Once boiling, let potatoes cook for about 5 minutes and then remove. Air dry on paper towels; about 10 minutes. (Make sure the potatoes are dry before frying; you can dab them off with the paper towel if necessary.)
How do you dry fries after frying?
One other step that can help is to make sure your fries have developed a good, dry-looking starchy exterior. You should dry the fries after rinsing, and then let them sit after tossing with starch to let the starch-crust form.
How do you get moisture out of french fries?
Triple cooked chips (French fries) are made by:
- Boiling the chips, then cooling them in the fridge/freezer to remove moisture.
- Deep frying at a low(ish) temperature, then cooling again as above.
- Deep frying at a higher temperature.
How do you dry soggy fries?
If you just want fries, easy peasy. Blot as much moisture as possible from the fries, and heat your oven to 400°F. Very lightly oil a baking sheet and heat the fries for five minutes, check them, and heat in five minute increments until they’re crisped to your liking.
How do you crisp up already cooked french fries?
Put the leftover fries in the hot oil in a single layer, making sure not to crowd the pan. Work in batches if need be. Cook the fries undisturbed until they’re warmed through, then toss in the skillet until they’re crisp.
How do you remove moisture from potatoes?
Squeezing the shredded potato in a towel or cheesecloth to remove as much moisture as possible helps it brown more evenly. Cooking the shredded potato briefly in the microwave helps it develop a better crust that remains crispy for longer.
How long should I soak fries in water?
Place them in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Allow them to soak, 2 to 3 hours. (You can also stick them in the fridge and let them soak overnight.) When you’re ready to make the fries, drain off the water and lay the potatoes on 2 baking sheets lined with paper towels.
How do you keep french fries crispy after frying?
The best way to keep fried foods crispy? Just place them on a cooling rack set over a baking sheet. If you’re frying multiple batches, throw the whole setup into a low oven to keep everything warm as you keep frying and adding to the rack.
Why are my fries hard?
Too much water = mushy soft fries, too less water = hard, dryish fries. Boiling until it begins to soft, and don’t add and then boil. Add fries to boiling water with salt already put in.
How do you make chips less soggy?
To keep chips from going soggy, store them in an air-tight container. You can even freeze chips in an air-tight container to keep them even longer.
Why are soggy fries so good?
When fries are cooked at a very high temperature, the starches in them are hydrated (moisture goes in), puffing them up and helping the outer skin get nice and crisp. When these same fries cool, the starches secrete moisture, which makes its way to the fries’ crust, leaving them soggy and limp.