Don’t buy those bland frozen bags of fries from the grocery. You can create tasty, crispy French fries from potatoes. It is actually very simple, inexpensive, and just as quick as baking pre-made store bought ones. In the end, you will have a better dish and you will have saved money on groceries.
Vegetable Oil (Note: A little less than half is cup is usually enough. Reuse the oil to save money.)
Russet Potatoes (one large or one – two small potatoes is usually enough for a plate or as a side to serve two people)
Salt and other seasonings
Step 1: Take out all your materials, including how many potatoes you want to cook.
Step 2: Use the kitchen knife and cut the spherical potatoes across the long side. Note: you should cut the vegetable according to how thin or thick you want your fries to be. If you want steak fries, cut a bit fatter. If you want fast-food style fries, cut slimmer strips.
Step 3: Pour a solid layer of oil in the frying pan. Make sure it is enough that the potatoes can kind of “swim” in it.
Step 4: Put the chopped up potato strips into the oil. It’s very important to do this before starting the stove. Or else there’s a chance the oil will splash up and burn you.
Step 5: Cook the fries until they reach a crisp, golden brown color. Cooking at a medium level is suggested. Then stop the stove. Overall, it should take 8 to 12 minutes for the food to be finished.
Step 6: Slowly use a spatula to slide the potatoes on the plate. It’s vital that you do this carefully, so as not to spill oil on your hand, arm, plate, or on other places.
Step 7: Eat.
For added flavor, add salt, pepper, and other seasonings to the oil or on top of the fries after they are finished. Having made this countless times, seasonings that I particularly enjoy are Old Bay Seasoning and Cayenne Pepper. I typically use salt as a base seasoning and then add a heavier seasoning of choice, like Cayenne pepper. And, of course, melting cheese on top of the potatoes is a great idea if you are cheese fries fan.
Flavoring the oil is a good way to season the fries. It helps the potatoes absorb and evenly distribute the flavor. But sometimes you may have to use more salt or other seasonings than expected if you choose this method, as a lot of of the seasoning is left in the oil.
Tips and Warnings
Now that you know how to make crispy fries from potatoes, it’s crucial that to read these tips and warnings in order to increase safety and flavor in your dish.
1. Do not turn the stove heat level up too high. It will cause the oil to pop up.
2. Keep a safe, arm length’s distance from the frying pan. This is just a precaution.
3. While Russet Potatoes are recommended, you are welcome to try other potatoes.
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