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French Fries Recipe | How to make Crispy Finger chips

French fries

French Fries Recipe | Crispy Finger chips are an all-time favorite snack for people of all ages. This dish is an easy and quick recipe for the perfect crispy texture on the outside with a smooth & creamy texture inside.

They are not the same as potato chips; the texture is just what defines them. It is the most popular snack in the world, and McDonald’s french fries are a popular menu item alongside burgers.

However, they are popular in restaurants because of a few preservatives used to achieve the desired color and flavor, they are best made at home with ease and absolutely healthy, with no additional chemicals.

We can’t stop eating them once we start. The only way to make them crispy at home is to fry them twice, first at a low temperature and then at a high temperature.

Because potatoes are such a crucial ingredient in making this dish, only the best ones should be used. We need two large potatoes for serving each person, and the number of them depends on how many people are having them.

To eliminate extra starch, we have to thinly slice the potatoes and thoroughly rinse them, and then submerged them in boiling water with a small amount of baking soda for a few minutes.

Then, we must dry them off with a kitchen towel to eliminate all of the moisture. Next, we have to coat the potato slices with cornflour and freeze them for 30 minutes to an hour.

Lastly, we double fry them and season them with salt and pepper.

Choice of potatoes

The potatoes used to make this dish should have a low moisture and starch content. When cooked, if the moisture level is high, the fries become soggy and hollow as the water evaporates.

The Russet variety, Idaho variety, Maris piper, the Shepody, Yukon gold variety ones are the most used varieties of them across the world to produce the perfect texture, crunch on the outside, and fluffy on the inside.

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How to make Crispy French fries

  1. Rinse the potatoes thoroughly and peel them (Peeling them is entirely optional; however, I prefer to peel them in order to get a uniform appearance

2. Cut them into 1 cm thick slices.

3. Further, cut them into 1 cm width to make matchstick fries. Rinse the potato slices thoroughly in water.

French fries

4. For around 10 to 15 minutes, soak them in boiling water with baking soda. This step helps to remove excess starch from them.

French fries

5. Drain them in a colander, rinse them thoroughly, and then drain them again. Place them on the kitchen towel and fully dry them.

6. At this stage, Transfer the potato slices to a bowl and toss them in the cornflour until they are well coated. (This step is optional – for getting the extra crispiness)

French fries

7. Place the potato slices in the freezer for up to 30 minutes to an hour for getting them crispier and fluffier.

8. Heat the oil for deep frying, cook the potato slices on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes. (This step will help them cook from within)

French fries

9. Take out of the oil, put on a towel, and cool them. (Fries can stay for up to three months at this time in the freezer.

10. Deep fry the cooled ones for the second time in high flame until they turn golden brown in color. Drain off the excess oil and place them on a tissue.

French fries

11. Now sprinkle salt, chili powder, and garlic powder and toss them well

French fries

12. Serve these crispy french fries with tomato ketchup.

French fries
French fries

French Fries Recipe | Crispy Finger chips

Srilatha
Prep Time 1 hr 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine French
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 6  Potatoes Large
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • 4 cups Hot water Boiling
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour  Optional
  • Oil  for deep fry
  • Salt  as required
  • ¼ tsp Garlic powder 
  • ¼ tsp Red chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the potatoes thoroughly and peel them (Peeling the potatoes is entirely optional; however, I prefer to peel them in order to get a uniform appearance
  • Cut the potatoes into1 cm thick slices.
  • Further, cut the potatoes into 1 cm width to make matchstick fries.
  • Rinse the potato slices thoroughly in water.
  • For around 10 to 15minutes, soak the potatoes in boiling water with baking soda. This step helps to remove excess starch from the fries.
  • Drain the potatoes in a colander, rinse them thoroughly, and then drain them again.
  • On the kitchen towel place the Potato slices and fully dry them.
  • At this stage, transfer the potato slices to a bowl and toss them in the cornflour until they are well coated. (This step is optional – for getting the extra crispiness)
  • Place the potato slices in the freezer for up to 30 minutes to an hour for getting the crispier and fluffier fries.
  • Heat the oil for deep frying, cook the potato slices on a medium flame for 5-6 minutes. (This step will help the fries cook from within)
  • Take the fries out of the oil, put on a towel, and cool them. (Fries can stay for up to three months at this time in the freezer.
  • Deep fry the cooled fries for the second time in high flame until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Drain off the excess oil and place them on a tissue.
  • Now sprinkle salt, chili powder, and garlic powder and toss them well
  • Serve these crispy french fries with mayonnaise and tomato ketchup.

Notes

  1. Do not add all the fried ones at once for deep frying. They reduce the oil temperature and get soggy.
  2. The Potatoes turn crispier when they are chilled. do not skip the step