How to make French fries right?
Ruddy fried potatoes — a great dish loved by children and adults. It seems that it is quite simple to prepare, however, do not rush. The secret is in its Golden crust, which is achieved not very simply, you need to possess certain knowledge and skills. So, how to fry potatoes so it melted in the mouth and gave off a wonderful aroma, will discuss in this article.
The secrets to perfect roast potatoes
- For frying potatoes it is best to choose a heavy cast-iron skillet or pan with a diameter of 26-28 cm with a thick bottom. The cast iron perfectly conducting and retaining heat. In this dish the potatoes will be fried not fast, but evenly.
- Depending on the preferences of the potatoes can be cut in different ways: traditionally, cubes, circles, sticks and cubes. There are also special kartoflyanki that figure is able to cut this vegetable.
- The best potatoes for frying — one in which a little starch. How do you know what potatoes do you have? Is not easy to do if you are not familiar with its varieties. Then the easiest way to remove excess starch. To do this, peel the potatoes, thoroughly wash, cut in any way and cover with cold water so that it covered him completely. Let the potatoes stand in water for one hour and then drain it and rinse again. After these manipulations remove excess moisture with wet towels.
- Roast potatoes are a must on any fat. For example, vegetable, olive oil or butter, lard with layers of meat, fat. It all depends on your taste preferences. Proper nutrition advises us to prepare the potatoes for the refined deodorized sunflower oil, and add it as little as possible. The amount of fat should be in proportion to the number of potatoes. The biggest expense requires the deep fryer, as this method means dipping the pre-cut slices in hot oil.
- Before putting the potatoes in the pan, it must be very good to warm up first without oil and then with him. When the pan appears light smoke, you know, it’s time to throw the potatoes. So it is not softened in the frying process it is impossible to pour cold oil, so expect his number first. The only exception is when potatoes are placed on a heated pan is baking in the oven.
- Fry the potato is better in parts, so that it is in one layer covers the bottom of the pans. Cooking time depends on the slice thickness and quantity.
- Except raw potatoes and you fry pre-cooked potatoes, as well as dishes from potato dough.
Properly to fry the potatoes need to be able to, so here are a few ways.
Fried potatoes in butter
Clean, wash and cut potatoes, in General, perform all the manipulations described above. Heat well cast-iron or any other pan with a thick bottom. Sometimes the potatoes are fried in cauldrons. If your Arsenal it is, then try, should be good to go. Pour oil, then its a good glow. Then put in pan with potatoes. If you need to cook for a big family, then fry several times. Cook the potatoes first for 5 minutes over high heat, then lower heat and continue to fry it until Browning. Seeing a Golden crust, turn the potatoes again and turn up the heat for 5 minutes, and then again decrease. This method is very unique in that the potatoes quickly hardens on the outside, getting a delicious Golden look, but the inside remains soft.
Potatoes fried in oil with subsequent quenching
To prepare this dish you need to master perfectly the first method described just above. The only difference is that after the potato is almost ready, that is, will remain for 5-7 minutes, the pan must be covered with a lid and reduce heat to almost minimum. Under the hood, steamed potatoes, the crust will remain crispy and the inside of each slice will be soft and crumbly. If you fry the potatoes and then bring to readiness under the cover, it is recommended add the onion and couple of crushed garlic cloves. They will reveal even more of its taste and aroma.
Fried potatoes deep-fried
To make tasty chips it is necessary to know several important secrets:
- The slices should be uniform in size.
- The even roasting of the vegetable oil is poured into three, and ideally five times more than potatoes.
- Before dropping the potato into the oil, its temperature must be at least 180-200 degrees.
- For cooking French fries it is best to use a deep fryer or a pan with high sides.
- Proper French fries dipped in oil twice, first for 2-3 minutes, then remove it and let it cool down completely and then again for 5-6 minutes, until Golden brown.
If you follow all the above recommendations, you will be pleased with his household amazing fries. Do not forget to prepare several kinds of sauces based on ketchup and mayonnaise.
Roast potatoes in the oven
In this case things are even simpler. Cleaned, well-washed potatoes cut into medium sized sticks or slices and put in greased pan or baking sheet. Thus, by the way, can be fried and stuffed vegetable. To do this, the potato medium in size and make cuts to the middle of the potatoes, between which lay small pieces of fat or bacon. Then put them in a pan and bake it in the oven to bake until done.
There are many recipes using fried potatoes. It is often stewed with meat, bacon, mushrooms and onions. Fried potatoes — hearty and budget unique dish which is loved by people of all ages and generations. Slimming it is certainly not ideal, but sometimes they can be pampered, if you eat a small portion to 12 hours a day.