How to Make Perfect French Fries. Crispy and Lightly Golden with a Creamy Inside!!!
Recipe type: Vegetable / Accompaniment
Cuisine: French / American
Making perfect French Fries takes a little long than just frying up some cut potato, but it is well worth the effort.
- Boiling kettle water
- Oil for frying
- Peel and cut the potatoes into fries of anything from 4mm matchstick fries to 12mm fries.
- Place the fries in a heatproof bowl and pour boiling water over the potatoes. Allow this to stand for 15 minutes.
- Drain the fries and pat them dry thoroughly.
- Heat your oil to 160c or 310f and fry the potato for 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove the fries from the oil and transfer them to a large platter to cool. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
- At this stage you can freeze the fries or refrigerate the fries for processing later.
- Once the fries have cooled, reheat your oil to 190c or 375f and fry the chips for a further 3 minutes until crisp.
- Due to the blanching process in the beginning the fries will not turn the muddy brown color so often seen. Instead they will maintain a beautiful creamy golden color.