Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Home Made French Fries.

RECIPE: French Fries for the Home Cook

  • Serving: 4
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

  • 2 1/2 cups peanut oil.
  • 2 pounds medium white all-purpose potatoes (about 6), peeled and cut into approximately 3/8-inch-thick sticks.
  • Coarse salt, such as kosher or sea salt

1. Pour oil into a 12-inch skillet. Add potatoes to cold oil. They should be packed in a single layer with several sitting on top and with oil almost covering them. As potatoes fry and their moisture evaporates, they will eventually fit in pan in a single layer. Turn heat to medium, and fry until potatoes just start to turn pale golden, occasionally jiggling pan, 25 to 30 minutes. (You can move potatoes around for first 10 to 12 minutes if you like, but do not disturb them for the next 10 to 15 minutes, because they are too fragile.)

2. Once potatoes have developed a pale gold shell, increase heat to medium-high and fry, continuously moving them around to ensure even browning. When they are golden brown, transfer them (I use spring-action tongs) to a wire rack set over a cookie sheet or jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION: Based on individual serving.
  • Calories: 730
  • Total Fat: 40 g
  • Saturated Fat: 14 g
  • Cholesterol: 22 mg
  • Sodium: 136 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 82 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Calcium: 18 mg
  • Folate: 65 mcg
HANDY HINTS: The Easy Way to Make Homemade French Fries Don't bother the potatoes while they cook. Simply add them to the cold oil, turn the heat on medium, and find something else to do. To fry potatoes for two, halve the recipe, use a medium skillet, and reduce temperature to low.



This is a easy way to made french fries. But i was thinking if we add them in cold oil they will get deeply wet in oil this will take too much time to get ready. what you think if we make oil a little bit warmer before we start cooking fries?

Well i can say it is easy way to made french fries. That will help guys too :)

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"Thanks Iqbal , But the main idea is to coat potatoes with oil before it start releasing starch (cos then it makes potatoes sticky to each other and you get fried potato loaf instead "

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