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Thread: The secret to perfect homemade fries

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    I find red potatoes work best. Golden Russet have a funny taste to them.
    Cut potatoes into 1cm sticks
    Boil until soft, strain & let sit in strainer while deep fryer warms up. you don't want to put wet potatoes in hot oil
    Deep fry 8 minutes at 325
    Remove
    (At this point you can store them in your fridge to make later)
    increase deep fryer heat to 375
    Deep fry 5 minutes
    Season & serve

    I know it may seen like alot of work for fries but it's so worth it!
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    I think I will try this. Thanks

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    Thanks for the great tip!

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    Thank you. My DH just bought be a deep fryer, and I will try this.
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    A person should always double fry potatos if you want that nice crisp. When making home made fries for my grandchildren, I do a similar thing. No precooking first though.

    Just cut potatoes into fries (russets work best as they have the most starch), do your first fry at 350 until the fries just start to turn a very very light golden. Remove them to a sheet pan lined with papertowel. Continue till all fries have had there first fry. Turn the heat up to 425, and start your second fry. Fry until they are a nice dark golden brown. You can keep them warm in the oven while you finish up the balance of the fries. The ones in the oven will be as crisp as the ones you just removed from the fryer.

    Best way to make fries!
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    also what is good for fries are to chop up fingerling potatoes into four sticks and toss them in olive oil and montreal steak spice. bake until crispy. and omg so good
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    ^ I do something similar but use a variety of different herbs/seasonings. My favorite is parsley, oregano, sea salt and pepper. I also sprinkle with grated parm cheese.
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    Hmmm. Didn't know there was a technique to it. I just boil the snot out of them in vegetable oil till they look about right.

    Maybe that's why the kids have this hunted look about them anytime I go near the kitchen...

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    I think the secret is not to fry them in a frying pan, to use something which allows large amounts of oil.

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    Nope, the secret is the double fry! Try it once.
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    Every fry place I have ever gone to does the double fry method, it's the key.

    Since I don't have a deep fryer at home though I toss them in olive oil then spice with oregano, garlic and pretty much whatever else I can get my hands on, bake them at 400 for 35 -45 minutes
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    ^^^^I do that too sometimes, and the spicer the better for me...not the dog though, lol Thats the healthy version
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    If you cut your fries with a mandolin and slice thin, they come out like potato chips and are soooo yummy.

    I deep fry in a pot on the stove.
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