Selecting the best potatoes
The secret to perfectly-cooked French fries starts with using the right potatoes. You want high-starch potatoes. Idaho or Russet potatoes are the best choice for classic French Fries or you can use Sweet Potatoes for additional sweetness. These potatoes are dense and have less moisture, which is key to avoiding soggy fries.
You should avoid waxy potatoes like red-skinned, new, or fingerling potatoes. The resulting fries will be limp and soggy and can darken too quickly. They’re high in moisture, and will actually become hollow when fried as the water evaporates out.
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A Crucial Step is Soaking French Fries
Using ice water will stiffen the potato’s cell walls which help you achieve crispier fries. Just make sure after you’ve rinsed your fries, you completely dry them before cooking. Drying them is critical to making sure you achieve the perfect crispy taste. After soaking, dry the fries between paper towels. Damp potatoes in the heat from the oven can cause steam, which results in soft fries.
Baked French Fries
Using ice water will stiffen the potato’s cell walls which help you achieve crispier fries. Just make sure after you’ve rinsed your fries, you completely dry them before cooking. Drying them is critical to making sure you achieve the perfect crispy taste.
- 4 Russet Potatoes
- 1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Prepare the Potatoes
- Wash potatoes using a Vegetable Brush and Pat Dry
- Cut your potatoes lengthwise.
- Place each half cut-side down and slice lengthwise into 1/4”- or 1/2”-thick slices.
- Stack your slices and cut in half lengthwise for fries.
Soak the potatoes in cold water
- As you cut your fries, place them into a bowl of cold water.
- Once they are all cut, rinse your fries under cold water to remove excess starch.
- When the water runs clear, you’re good to go!
- After a good rinse, place them back into a bowl of ice water and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Time to Cook
- After soaking, dry the fries between paper towels. Damp potatoes in the heat from the oven can cause steam, which results in soft fries.
- Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Pour oil over the fries and season them as desired.
- Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes to cook the fries.
- Turn up the temperature to 425°F for another 15-20 minutes for maximum crispness.
You can usually calculate 2 Potatoes per person on average. Season them any way you want!
Baked French Fries
Amount Per Serving:
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 7.14 g||10.8%|
|Saturated Fat 1.06 g||5%|
|Cholesterol 0.0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 24.63 mg||1%|
|Total Carbohydrate 88.53 g||29.3%|
|Dietary Fiber 6.37 g||24%|
|Sugars 3.04 g|
|Protein 10.48 g|
|Vitamin A 0.0 µg||Vitamin C 27.92 mg|
|Calcium 63.76 mg||Iron 4.25 mg|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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