French fries: hand cut, home cooked

Connie Veneracion

Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

You may also like...

23 Responses

  1. Gay says:

    It’s that easy? Wow, I haven’t really tried cooking French fries at home.

  2. Rose says:

    I’ve always read that to get crispy chips/fries, you’ll have to fry the potatoes at medium-high heat until half-cooked, take the potatoes out, heat the oil until very hot and then fry again until the chips are golden brown. It’s so much hassle though, and I’d say this would make the potatoes soak up a bit more oil than your method.

  3. Mike says:

    yum! i cooked some this morning for breakfast! :-)

  4. mamsi says:

    To avoid using too much oil, I boil the sliced potatoes first (skin on ). I let it cool ,and then drzzle with olive . Then bake them in a preheatd oven.. It comes out crispy always….

  5. Hershey says:

    Hi connie,
    I think, to have better fries, soaking them in water overnight might help. It removes the extra starch. Moreover, I think you can fry the fries in advance, that’s what they do in most restaurants. They first blanch it in oil at 250F, then, they cool it and place it in the fridge. When service time comes, they fry it again at 350F. :D

  6. Kubiertos says:

    I have been experimenting on frying potatoes at home and was never successful. I also tried baking it and failed. I will try this method and see if I can make it work. Thanks!

  7. gigi says:

    i prefer homemade and homecooked fries myself. i tend to soak the potatoes in cold water with a bit of salt for a good 10 minutes, then blanch them in boiling water for about 2-3 minutes, drain and then fry.. comes out nicely crisp and moist inside.i like them a bit chunkier as well so there’s a bit of flesh in them.i suppose they are not proper french fries, but not chips either. great food, dipped in mayo.. teehee..

  8. maria says:

    another way to crisp up fries is to double fry them the same way the belgians make fries

  9. avatar says:

    I prefer cooking my own fries at home. Well, it is so sweet to cook for your families if it is your own style of cooking. Thanks for the info here!

  10. tere says:

    hi! Thanks for your yummy recipes. I tried some of the main dishes and they tasted really great! Where do we get flavorings for french fries? What brand do you recommend?

  1. July 18, 2010

    […] up, asked if I wanted fries, went down, I heard her cooking, then she came up with a plateful of hand-cut and home cooked fries, and a bowl of […]

  2. July 26, 2010

    […] the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan and cook the potatoes (see tips on preparing homemade and hand cut French fries). Drain the […]

  3. November 9, 2010

    […] serve, place a burger or two on a plate. Top with mashed potatoes or French fries. Pour in the cheese sauce. Sprinkle some fresh parsley for added color and […]

  4. April 2, 2011

    […] French fries a dipping sauce made with equal amounts of mayo and ketchup (Speedy used Japanese mayo) […]

Commenting is strictly moderated. Please note the following.

1. Read the post in full before asking questions.
2. Stay on topic -- this is not an "anything goes" forum.
3. If you're on a recipe page and you want to substitute an ingredient or change a procedure, don't ask if it will work. I cannot comment on something I have not tried.
4. Self-promotion will be marked as spam and the commenter will be blacklisted.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>