French Fries


French fries are a wonderful snack at any time. It is a simple American cuisine made from potatoes. It could be savored with any drink or sauce. 

Ingredients:

5 large potatoes
Salt, to taste
Oil, to deep fry

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Method:

  1. Peel the potatoes and soak them in water. 
  2. Cut the potatoes into thin strips of approximately 1 centimeter. 
  3. In a large cooking pot, pour water and boil it under medium flame. 
  4.  Put the potato strips into the cooking pot and add salt. Cook them until the water becomes half.
  5. Turn off the flame and transfer the pot to the base. Remove the potato strips and place them in a zip lock cover. Refrigerate the cover for about an hour to cool the strips. 
  6.  Remove the potato strips from the cover. Seal the pieces into another cover and ensure there is no air. Use zip lock for better results. 
  7. The strips are ready to fry at any time. You can cook them in a deep frying pan filled with oil. Cook under medium flame to avoid over-burning. The strips will turn into golden brown color when they are cooked. 
  8. Remove the strips and place them on absorbent paper. 
  9. Add salt only after removing from the oil and draining excess oil. 
  10. Serve hot with tomato puree. 


Tips: 

  1. Refrigerating in deep freezer is important. This will help in prolonging the life of the potato strips. Apart from zip lock covers, air tight containers are also preferable. 
  2. Do not over cook the strips. 

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