Our first challenge was to choose the best type of potato for frying. A mission to make baked french fries that come out just as crispy as ones that are deep fried. Even the Japanese and Koreans use cornstarch, not flour, to dredge their fried chicken. 1 litre) cooking oil, see tips for more information, 1/2 cup (2 ounces or 75 grams) cornstarch, or cornflour (UK). These crispy french fries are baked in the oven with cornstarch, steam, and oil. and it is all thanks to one secret ingredient that makes these crispy fries! 2. Would love to know if this method worked with sweet potato fries as well? Sanjay Sharma from Mandi (HP) India on February 27, 2014: A beautifully worded hub with easy instruction. But digging into half of your recommended daily all while enjoying french fries is pretty freaking awesome. And let’s be honest here: I love French Fries, too. 1. I like Lahore centre, they have all the items, I read your blog its very informative I learn abut many things from your blog. The fries did not feel like they had a coating and it made them extra crispy! Thanks for this enellecxt overview. While I'm here I have to ask ... What kind of knife that is in your photos? While the fries are cooling and drying out, coat a half sheet pan, or any metal baking sheet with sides, liberally with oil. Valerie Washington from Tempe, Arizona on November 26, 2012: mmm french fries....dipped in a wendy's frosty...that's what I thinking about!!! Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on January 16, 2013: dobo700, I'm glad you enjoyed the safety tips. Toss milk and cornstarch into a plastic bag. Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. for 20 mins then fried once at 300F for 5 mins, removed and cooled, then 325F until golden (not dark and sooty) brown. Serve immediately. Jack. Thanks for letting me brag about my knife. I would just dust the fries lightly, though. I’ve tried the popular cornstarch trick to make sweet potato fries crispy, but (homemade fry fans, please do not hate me for this), I’m just not into it. they are good! Thanks for all the button pushing! I will try your recipe and fry then twice. I would love to do a cookbook. I suggest not even taking it all the way out of the oven to put the fries on it. We finally took a tip from La Lucha, a well-known sandwich joint in Miraflores that boasts "the best French fries in Lima". Heat could be increased but danger of burning I think outweighs the speed of crisping, which is of course the goal here. Made these last week and will be making again tonight. Air Fryer Crispy Crunchy Sweet Potato Fries are healthy fried sweet potato french fries that are low in fat and perfect for guilt-free meals. Oils with low smoke points degrade at high temperatures, with serious consequences. This oil is too hot! Drop spuds into oil. Please visit our poll to vote for your favorite. I love french fries and hate when they come out limp and greasy. Amber White from New Glarus, WI on November 25, 2012: these fries look fantastic! Well, steam them actually. Thanks for coming by. We love French Fries and I haven't made them from scratch forever. We used our favorite bbq dry rub that is sort of like a cajun seasoning. Thank you for coming by! Anyone who has worked in a restaurant that has fries on the menu knows that they go through a 2 step frying process. I'm sure it would make them nice and crunchy...and the chili powder would be tasty and a little spicy. Manjari Soni from India on December 29, 2012: Just love French fries. So these are not necessarily that much healthier than traditional fries (although I have to believe giving them a solid coating of oil is at least a little better than dunking them in a bath of oil) but the beauty of these is that you don’t need a deep fryer and you don’t have to heat up a huge pot of oil which I hate doing. I’m going to give this a go with sweet potato fries next! You will have to make your own assessment about weather or not you are comfortable with it, but I personally do not believe that the myths about the harms of microwaving are true. Here's a healthy French fry recipe made with three ingredients: potatoes, white beans, and a little plant milk. Can you layer fries in an air fryer? The Shun is perfectly weighted and maintains a sharp edge. What I don’t love is all of the oil. Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on February 27, 2014: SanjayLakhanpal, thank you for your meaningful comment. Place the potatoes in the basket and coat the potatoes well with cooking spray. Aurelio Locsin from Orange County, CA on December 04, 2012: I'll forward this information to the family cook. Pinned and shared too! Thanks for the vote and comment, Alocsin. If you eat fries often, the oven method would definitely be a wiser choice. And I love french fries! Soaking them in water also draws out moisture and leaches away the starches, which make fries soggy. She belongs to Cook's Recipe Testers for "Cook's Illustrated". I probably wouldn't bother to make them at home if I had that luxury! I just slide the whole rack out a bit and dump the fries on. : ) It really is a beautiful knife. The Tasty Oven Baked Meatball recipe is here. When we lived in the United States, we rarely made French fries at home. That’s so great! Thank you for coming by! I love the photos! Russet potatoes (also known as Idaho potatoes) are the best for making fries. These crispy french fries are baked in the oven with cornstarch, steam, and oil. Like most children, my boys love fast food French Fries. Still, we do oven fries when we don't have company. While you can certainly fry food in hot oil as is (think skin-on chicken pieces), we often dip food in a coating first. Other than that, the frying goes pretty quickly. The Best Homemade French Fries - Crispy.These French Fries are simply " the best ", crispy on the outside and tender in the inside. Crisply done! Cover a microwave safe bowl with plastic wrap and nuke the fries in the microwave for about 5 minutes if you cut the 1/4″ thick and up to 7 minutes for 1/2″ thick fries. Kind of over-kill, isn't it? I’m proposing to use it for various writing tasks over the next year or so and will definitely post updates on my blog. I have never made french fries and rarely eat them. Thank you for reading and commenting! Thanks! Awesome hub vespawoolf! Potatoes basically fall into two categories: starchy or waxy. carol stanley from Arizona on November 26, 2012: So many potatoes and so little time. Everyone loves fries. All this considered I still love fried chips with salt. Sign up to get weekly emails with recipes, tips & techniques, and food science directly in your inbox! Cook them in the oil for about 5 minutes, until they are semi-cooked and kind of floppy looking. Crystal Tatum from Georgia on November 26, 2012: Yum - nothing like good crisp french fries. RajanJolly, now that you can use the double-fry method your fries will turn out crispy every time! https://www.averiecooks.com/baked-thick-cut-seasoned-oven-fries www.keatseats.com/2017/07/extra-crispy-oven-baked-french-fries.html Useful pics. I ticked mayonaise as my choice but I do love salt and garlic mayonaise also on my fries.Loved your tips on seasoning ideas and will definitely make some fries now. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. CAREFULLY remove the plastic wrap and let the fries drain on several layers of paper towels. Starchy potatoes are best for frying; the starchier and drier, the better. Sprinkle with fry seasoning or finely ground sea salt. The easiest and fastest way I found to get French fries crispy is to cut them, place them in the basket, and drop basket in 375 degree oil for about a minute or two, then remove the basket and place it in the sink and run cold water over them for about a minute, then place them back into the oil VERY SLOWLY because the water on the fries … Thanks for sharing your recipe. You could also use some grated parmesan, or fresh herbs like finely chopped rosemary or thyme. :) Sorry, I couldn't resist. There isn’t anything that I despise more than a floppy, bland So much interesting info packed in here, loved it! A neighborhood Chinese market has started selling half cooked fries for a little more than plain potatoes. As soon as the fries are finished baking, toss them in seasonings if desired. Thank you. Since the oven was warm, the meatballs took just another 15 to 18 minutes to bake. I haven't tried making them in years -- mine always came out soggy. When the fries are cool enough to handle, gently blot them with paper towels to remove any excess moisture. I “nuked” ’em per directions for 5 mins and they came out a bit soft. For the best texture, keep each fry as evenly sized as possible. Increase oil temperature to 375 Fahrenheit (190 C). As soon as the fries are caramel brown and crispy, 2 to 3 minutes, fish them out of the hot oil with a slotted spoon and drop them into the paper towel-lined bowl. https://www.frigidaire.com/Blog/Easy-Recipes/air-fryer-homemade-french-fries Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on December 07, 2012: KoffeeKlatchGals, it's always intrigued me that little tweaks here and there are the key to perfect fries. Would surely give it a try. