Perfecting the art of making crispy French Fries!

Have you ever eaten your hamburger with soggy and greasy French fries? The answer is probably yes for many of you. Nobody wants a plate of limp and greasy French fries. There are a few tricks and tips that should be kept in mind to get light and crispy French fries where the inside is still soft and properly cooked and the outside is brown and crisp.

The quality of the potatoes used is the first step to having crispy French fries. You have to make sure that the potatoes are fresh and have high starch content.

The next step would be to peel your potatoes, slice them and cut them into ¼ inch strips. Before doing this step, it would be better to prepare a bowl with cold water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Transfer the potato strips immediately to this bowl of water so that the potatoes do not discolour. The acid in the water helps the potatoes to remain white and nice. Keep this in the refrigerator for 30 min.

After 30 minutes drain the water and fill the bowl again with cold water and rest it again in the refrigerator. Do this process for 3 times. This will rinse off all excess starch from the potatoes.

When the potatoes are taken out of the water, pat dry them completely with a kitchen towel. Make sure you make them as dry as possible. Blanch these potatoes in boiling hot water, white vinegar and salt for 6 minutes. Dry these using a kitchen towel and then keep the potatoes in the refrigerator overnight.

The next day, take out the dried-out potatoes and deep fry them for 6 min. Then pat dry these with a paper napkin to remove excess oil. You can store this in the freezer.

Your French fries are now ready for future use. These French fries can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. So, you can always fry up some crispy French fries for your next movie-watching day at home. Anyone can achieve this process of making crispy French fries. All you need is a little patience and time and you will never be disappointed with outcome.