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standard way to make crispy sweet potato fries?

I've been looking for a way to fry (not bake) sweet potatoes, maybe like the double-fry method for russet and russet-like potatoes, to get a crispy exterior. Maybe I'm missing something but I'm ...
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How can we keep the crisp part of French Fries for longer time?

Since few time I observed that whenever I make french fries, after 15-20 mins of its making it is getting loose. Is there anything doing that we can maintain the crisp of the fries for longer span i.e....
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Can you mix raw chicken and French fries dip them in the same flour batter?

I thought it was cross-contamination when you mix raw food with any food. So, can you use the same flour batter next and dip the chicken in along with French fries together and then fry them?
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Do potatoes need to be boiled before making fries? [duplicate]

Whenever I check the instructions on a bag of potatoes it always says boil for 15 minutes before baking etc. Why is this required? When making fries, does one need to boil the fry or is soaking in ...
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Did I do anything wong when making fries?

I bought these Maris Piper potatoes. In the instructions for deep fry to make chips, it says put in a bowl of water for 30 minutes to remove starch, dry, then fry for 6-9 minutes. I did so however ...
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Can you make fries with coconut oil?

I have seen some recipes saying you can cook fries with coconut oil. The temperature for fries seems to be 350f however this is also the smoking point for unrefined coconut oil. Does this mean you ...
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Belgian Frites - French Fries [duplicate]

In Belgium fries are super popular. They taste really amazing and are very different than the common American french fry. My question is, what is the secret to replicate a Belgian style french fry. ...
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How do I make french fries that are crispy inside and out?

I want to make french fries that are crispy through and through. These days, it's very popular to "double fry" them, resulting in fries that are crispy on the outside and white and fluffy on the ...
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Small baskets for fries

Are small baskets for french fries actually used to cook them or just to serve?
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Low-calorie French Fries

Update thanks to Max's answer I decided to give baked fries a try. Experimenting with different methods, this is my recipe so far. There are still a few problems with it (read below): Boil fries for ...
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How to keep cooked French fries (for French fry dogs) warm and crispy?

I want to make French fry dogs. Basically, hot dogs that are battered and then coated with cooked French fries and then deep fried. I have tried cooking them and then setting them aside for a couple ...
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Triple cooked chips: Removing moisture by cooling

Triple cooked chips (French fries) are made by: Boiling the chips, then cooling them in the fridge/freezer to remove moisture Deep frying at a low(ish) temperature, then cooling again as above Deep ...
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When making french fries, can I precut them before baking or frying them?

We are going on a skiing trip & are staying in a Condo. Can I precut potatoes &/or sweet potatoes into 1/4-inch matchstick fries before our trip then bake them there?
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What effect will this have on my french fries?

While making french fries earlier I began to wonder what would happen if I changed my process in a few ways. My current method: Peel potatoes and cut into thin slices Pan fry until golden Simple ...
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Why blanch handcut fries?

I work at a restaurant. Im a potential management candidate. One of my first projects is researching hand cut fries in an effort to transition from pre-cut fries to making our fries in house. I guess ...
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Should I par-boil my pickled potatoes before roasting them?

I am attempting to make some pickled fries, similar to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnRvRDUtgY4 However, I don't have a frier (nor do I want to fry on the stove top), so I was thinking of cooking ...
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How to make Frozen french fries

I'm a takeaway owner and for the past two weeks I have been trying to make my own frozen french fries. But the results are very bad, my fries either stick along like lumps or they get too soggy when i ...
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How are Belgian fries different than the average French fries found in North America?

How do Belgian fries differ from the French fries we are accustomed to eat in the US and Canada in such places as McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King and so on? Is it the variety of potato, the ...
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Baked sweet potato french fries (chips) too soft, how to crispen?

My first ever stab at french fries, and 20 minutes with olive oil and seasonings in the oven preheated at 450*F was not enough to make them crisp. They were cut thick. Could I simply cook them longer ...
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Crispy sweet potato (yam) fries in a deep fryer?

I bought a roto deep fryer recently. But everytime I make yam fries, they end up being soggy. My process: I cut the sweet potato fries to about 1/4 inch. I follow deep fryer instructions of ...
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Does soaking fries in vinegar before blanching work better than blanching in vinegar water?

Does soaking fries in vinegar before blanching work better than blanching in vinegar water? Acidity de-activates pectinase, so it should toughen up the outside, while leaving the inside intact to ...
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French Fries: Why soak in cold water, and if so, why a long time

I have heard that, to get crispy french fries, I need to get rid of the excess starch on the surface of potatoes after cutting them. But that can't be the reason, really, because starch is actually ...
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What are the advantages of serving fries in a metal cone?

