How long can you store uncooked cut fries? Tried to make some other day, didn't finish. Had quite a bit left over.....am currently storing them in water in refrigerator. How long will they be safe to fry and eat? Or, can they?

Would estimate it's been at least 4-5 days.



4-5 days would be a stretch. Oxidation causes a taste and sight change to the cut fries that is typically un-appealing. While 4-5 days; it would technically be safe to eat; the taste may be off.

Typically in restaurant world we would pre-cut and store for 24 hours in a water bath in the walk-in.

Alternatively they would be frozen; but this alters the flavor also (somewhat less though)...

  • I've read that potatoes should be par-cooked before freezing. – Catija Mar 2 '16 at 17:27
  • Double fry makes a huge difference in texture and taste; typically low temp first and then higher temp after. Not sure if its related; but you could definitely use pending on taste profile you wanted. Double fry always results in more crunch. – zerobane Mar 2 '16 at 17:48

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