Ever wonder how to make some delicious french fries? Can’t get them crispy enough for your tastes? Look no further.
Come now, throw on your chef’s hat and apron and let’s get to work.
The recipe’s incredibly simple. The YouTube description lists the following necessities:
Potato (as required)
Water (cold & hot)
oil to fry”
Additionally, a freezer, frying pan, and plates will definitely come in handy.
First, take some whole potatoes and proceed to peel them. Don’t let the strawberry cutting board throw you off. There are no strawberries in this recipe. Although, I do really love strawberries.
A potato peeling tool should do the trick – they’re generally safer and more effective than knives for this specific purpose.
Next, cut your perfect potatoes into thick slices. Use a sharp blade or any decent knife.
Caution: don’t cut your fingers.
Time for your fries to take their shape – cut the slices into “finger-sized pieces.”
We’re well on the way to some amazing fries, one slice at a time.
Oh wow, I’m hungry enough to eat the raw potato fries… but that’d be foolish.
Time to fry these bad bois.
Fetch a large bowl or pot and add chilled water.
Throw the fries in the water – their temporary new home.
Let them sit for 30 minutes.
Next, prepare another bowl of water – this time hot.
Transfer the chilled potato fingers into the bowl of hot water and let sit for another 10 minutes.
It’s all about the consistency.
Next, pat the potatoes dry with a clean cloth.
I’ll say it again – make sure the cloth is clean.
Put the naked fries on a plate or in an appropriate container then add them to the freezer for an hour.
Your patience is about to pay off.
An hour later, remove them from the freezer. Add some oil to your favorite pan and heat.
Now, it’s finally time to fry.
After frying for a solid two minutes, remove your fries from the pan.
Place them on a plate or in an appropriate container and let them cool completely.
Are they cool? Alright, time to refry them. Double frying’s essential for a perfectly crispy texture.
Keep a close eye on your fries. After a few minutes, they should be ready.
Proceed to remove them from your pan.
Well, there you have it – some delicious fries with the perfect amount of crisp. Let them cool off for a bit and then get to grubbin’!
Although presumably French in origin, french fries actually trace back as far as the 1600s in what is now Belgium, of all places. So maybe “Belgian fries” would be more accurate? Unfortunately, it doesn’t roll off the tongue quite like “French fries.”
According to Belgian history, poor villagers in the Meuse Valley would turn to the potato in the winter months. Although their diet relied on fish most of the year, the winter would often prove too harsh for fishing – enter the potato. Apparently the villagers would slice and fry their potatoes just like their favorite fish.
Today, French fries have gone global, taking on new, unique flavors, even incorporating Cajun and Indian spices in some areas.
Whenever you have a party that requires some finger foods, need to impress a date, or just have the munchies, feel free to whip out this recipe.
Bon appétit and buen provecho. Enjoy.
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