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Sunday, August 24, 2014

FRENCH FRIES OR GOLD FINGERS from Pakashalaindiankitchen

French fries are served hot, either soft or crispy, and generally eaten as an accompaniment with lunch or dinner, or eaten as a snack, and they are a common fixture of fast food. French fries are generally salted and, in their simplest and most common form, are served with ketchup
We can make them at home also,though not as perfect as  Mc D or other fast food Joints 
  • 4-5 medium size potatoes (please prefer potato with skin getting ditched)
  • cold water
  • red chili powder(optional)
  •  regular salt as required
  1. chop the potatoes lengthwise.
  2. rinse them in water a couple of times.
  3. now add them to a bowl of cold water.
  4. keep in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. the potatoes should be totally immersed in the cold water.
  6. after 1 hour remove the bowl of potatoes.
  7. drain and wipe dry the potatoes.
  8. in a pan heat oil to medium hotness.
  9. fry the potatoes till they cooked and soft.
  10. drain on kitchen tissues and let them cool.
  11. later again heat oil.
  12. this time the oil should be hot.add salt to oil
  13. fry the potatoes till they become crisp and browned.
  14. drain on kitchen tissues again.
  15. serve the hot french fried with a sprinkling of Red Chilli powder (optional) accompanied by tomato sauce.
soaking the potatoes in cold water help them to get crisp nicely and they get evenly fried.

rinsing the potatoes in water or cold water helps to remove starch, which can cause the potatoes to stick together during the frying process.

alternatively, for crispier french fries you can also soak the potatoes in salt water for several minutes before frying.