Step 1 : wash potato well and peal
Step 2: boil for 5-8 min on medium flame
Step 3 : then cut the potato into the classic french fries shape with a knife. you will see that cut french fries are sticky(starch), this is good. let it dry for 5 min.
Step 4 : fry the pieces in low flame for 3 min( you see blisters or a skin formation on the french fries.this will lock the flavour inside) but don't let it turn golden yellow we do this in step 5.
Step 4 :now remove the excess oil and leave it aside to cool for 10 min (in a fridge maybe till it cools)
Step 5: then heat the oil in medium flame, then add the cooled french fries, they will turn golden colour immediately, that's the clue that its done!
Step 6 : remove the french fries and dry it with a paper and Sprinkle salt.
My addiction to french fries started when I tasted my first french fries in Mac Donald's, and since then I started trying out how to make my own french fries, as a kid i though of first cutting potato into little finger shapes and frying them, wow if only if it was that simple.......... it sucked, it was roasted on the outside and raw in the inside, then I tried again, and again and again and failed!
A year ago I was watching kitchen magic show on discovery channel and they started talking of french fries, man I was hooked to the tube. It went like this......
1> heat french fries at low temperature (60*c)
2> let the outer layer form a gel coat to preserve the flavour, only to be released in side the mouth
3> how do you do that?? put these french fries in side a desiccator(a dehydrating machine)
4> then fry once more at higher temperature.
Viola! french fries.
! right! I don't have a desiccator or a thermometer to check the heat.
after some R & D i came out with this solution :
Method 2 :
This method is by , its much simpler.
Step 1 : cut fresh yellow potato into fingers, wipe them with a kitchen cloth to dry them a little.
Step 2 : put the fingers into boiling oil(160*c) for 5-10 minutes, this will cook them in the inside, but they will not be crunchy. "you're at 160° when a little cube of bread becomes crunchy but not orange in the oil for one minute ".
Step 3 : Now, remove fingers, and reboil them when the oil's temperature reaches 190*C. " you're at this temperature if another cube of bread becomes really fried and orange in the oil for one minute"
Sprinkle salt and eat. Faster!
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