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on November 25, 2012: 2300 varieties of potatoes? These homemade sweet potato fries were one of the biggest hits at a recent Memorial Day BBQ party for 40 people (yes, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries for 40!) Once you get used to the method, you'll find it goes really quickly. Once the fries are done steaming in the microwave, CAREFULLY remove the plastic wrap, (SERIOUSLY THE STEAM WILL BURN YOU!) Two important tools you need for deep-fat frying: a long-handled slotted spoon and deep-fat frying thermometer. Peruvians drench fries in plenty of Peruvian aji sauce. Deborah Neyens from Iowa on November 30, 2012: My mouth is watering! https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/278581/air-fryer-french-fries Sometimes I get kind of close but last week I found the holy grail of oven baked fries! Voted up. I will definitely be trying this soon! Once the oven is preheated and the oil on the sheet pan is just beginning to smoke a little, arrange the fries on the pan to bake. Sprinkle with the parmesan and herbs, and serve. : ). Will have to try when I have more time. If there was an olympic medal for french fry consumption, I’d be decorated like a (very gluttonous) Michael Phelps. I have not actually tried that! Remove from oil, drain and cool. Hi Amanda! See the box below if you'd like more information on choosing the perfect frying potato in the area where you live. Mouthwatering delicious...Thanks for this hub and how to make these wonderful little yummies. Thanks! LOL I had no idea there were that many varieties! Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on December 13, 2012: Express10, these are delicious fries and we're so fortunate to have huayro potatoes here in Peru. Read "How to Choose a Healthy & Tasty Cooking Oil" for more on this subject. https://www.bonappetit.com/story/cornstarch-uses-sauce-crispy-meat Thanks so much for the comment, vote, pin and share! Kristin "Baker Bettie" Hoffman is a trained chef, baking science geek, and the baking instructor here at BakerBettie.com. Peeps, get on this one…Bettie and I would not lie to you… Living in a country with over 2,300 varieties of potatoes made that a monumental task. You have so many great recipes on your page. Soak potato matchsticks in cold water for at least 30 minutes to remove some of the starch. Thanks so much for the comment and votes! Enjoy and thanks for your comment! Since 2,300 potato varieties exist in Peru, finding the perfect frying potato was quite a challenge. In a large bowl, whisk together the reserved 2 TBSP of oil, cornstarch, and salt. But....if I ever decide to make them at home, this is a great tutorial on how to make them crisp and well flavored. If you do, let me know how they are! https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to-make-french-fries-995932 LOL, could not resist my usual word making! Any tips? I haven't tried it myself, but I have a friend who swears by that method. Thanks for taking the time to make a comment, though. Victoria Van Ness from Fountain, CO on February 27, 2014: Great recipe! Hi Danielle! I fry mine until halfway done and then freeze for at least 7 hours or until the next day or whenever I feel like fries again.........the best fries ever....... Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on November 27, 2012: Flashmakeit, I'm glad you're a fellow fry lover! Immediately toss the fries in desired spices, herbs, toppings, or simply a little more salt when removing from the oven. This batter coats the potatoes evenly, forming a delicately crispy crust as it fries. My cornstarch knowledge was until recently pretty basic. Awesome! Interestingly, cornstarch contains 25 to 28 percent amylose, which is higher than the amount in wheat or potato starch (which are 20 to 22 percent amylose), and this is why cornstarch works the best for making crispy coatings on fried foods. Meanwhile, whisk 1 tbsp vegetable oil with salt and cornstarch in a small bowl. I also would have never thought of using corn starch. Or mince a few garlic cloves and some parsley and toss with hot fries for a special gourmet touch. It's overwhelming. H C Palting from East Coast on December 13, 2012: I love fries and typically bake them. A cast iron skillet increase oil temperature to 375 Fahrenheit (190 C), is an interesting information, to save energy. Why Starch Gets Crispy When Fried. Lindacee, they really aren't hard to make at home and if you have a craving for fries, I do think it's healthier because you can choose a healthier oil for frying. I've given up on trying to stay on the healthy side when attempting to make sweet potato fries. Following safety guidelines is definitely important when deep frying. We don't own a deep frier nor thermometer for deep frying anything. Many restaurants there are known for crispy fries that are inexpensive and delicious. One batch I baked for 20 minutes to remove moisture, then fried at 375F. Slice the potatoes into thin Bettie, Oils reused in restaurants eventually become a thick, toxic soup. GlimmerTwinFan, you're so right! Yes, we are in full swing of fun summer recipes and today is no exception. These fries will be just as crispy and delicious as if you deep fried them without the mess of heating up a whole pot of oil! Kaili Bisson from Canada on November 26, 2012: So much nicer with their jackets on...thank you for the great Hub! 1 tsp kosher salt, plus more for sprinkling, herbs, spices, or other toppings as