We ate at BURGR a few weeks ago. And we had a burger and fries. The burgers were good - 7 out of 10. The fries were served in a cone. Now when my wife and I were eating the (truffle) fries we ...
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What are good counter-top oven settings to reheat french fries soggy from refrigerating overnight?

I have yesterday's French Fries (Chips for those of you across the Pond). They were stored in a refrigerator overnight and now are cold AND soggy. What's a good technique to reheat them in a small ...
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What is the type of cheese in “chips and cheese” UK fast-food? (with photos)

I went to England a few years ago for a couple months. I took pictures of a fast-food dish, "chips and cheese" that is uncommon where I live. More than that, the taste of the cheese intrigued me. The ...
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Can excess oil make french fries soggy?

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 ...
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How do I cook chips (french fries) in the oven?

A while back, I came across a method of cooking chips in the oven (rather than deep frying them). Basically, what I do it cut the raw potatoes into chips, coat then in oil and bake them in the oven ...
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Frying potato with little oil

When I fry potatoes with only a small amount of oil, one side gets brown but the other side stays yellow. How can I make my fried potatoes with a reduced amount of oil but get them to be uniformly ...
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How to prepare french fries? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make McDonald’s type French Fries I have prepared french fries couple of times in my home. But I couldn't get the same kind of spongy fries as I had in Mc donalds. I ...
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Is there a practical way to make belgian fries for four at home?

I would really like to make some professional style belgian fries at home, with the specific restriction of frying them twice. Frying in a frying pan is difficult to control the temperature, smoke, ...
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How to make crispy French fries?

Yesterday I tried making French fries, but they were not crispy. I heard that if I use 2 spoonfuls of Mobil oil with soybean oil, the fries will be much crispier. Is that true? Or is there any way ...
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When to add seasoning to oven-baked french fries?

When baking French fries in the oven, either from a frozen package, or made from cut potatoes, is it better to add seasoning, such as salt, pepper, paprika, etc., before placing the fries in the oven ...
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How to bake Frozen French Fries

I bought a couple of packets of frozen fries and I absolutely can't fry them. My only option is to bake them. I have access to oil if necessary. How do I bake the fries to make them resemble (as far ...
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Achieve the crispiness of fried potatoes using baking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I bake normally fried foods? I usually cut my potatoes into sticks that are slightly bigger than your generic frozen fries. I've tried baking the sticks with low ...
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Why double fry French fries after blanching instead of just blanching and frying?

I love good fries fries. I've made them with some success at home using the Steak Frites recipe originally developed by Cooks Illustrated/America's Test Kitchen. In their recipe cut potatoes are ...
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Using Frozen Fries as a Component: How to Dress Them Up?

I often have to use frozen (potato) fries as a component in dishes. Usually, I douse them in garlic sauce and ketchup, but that doesn't really add much to them. What can I do to dress them up and ...
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Should french fries be fried two times?

Most professional cookbooks tell me to fry french fries two times. First at a lower temperature of about 150-170°C and then at a higher temperature about 180-190°C. Reference: http://en.wikibooks....
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How much of the oil will stay in french fries?

Is there a fixed percentage of how much of the oil used to frying french fries will stay in the served french fries? I guess that it depends on things like dimension of the french fries, frying ...
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Tricks to preserve chips (french fries)?

Since I can remember I've always been crazy about chips (french fries for the Americans). As a result I always make too much when I make them for me. The problem I have and have always had is that ...
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The secret to Pringles like potatoes

Some context: I'm not a cook, hardly even a good amateur, this considered: I would like to know if it is possible to, with everyday cooking accessories, make some home-made potatoes that are as ...
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What ingredient gives vlaamse mayonnaise that special kick?

I love Dutch frites, and I particularly like the Flemish Frite Saus called vlaamse mayonnaise that they serve at the Frite shop called VleminckX Sausmeesters on Veotboogstraat (just one block off ...
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How can I make McDonald's type French Fries

I have eaten french fries from most popular fast food joints. McDonald's has been the best by far. Crisp & crunchy on the outside yet moist inside, still maintaining the potato taste. Also it ...
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How to make Pumpkin Fries

Sweet potato fries are one of my favorite sides. I also love the taste of pumpkin, and thought it would be good to replace the sweet potato in sweet potato fries with pumpkin. I am looking to make ...
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Is it possible to make french fries out of potatoes and tomatoes?

In the same way that they make tomato tortillas, is it possible to create french fries with a homemade recipe that is made from potatoes and tomatoes both? My idea is to create something that does not ...
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What varieties of potato would be good for chips / french fries?

What varieties of potato would be good for making chips / french fries that can be cooked in a deep fryer to give a nice golden crunch on the outside, but still be nice and fluffy in the middle?