French fries!
Per the internet Americans consume 29lbs of French fries each year. If you are going to make these from scratch (not frozen store bought) you gotta do it right! French fries are simply cut up potatoes, fried and salted. Well sorta. There are a few tricks to the French Fry making trade. Have you ever wondered why your homemade French fries don’t quite taste like those of your favorite fast food joint?
First thing is you need the right potato. Russets make the best french fries. No further discussion needed!
Second, you need to be using the right oil. Sunflower oil makes the best French fries. I don’t know why they just do.
Third, you want to blanch the fries in heated oil. You are not cooking them. This may seem like a unnecessary step but believe me double frying your French fries will make them tastier and 10x crispier.
Fourth and finally DO NOT PLACE THEM ON PAPER TOWELS. Placing your crispy french fries on an oil soaked napkin…gross, but really they will lose their crispness and get soggy. JUST DON’T! This tip goes for any food you fry!
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