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Crispy French Fry Tip

Let raw potatoes stand in cold water for at least a half-hour before frying in order to improve the crispness of French-fried potatoes. Dry potatoes thoroughly before adding to oil.

By Peggy

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October 18, 20040 found this helpful

This also works for homefried potatoes. I always wondered why my potatoes were mushy and not firm and crispy like in a restaurant. I tried slicing them and soaking in cold water for 20 min. They came out nice and firm and brown


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October 19, 20040 found this helpful

Yup, use ice water. I like to slice mine thin and cook them really crisp, then salt them well and pour cider vinegar (or malt vinegar if it's handy) on them. If you're into ketchup that works too, but I don't have much use for that stuff.

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August 17, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks everyone for your input i will definitely try this everyone agrees salt water, how simple.

Thanks again, nunley10

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