Frozen fries have always been in demand among every age group. Given below is the detailed process of how we can make frozen french fries.
CLEAN AND PEEL THE POTATOES
Potatoes should be washed thoroughly and then peeled to remove the skin. Remove the eyes and other things on the surface. If you are preparing the chips at home, then a peeler will be sufficient for peeling. However, in the restaurant, a large number of potatoes are needed. Hence the machine is used to peel the potatoes. For frozen french fries, conveyor belts are also used.
With the help of a knife, you can quickly cut the potatoes lengthwise into strips. However, cutting potatoes with a knife usually doesn’t give uniformity to potato strips as they may be soft or thick. The restaurants have machines that cut the potatoes uniformly, wherein the shape and size of the pieces are almost similar. The blades in the machine help in adjusting the potatoes thickness.
The next step of the process is blanching the potato strips. If you want to cook at home, then the blanching can be done in batches. This process of blanching will increase the softness of the pieces and also provide a uniform colour. Blanching also helps in removing the sugar on the outer surface of the potatoes that results in browning reaction during frying.
The next step is removing the excess moisture by frying strips. Keep the pieces in paper towels to dry the strips. The amount of moisture that should remain in the potatoes depends on its usage. If you want to fry the strips immediately, then they should have 20% moisture. For baking, the moisture percentage is 65%. If you are using the microwave, then the water content should be 55%.
In this type of frying, heat the vegetable oil at 175 degrees and cook them for two minutes.
Take out the fires after par frying and cool them. After that, fry them again and then potatoes are drained.
Freeze the cooked strips and use them whenever needed.
We hope this article for making frozen french fries is useful for you. Preparing delicious frozen french fries takes lots of time and effort. But, with the tips and process mentioned above, preparing the french fries is now very easy.
Get the frozen french fries at home and store them in the freezer for the next time you’re craving strikes.