My co-workers and I are in a debate. We brought some french fries home from a fast-food restaurant in paper bags and they got soggy. My co-workers maintain that the combination of steam and soaking in their own oil made them soggy. I claim that it was only the steam, because excess oil does not cause food to become soggy.
Can sitting in oil make things soggy? If I submerged a french fry in oil overnight would it get soggy. If so, would that be from the oil or the moisture in the fry?