Sound impossible? You no longer have to decide between soggy oven baked potatoes or heating up a huge pot of stinky oil to enjoy French fries at home. This technique turns ordinary potatoes into extraordinary crispy fries with little effort, little oil, and no mess or residual oil stank to deal with!
We know from the past
that it takes two cooking sessions to create fries that are perfectly crisp on the outside and creamy on the inside. This time, instead of two quick fries in a deep pot of oil, we're going to eliminate the mess altogether (and most of the oil while we're at it!) and subject our potatoes to a brief stint in the microwave followed by an extra hot session in the oven. Tossing the potatoes with cornstarch and preheating the oil in the oven is the secret to ending dense, limp fries forever.
You'll never think about French fries the same way again after this. This technique is so easy, and the resulting fries are so surprisingly delicious, you just may consign your deep fryer to the curb for good.