How To Make Fries Crispy, And Fluffy, Breaded Or Not

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Breaded french fries are so tasty! If you don't like Paprika use a different seasoning such as red peppers or parsley. I made regular fries and the breaded fries and both turned out very crispy with fluffy centers.  Cooking crispy fries is very easy. The secret is soaking the peeled potato in a bowl of water and put it in the fridge overnight and frying them in peanut oil or an oil made for cooking at high temperatures! It is also important to fry them in hot oil. I share an easy tip about that in this instructable. Let's make some fries!

Oh yeah, I got the breaded recipe from here and modified it for my family: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090127095431AAv4Yvh

Step 1: Ingredients

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I thought she used too much salt and not enough Paprika and I wanted to try peanut oil and my hot mustard:
2 1/2 pounds peeled Russet potatoes
1 Cup flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder she used garlic salt ( I did not use the garlic salt with parsley but it would be good in this.)
1 teaspoon onion powder she used onion salt
1 teaspoon sea salt omit if using garlic salt and onion salt
2- 4 teaspoons Paprika she used 1 teaspoon, I wanted mine spicier
Peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon hot mustard read bottom note: 
Additional items: paper towels and wooden spoon.
Recipe for Hot mustard that I found online on a message board I think: 
aofsletten says:
My recipe calls for mustard powder (whatever size container is available), a pinch of sugar and a pinch of salt, boiling water, (enough to make a paste) and a bit of oil to keep the mustard from becoming cement. I have been using this recipe for a long time. It is hotter than the Chinese mustard's found commercially.(I've been accused of putting horseradish in it) It should satisfy your desire for Hot. Enjoy!

Some recipes call for dry mustard, cold water and salt and other recipes add vinegar and oil.  Many different variations available.
The original recipe: 

2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic salt 
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
 Cooking oil 
These look so good! I am going to try them with cayenne pepper which is my current obsession on food! Thanks for sharing:)
sunshiine (author)  yogagoddess082 years ago
Cayenne pepper awesome! I was going to try that but a lot of people don't like spicy. but cayenne would be one of my choices. Thanks for commenting and have a great day!
pecospearl2 years ago
sunshiine (author)  pecospearl2 years ago
The next time Bill makes fries tell him I said to make these! He won't be disappointed. Season to his liking! I like them spicy! Have a beautiful day!
M.C. Langer2 years ago
Delicious!!! Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!
sunshiine (author)  M.C. Langer2 years ago
And the party is on! Have a splendorous day!
Those look really tasty.
sunshiine (author)  Dream Dragon2 years ago
Thanks Dream Dragon, they really are! Have a super day!