French fries are one of the most popular fast foods on the market and it doesn’t hurt that it’s pretty easy to make them. If you’re still a newbie and feel like your fries are missing a little something to be perfectly crispy and delicious, here are five mistakes you might be making without even knowing it.
Unless you’re using frozen French fries, the potatoes you choose make all the difference. You should go for a potato type that doesn’t contain too much starch, and yellow-fleshed potatoes are usually the best choice.
After choosing potatoes, it’s important to cut them right. By making them similar in size, you’re making sure they’ll cook evenly and you should stick to half a centimeter per fry.
It’s crucial to let your potatoes soak in water for at least half an hour before you fry them because this allows them to lose some of the starch.
You might be tempted to put all your fries in a pan and call it a day, but you shouldn’t do it if there’s not enough room. Fries need some space to cook evenly and they shouldn’t overlap.
Just Add Salt
Your French fries will be bland and boring without seasoning, and it’s usually best to salt them a few minutes after frying them and giving them some time to cool down.