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Potatoes or Crispy French Fries is a well-known French recipe and apparently very simple to prepare, however, they have generated more than one headache for anyone when they do not turn out well. They seem to resist us. Sometimes, too soft, discolored, not very crisp, very dull in color, with a lot of fat inside, they bend under their own weight… In short, nothing to do with the expectations created before putting them in the oil. Then you better know how to fry the best French fries in the world!

Making a sublime fried potato is very easy. You just have to know how and know a series of steps. The first thing is your cut. Depending on how we cut the potato, it will be one way or another. The second thing to take into account is its way of frying. There is a specific technique called “French frying” which is nothing more than cooking it in two different phases. Let’s see it in more detail. We are going to make some really crispy and golden fries

3 medium potatoes
Olive oil

1.- The first thing to take into account, as I said, is the cut. The thickness of it does matter a lot.

Peel the potato and cut it into sticks. The size of it should be around 1 centimeter thick. This is the standard and most common size for a French fry. By doing that, you are making sure that they will have a crunchy shell and a soft and tasty interior.

2. – The next step is to wash the potatoes. Water will eliminate the excess starch that they contain and ensure that they do not stick together and that they will be more crunchy. So put them on a drainer and wash them with plenty of water.

3.- Let’s drain well the excess water and proceed to fry the potatoes. Do it in two phases. First, put abundant olive oil in a frying pan or fryer over medium heat; enough to completely cover the potatoes, and put them inside. Let them cook for about 10 minutes, depending on the hardness of the potato. When it is soft, remove it from the oil and leave it for at least 30 minutes to cool. This rest time is crucial, so if you have time, don’t skip it.

4.- After this time,  heat the oil to the maximum and put the potatoes in it. When they are golden and to our liking, take them out. About two minutes. Put them on absorbent paper and add the salt.

– It is important not to add the salt until the end because the salt softens the potatoes during cooking.
Try this way to make crispy potatoes or French fries. I assure you that they will be very crunchy!