Introduction: Crispy Spicy French Fries
French Fries are the most wanted snack up for every junk food lover.
This recipe is very flexible you can make as many or as few fries as you like.
Plan on at least one large potato worth of fries per person, but you can certainly make do with less and people can eat many, many more.
Step 1: Ingredients
These are most basic ingredients
- Potatoes (Quantity Depends on You Requirements)
- Vegetable oil (For Deep Frying)
- Red chili
- Oregano(For Topping)
- Chili Flakes(For Topping)
Step 2: Chop the Potatos
It's up to you weather you peal the potatoes or not.
Peeled or not, the cut is absolutely key when making fries. If you have a kitchen mandoline, this is the time to break it out and use it.
If not, cut each potato in half the long way, lay the cut side flat on the cutting surface and cut into 1/2-inch to 1/4-inch slices. Stack these slices and cut into the same width sticks.
Repeat with remaining potatoes.
Step 3: Soak the Potatos
Now it's soaking time
- Put the cut potatoes in a large bowl,
- Pour in some cool water, and
- Soak for at least 20 minutes.
This step gets rid of excess starch, resulting in fluffier and crisper fries.
Step 4: Drain the Potatos
Drain the potatoes and pat them dry with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel.
Arrange them in a single layer to air dry for a bit.
The drier the better the better the fries will be.
Step 5: First Fry
Bring at least 2 inches of oil in a large heavy pot to about 325F
Fry potatoes, in batches if necessary, at this fairly low temperature until the fries are cooked through but still as pale as they were when you put them in the oil, about 5 minutes.
Now take em out and dry them .
Step 6: Fry Until Golden
Bring the oil up to the 350F-375F range.
Use a thermometer or test the oil by dropping a fry in it the oil should sizzle actively, but not violently, around the fry immediately.
If it sputters and sizzles aggressively, bring the temperature down until you get an active yet steady sizzle when you add a fry to the oil.
Add the fries, working in batches if necessary to keep them in a single layer in the oil, and cook until golden or starting to turn golden brown, depending on how well done you like your fries, about 5 minutes.
Step 7: Add the Spices
Now the french fries are already done its time to add some chili powder and salt to it in equal proportions.
Shake the bowl containing them thoroughly so that the spices are well spread evenly onto all the fries and serve them hot.
Well now you can enjoy your Spicy French Fries