desired. Huayro, or solanum chaucha. Put bread crumbs into another bag. And I think corn starch has a high calorie value too. Purists insist on salt: nothing more, nothing less. Add potatoes to bowl and toss gently to coat. Did you know that the Chines use cornstarch for crispy fried food? What a great hub. While the oil is heating, sift the flour, garlic salt, … Crispy Oven Fries recipe shows you how to make perfect oven baked french fries.This healthy alternative to traditional french fries is equally comforting, extra crispy, and absolutely divine dunked in the included homemade fry sauce recipe.. BEST Crispy Oven Fries Recipe. I’ve tried to make baked fries before, but the often come out mushy and disappointing. Crispy and golden, homemade air fryer French fries are simply the best. Put the oil coated sheet pan in the oven to preheat as well. Learn how your comment data is processed. Be careful not to splash. Hello dear, I love your recipe, thanks for sharing with us. Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on February 04, 2013: Pinkchic, the homemade fries are so much yummier than the frozen or fast food ones. I have been on a mission for a long time. Serve the oven fries right away or keep warm under foil. These tasty carrot fries are my newest favorite way to eat 45 servings of vegetables in one sitting. Cornstarch. Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees F, then air fry the french fries in a single layer for 10-15 minutes. To make the perfect restaurant-style french fries at home there are 6 things you need to know: Choose the right potato – baking potatoes (Russet or Idaho) have the highest starch content making them the best for frying, producing crispy … If you add too many fries at once, the temperature of the oil will decrease too much to crisp the fries. No forks or spoons required, just easy-to-pick-up party foods, so you can clean up in no time.Read More Take the tray out of the oven and flip the fries to bake the other side as well for 8-10 minutes. No water, just in the bowl with plastic wrap tightly around it. You want to use a high starch and low water content potato for fries. Position an oven rack on the bottom rung in the oven and preheat to 425ÂºF. I had the fries with oven baked chicken meatballs and wilted greens. Martin Kloess from San Francisco on November 25, 2012: Thank you for the instructions. They are my favorite food. These are definitely crispy fries! Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on November 26, 2012: What a great hub! Microwaving a mixture of cornstarch and water for a few minutes evenly hydrates the starch molecules, creating a smooth, pudding-like mixture. Who does not like fries. You won't believe how crispy and flavorful they are, with hardly any oil! ", Cut each slice into matchsticks, about 1/4 inch wide, After soaking in cold water for at least half an hour, drain the fries, Thoroughly dry the fries with a cotton towel and dust them with cornstarch. It's worth a try because it doesn't have any side effects, either. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Anything else is distraction! how cool! Billybuc, I'm so glad you liked this recipe! The Swissmar Borner mandoline, sold by Amazon, is the best in its price range and will turn out uniformly sized fries almost in the blink of an eye! Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on March 02, 2014: prasetio30, I'm glad you look forward to trying this recipe. Hi Sandy, while I am not a dietitian or qualified to give any health advice, there have not been any credible studies verifying that microwaving food is dangerous for your health. Suzie, I'm glad you enjoyed this frialicious hub so much! For the love of carrot fries. Loved all your tips on oils, potatoes and salt to use. Soaking the potatoes in cold water first and lightly dusting them with cornstarch before frying (a tip from Cooks' Illustrated) considerably ups the crispy factor. Their fries are crispy on the outside with a tender, nutty-flavored center. Yummy :-). Enjoy! Mrs. Menagerie's fry seasoning recipe has sea salt and paprika, among other things. Of course, frying them isn't the most healthy option but a nice treat now and then. In fact, it's not just them who do it. Once in a while it is a treat to eat french fries out in restaurants. 1 (32-ounce) bottle (approx. Very useful, interesting and voted up :). Preheat oven to 425°F and place a nonstick baking sheet inside while it warms up. STEP 7: TOSS FRIES IN SEASONINGS (OPTIONAL). Serve immediately. Let the fries finish cooking for about 15-20 more minutes, until golden brown and crispy. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan. Follow the baked French fries recipe, roasting the fries until they’re crisp on both sides (don’t add the herbs or parmesan). Put the pan in the oven to heat up. I've discovered the secret to making crispy carrot fries, and I'll share it with you. Susan Hazelton from Sunny Florida on December 07, 2012: I knew about the cold water but had no idea about the cornstarch. It's been a busy year and writing a few Hubs was about all I could manage. Amberld, please let me know what you think. Blot the cooled fries dry with more paper towels and then put them into the bowl. Maybe next year! Be very careful when opening the oven and moving around the sheet pan with hot oil. I usually season them and throw them into the oven to bake, but it loses the crispiness. The natural moisture in the fries will steam them. A few potatoes, like Kennebec and Yukon Gold, fall in between (medium-starchy). All preparation is to reduce moisture to accelerate crisping. Perfectly Crispy Sweet Potato Fries. Sarah Carlsley from Minnesota on February 04, 2013: Yum, these look delicious! Nothing satisfies like crispy homemade fries! But this process is important for several reasons. I appreciate the vote and comment. Meanwhile, position the oven rack to the lowest position and preheat the oven to 425ºF. We explain why we often dip food in a starchy coating before frying. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 01, 2013: At least you have mastered the art of making really good and crisp and well flavored ones! Shop our Crispy Oven-Baked Fries Recipe Shop the look, shop the styling, shop the recipe. I have made fries before with a cornstarch coating that left almost a crust on the fries which I didn’t like. Vespa's recipes have appeared in "Midwest Living" and "Taste of Home". Crispy Sweet Potato Fries! Useful article because I do like fries. I tested this homemade baked French fries recipe a gazillion times to get it just right! For the love of carrot fries. These homemade sweet potato fries were one of the biggest hits at a recent Memorial Day BBQ party for 40 people (yes, Crispy Sweet Potato Fries for 40!) Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on November 25, 2012: So corn starch is the secret ingredient. These potatoes are high in starch and low in moisture which translates into tender, crispy fries. Use a metal spatula to move them around so that they are in a single layer on the the sheet pan. I made them for Mr. BB last Sunday for his game day food request. As seen in photographs below, slice clean potatoes into matchsticks (also called "julienne"). This coating will help get the fries extra crispy. : ) Yes, 2,300 varieties is overkill and that's a low estimate. Thanks so much for your visit. The cook time for frozen sweet potato fries is also included. First you blanch them in hot oil and then you fry them a second time once the fries are ordered and about to be served. After reading this hub, I may have some tonight! I'm glad this information was useful for you. So glad you enjoyed them! Great hub. and pour them out onto several layers of paper towels to cool and drain off the moisture. Heat oil to 325°F. This is my take on the technique and I guarantee these will come out crispy instead of that soggy mess that a lot of oven fries end up as. Cut the potatoes into 1/4"-1/2" thick fries. Put 1/2 cup water into a 4-quart microwave safe bowl, and whisk in 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and place in the microwave. I appreciate the votes. After much experimentation in the kitchen and many failed batches of limp, dry and tough fries, we found the double fry method produces the crispiest, most tender fries. In Cusco, where you can buy two pounds for 30 U.S. cents, it's a delicious and budget-friendly choice. Every Sunday I get some kind of game day food request, which I love because it is usually a little bit of a challenge for me to make it better than what he expects. Refry the French fries in batches, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Thanks so much for sharing this information. Haven’t been able to make them crispy yet! Thanks so much for the comment, vote, pin and share! Vespa Woolf (author) from Peru, South America on December 04, 2012: The cornstarch trick helps a lot with oven fries, although they're unfortunately never as crispy as fried. Potatoes make me really happy and the King version of potatoes – FRENCH FRIES make me th We love our fries with their jackets but whichever your preference, you'll be pleased with the results. Although fried foods aren't exactly high on the list of healthy foods, at least we can choose to fry with safer, cleaner oil. I usually just buy frozen fries so I'm wondering- could these be frozen too? This is a technique and recipe for making the crispiest oven baked fries. I try to make double batches of everything while I'm in the kitchen and freeze half for busy nights. Enjoy and thank you! If you have an unusual fry flavor preference, please tell us about it in the comments section. -1/2 '' thick fries Purvis Hunter from Florida on December 10, 2012: what great... 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