French fries are tastiest accompanimentsand any meal
Potatoes are full of starch and natural sugars
French fries take a little planning and some careful temperature control
So, you want to know how to fry perfect French fries, do you? Let's face it, it is not easy to fry French fries that look and taste exactly the same as the ones served in fast food restaurants. If you want to recreate those perfect golden-yellow fries at home, the best option is to buy a packet of frozen French fries and fry them in a pan or cook them in a fryer. However, the real do-it-yourself, homemade French fries have more advantages than the ones we get in restaurants, as the homemade version of fries are healthier (starch-free with less fat) than the ones we get in restaurant. Of course, these homemade French fries take a little planning and some careful temperature control. So, make sure your French fries are perfect slim in shape and have the right golden colour; the best part is that they are the tastiest accompaniments to any meal.
French fries are perfect slim in shape and have the right golden colour
But, before we tell you how to fry French fries, let's learn how and why to rinse the French fries.
When you are frying French fries at home, you want them to be golden, crispy and healthy. Therefore, rinsing them before frying is an important step. We all know that potatoes are full of starch and natural sugars. As we cut the potatoes length-wise, the natural sugar in potato releases onto the surface of the strips. If we fry them without rinsing, the sugar on the outside will caramelise in the hot oil and burn before the interior part of the potatoes, which can result in brown and distasteful French fries. Therefore, it is important to soak them for half an hour in room-temperature water. This will rinse away the surface sugar and starch present in them. Don't forget to dry the potatoes before you fry them with the help of a dry cloth or kitchen towel.