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Healthy Snacks: Homemade French Fries Recipe

Updated on April 22, 2017
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Home made French fries(spicy)
Home made French fries(spicy)
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Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Two bowls of French fries

Ingredients

  • 3 potatoes, large size
  • 1/4 tsp vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp corn syrup or corn flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt, for soaking potato sticks
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder, optional, as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp salt, for the fries
  • oil, for deep frying

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making French Fries

  1. Peel the skin of potatoes. Cut them in the shape of thick sticks. The thickness can be about 1/2 cm on all sides, and the length of the sticks can be about 4 cm.
  2. Immerse them in salt water for about 5 minutes. Drain the water. Collect the sticks in a colander. Potatoes are now free of extra starch.
  3. Boil some water, just sufficient to immerse the sticks completely. Add vinegar or lemon juice and corn syrup or corn flour. Mix with the water. Immerse potato sticks in it. Keep for 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the water. Pat dry potato sticks using a kitchen towel. You can also dry them spreading under the fan. Collect the dry sticks in a bowl.
  5. Heat oil for deep frying. Drop a few pieces into the hot oil and fry for 2 minutes on high flame, occasionally turning them to ensure uniform frying. Don't overcrowd them. Now they are half fried. Put them on a paper towel. Repeat the procedure for all the potato sticks.
  6. Once the sticks are cool, collect them in a zip lock pouch. Freeze the pouch for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Heat oil once again. Let the fire be maximum high. Drop a few sticks into the oil. Fry till they turn golden. Remove on an absorbent paper. Repeat the procedure. Store the remaining sticks in the freezer. You can use them whenever you feel like eating French fries.
  8. Sprinkle powder salt on the hot sticks. If you want the fries to be spicy, sprinkle some red chili powder and gently coat them.
  9. Yummy French fries are ready to eat. Eat them hot with tomato sauce. Enjoy!

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select big size potatoespotato sticks immersed in salt water to remove excess starchpotato sticks immersed in boiling water, added with vinegar or lemon juice and corn syrup or corn flourpat dried potato sticksHalf fried potato sticksHalf fried potato sticks collected in a zip lock pouch, ready to keep in the freezer Frying the sticks second timePlain French friessalty French friesHot and spicy French fries
select big size potatoes
select big size potatoes
potato sticks immersed in salt water to remove excess starch
potato sticks immersed in salt water to remove excess starch
potato sticks immersed in boiling water, added with vinegar or lemon juice and corn syrup or corn flour
potato sticks immersed in boiling water, added with vinegar or lemon juice and corn syrup or corn flour
pat dried potato sticks
pat dried potato sticks
Half fried potato sticks
Half fried potato sticks
Half fried potato sticks collected in a zip lock pouch, ready to keep in the freezer
Half fried potato sticks collected in a zip lock pouch, ready to keep in the freezer
Frying the sticks second time
Frying the sticks second time
Plain French fries
Plain French fries
salty French fries
salty French fries
Hot and spicy French fries
Hot and spicy French fries

Some Important Information About French Fries

  • Soaking the sticks in salt water removes the excess starch from potato sticks.
  • Soaking in lemon juice or vinegar gives them fresh color. Corn syrup gives a mild sweetness, and corn flour gives stiffness to the sticks.
  • Though the procedure looks lengthy, it is worth doing it. Once you half fry the sticks and store them in the freezer, your work is done. Each time you have to just fry the sticks and sprinkle some salt and chili powder on it. It takes hardly a few minutes.

Nutritional Information of French Fries

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100 g
Calories 270
Calories from Fat90
% Daily Value *
Fat 10 g15%
Carbohydrates 38 g13%
Protein 4 g8%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Home made French fries(salty)
Home made French fries(salty)

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