I love french fries and I have to admit I am a fry maniac. At weekends, I like to fry some new ingredients and see if they can surprise me. This week, I decided to make something traditional. Of course french fries are my first choice. They seem easy to make by throwing them into the hot oil. Trust me. If you just pour them into hot oil right after you slice the tomatoes, you can hardly make crisp and soft french fries. Indeed, the key of frying french fries is soaking. Why? Read on and learn some simple but crucial tips to make yummy french fries.
Before frying french fries, you have to cut tomatoes into sticks and prepare some necessary kitchen gadgets in advance. Of course you can use a french fry cutter. Indeed, you can cut them all by yourself. Cut the tomatoes vertically into several pieces. Then cut them into smaller stickers. Make sure to cut them in similar size so that they can be cooked at the same time.
After getting the tomatoes sticks ready, don’t pour them into the oil in haste. To make your french fries soft in the middle and crisp on the surface, the key is to soak them with cold water for about 2 to 3 hours. This step helps remove the starch on the surface of the sticks. Otherwise, the starch will prevent the sticks becoming crisp.
After soaking the fries for 2 to 3 hours, dry them off with paper towels. Then go to another key step. Heat a pot of oil to 300 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, you can use a single fry to test the temperature. After you put it into the pot, if it is cooked immediately, the oil is hot enough. Fry them about 4 to 5 minutes.
It is suggested you fry them in batches. This is just a step to soften up the fries, so don’t fry them until they turn brown. Then remove them from the pot to a fry chef basket strainer. It can help filter the excess oil immediately. Then pour them on paper towels to dry them up.
Then the oil temperature has to be up to 400 degrees to guarantee crisp french fries. Again fry them in batches until they turn golden brown. After that, remove them from oil. Before the fries turn cold, drizzle some salt over them. Then you make perfectly crisp french fries.