Transform your kitchen into a haven for fry lovers with this foolproof method for creating the ultimate fries. Achieving that ideal balance of a crispy exterior and a soft, melt-in-your-mouth interior can be challenging, but our tips and tricks will ensure your fries are not only delicious but also not overly greasy. From choosing the right potato variety to mastering the cooking technique, here’s everything you need to know to make irresistible fries.
1 kg of potatoes
Sunflower oil, as needed
Cold water, as needed
2 tsp white vinegar
Begin by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into approximately 1 cm thick sticks. If you prefer, you can leave the skins on, but ensure they are thoroughly washed.
Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl and cover them with water.
Stir in two tablespoons of white vinegar. This step is crucial for crispiness.
Let the potatoes rest in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes, though an hour is ideal.
After resting, remove the potatoes from the water and dry them thoroughly. You can use a kitchen towel or paper napkins for this.
Heat sunflower oil in a pot or a suitable frying pan.
Fry the potatoes in batches, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan.