Homemade French Fries with step by step pictures- Deep fried potato fingers chips that are crispy from outside and soft from inside are French Fries. As such, this snack needs no introduction. We all know it and love it. French fries, a very popular snack across the globe! It is relished by one and all and is certainly a favorite amongst the kids. And the good news is that these can be prepared at home too. The blogosphere has a number of recipes for French Fries. Different recipes follow different methods. In this recipe for homemade French fries, the potato fingers have been deep-fried twice, and believe me this is the best way to make the best of fries. Homemade French Fries are very much like the French Fries which are served at the restaurants and cafes. These finger chips can be served with tomato ketchup for snacking or can be served as a part of the meal along with some burger and iced tea. In this blog, you can find how to make French Fries at home?
Potatoes: Do I need to mention that large and long potatoes are needed for homemade French fries? The potatoes should be peeled and cut into long strips. It is very important that the potato strips are cut in a uniform size. The recipe explains the way of cutting the potatoes for French Fries. Another important thing is to keep the potato strips soaked in cold water for at least 30-45 minutes.
Oil: Most of the recipes call for frying the potatoes twice. The first frying is done till the potatoes are done as in the same are cooked. The second time the potatoes are fried till crisp.
Seasoning: The homemade French fries have been seasoned with only salt. You can also use black pepper powder, chaat masala, etc. to spice up the French fries.
(Adapted from the Internet)
Origin: French Fries may not be all that French. There are claims by Belgians and Spanish too for its origin.
Name: While French fries are French fries or fries in America, these are called chips in the UK and are known as frites in France.
Types: There are 18 types of French fries, from waffle fries to curly fries, etc.
French Fries come to America: Thomas Jefferson introduced this food to Americans. He was introduced to French Fries when he was the American Minister to France.
If you love potatoes, you will love snacks made using potatoes. These include the very classic Indian snack i.e. aloo ki tikki. Another recipe very close to the French Fries recipe is Sindhi Aloo Tuk. Other than these you may also like Aloo Bhujia, Aloo ke Pakode.
Serve crispy French Fries with burgers and iced tea for a weekend brunch.
1.This recipe serves 2-4 persons (depending on their love for fries).
2.Place a peeled potato on a chopping board.
3.Slice off the bottom of the potato. This gives a steady base to the potato.
4.Put it on the chopping board. Flat side down.
5.Cut into 1 cm thick strips.
6.Slice off one side of the potato.
7.Turn the potato.
8.Again cut it into 1 cm thick strips.
9.Separate the strips of the potatoes.
10.Soak in ice cold water for 30 minutes up to an hour.
11.After chilling the potato strips, spread the same on a kitchen towel. Pat these dry.
12.Thereafter heat enough oil. The oil should be medium hot.
13.Add a few potato strips in medium hot oil.
14.Fry till these are just cooked. There should not be any change of color.
15.Transfer on a kitchen towel.
17.Sprinkle enough corn flour on it, such that the fries get coated with it.
18.Freeze these for an hour or so.
19.Heat enough oil. Add a few at a time. Fry on high flame. Do not thaw the fries.
20.Fry till golden brown.
PREP TIME 15 minutes + 1 hour chilling time
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 30 minutes + 1 hour passive time
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