Making French Fries This Easter is what you will not want to miss out on. Have you tasted French Fries before, and you so love the taste, but don’t know how to make it yourself? Making French Fries as one of your Easter snacks won’t be a bad idea.
Don’t worry, in this post, you will learn step by step guide on how to make French Fries at home this Easter. Not only that, you will learn the secret to making the best homemade French Fries from potatoes right at home. This post also outlines tips on how to store your leftover fries.
Making French Fries This Easter
Making french fries is very easy, to get started do the following;
- To remove starch from potatoes – Soak them in cold water.
- To remove moisture from potatoes –Cook them twice.
Find out everything you need to know about making restaurant-quality French fries at home. In the section below.
How to Make Tasty Homemade French Fries
To start the making French Fries, follow this guide;
- Slice the potatoes ½ inch thick.
- Then, soak them cold in water for at least an hour or overnight. (Longer = crispier fries)
- Rinse the potatoes twice with cold water and pat them completely dry.
- Heat oil to 300 degrees. And then fry them in about 6 batches for 5-6 minutes. Don’t overcrowd them by placing too many at the same time. Use a slotted spoon and place it on a paper towel.
- Increase heat to 400 degrees. Fry in batches until golden brown, for about 5 minutes.
- Place them on paper towels and sprinkle immediately with salt.
When you are done, you can serve it with ketchup!
French Fries Baking Method
If you prefer to bake these fries do the following;
- Soak the fries in cold water for at least 1 hour or overnight and pat completely dry.
- Toss with up to ½ cup vegetable oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Next, place the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet at 400° F in the lower third of the oven for 15-20 minutes.
- Remove, toss, place in a single layer, and bake for about 10 more minutes or until it’s brown and crispy.
These are instructions on how to prepare French fries.
To make those tasty French Fries, add your cut potatoes to ice-cold water for about 20 to 30 minutes.
For making crispy fries, dry the soaked potatoes twice or thrice on tissue paper and then fry.
If you are making French Fries for a large gathering, half-fry them and keep them aside. When you are about to serve, quickly fry them for a second time and you will have perfect French Fries.
Tools for This Recipe
French Fry Potato Cutter
Dutch oven + oil thermometer
French Fry Serving Baskets (with Checkered Paper Inserts!)
How To Store and Reheat Leftovers
After making the French Fries, to store them, use any of the methods mentioned below;
If you have leftover fries, let them cool completely and store them in a freezer bag in the fridge. Make sure you remove as much air from the bag as possible.
To reheat, bake at 350° F for about 10 minutes. Make sure they reheat very well.
To store them, Flash freeze them on a baking sheet or plate until solid, 1 hour or so.
Store them in a freezer Ziploc bag in the freezer until they’re ready to eat!
Reheat in a preheated 350° F oven until warm and crisp, for about 15 minutes or so.