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

Anonymous Flag
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


ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
fried potatoes
Frying Potatoes
Food and Recipes Food Tips Cooking TipsOctober 18, 2004
Shrimp Stir Fry
Shrimp Stir Fry Recipes
Sports fans drinking at a sports bar.
How Much Should You Tip at a Sports Bar?
Buttermilk Chicken
Buttermilk Chicken Recipes
Brazilian French Toast
Brazilian French Toast
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 19, 2016 at 5:44:58 PM on in 3 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!