Making Crispy French Fries at Home

Who doesn’t like to munch on those Fries offered at KFCs’ or MCDs’ – the ones which are crispy on the outside, fluffy in the center and delicious through and through? The taste lingers on the tongue and makes me crave for more and more. But who can keep on going to KFCs’ or MCDs’ for Fries on a daily basis, isn’t it?

The other day I was trying to make the McCain French Fries at home and I should say it was extra crisp and extra delicious. So this is the pack I bought, it’s a party pack, i.e. 1.25 kg. It is available in 200 g, 420 g, 750 g & 1.25 kg packs. Now I had kept it in freezer. Take it only when you are ready to fry. Do not thaw, even the packet says the same. (Cook from Frozen). Do you know why? Because the frost will soak into the french fries and make them mushy and then your crispy Fries are gone for ever. Another thing to note is, when you are buying, ensure that you buy it in good frozen condition and then you transfer it immediately to a freezer.


This is the nutritional content mentioned on the pack.


Now I have taken some fresh oil in a vessel and allowing it to heat. You should make sure the oil is heated enough before you put in the French Fries. Preheat oil(recommended maximum temperature: 175°C). Hot oil does not soak into the fries, because when the oil is hot the food immediately gets a skin on it that prevents the oil from soaking in.


Looking inside the pack, this is how the Fries look – long and it is crisp to touch too.


Put a handful into the heated oil. It’s always good to fry in small batches because throwing a large batch in will bring the oil temperature down. You should be hearing the oil sizzle when the Fries touch the oil. Stir once or twice. Do not cover.


Cook well till it starts turning light golden brown. (Deep fry frozen McCain French Fries for about 3 minutes to a light golden colour.). The room will be filled with Fries aroma.


Take it out of the oil and allow the Fries to be free of all oil content. You can use a wire rack or wire mesh for the same or even lay them on towels or something absorptive.


In another vessel, add some salt and/ or pepper.


Toss your Fries with the pepper-salt mixture and there you have it – extra crisp, extra delicious French Fries – homemade.


Munch into it straightaway or dip it into some tomato ketchup and enjoy.


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