Homemade french fries are very easy to make very easy to get wrong if it’s not done properly. For crispy fries and to reduce the starch you need to soak the potatoes in a bowl of cold water, drain and pat dry the potatoes then allow the oil to get hot.
If these steps are done properly you will end up with fluffy, crispy, and hot fries, if not expect soggy fries, I know no one wants soggy fries. You can also blanch the sliced potatoes with a splash of apple cider vinegar drain and fry. If you’ve been buying french fries you’d have a change of mind with this homemade french fries. Potatoes have a good amount of Fiber, Potassium, and Vitamin C. Fry your fries as you like.
You might want to try;
- Russet Potatoes (Irish potatoes)
- Oil for frying
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
Peel the potatoes, just scrub and make sure they’re clean.
Cut into half (lengthwise)
Then pick one at to cut into half again, then cut into pieces, to the size or thickness of your choice. Then repeat the process until you’re done with potatoes.
Soak the potatoes in a bowl of cold water for as long as you can but for a minimum of 30 minutes to remove starch, it also helps with the crispiness of the fries.
Pat dry the potatoes, you can use paper towels to get as much moisture out of the potatoes as possible. Another step is to blanch the sliced raw potatoes with apple cider vinegar for a few minutes, drain then fry.
Heat oil in a fryer or a skillet over medium-high heat, fry for a few minutes, drain, allow the oil to get hot and refry again. This helps the inside to get soft and the outside crispy.
You can fry in batches, add the potatoes and fry for about 5 minutes or until golden brown and crispy to your preference.
Drain on lined paper towels and sprinkle salt over the fries immediately, I like some black pepper on mine.
Serve and enjoy!
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