Frozen fries has always been in demand. Here is the process of making frozen french fries.
Clean and peel the potatoes
Potatoes should be washed thoroughly and then peeled to remove the skin. The eyes and other things on the skin should also be removed. If the chips are being made at home, then a peeler will be sufficient for peeling. In the restaurants, a large number of potatoes are needed so they are peeled with the help of a machine. Conveyor belts are also used for making frozen French fries.
The potatoes have to be cut lengthwise and this can be easily done with the help of a knife. You should cuts the potatoes into strips and are ready for the next step. Cutting potatoes with a knife will not give uniformity as some strips may be soft or some may be thick. There are machines in the restaurants that cut the potatoes uniformly and the shape and size of the strips are almost similar. There are blades in the machine, which can be used to increase or decrease the thickness of potatoes.
The next step is blanching the potato strips. If it is being cooked at home and there are a large number of strips, the blanching can dine in batches. This process will increase the softness of the strips and also provide a uniform color. Blanching will also remove the sugar on the surface of the potatoes that results in browning reaction during frying.
The next steps are to dry the strips to remove the excess moisture. The strips should be kept in paper towels to dry them up. The amount of moisture that should remain in the potatoes depends on the next step. If the strips are to be fried immediately, they should have 20% moisture. For baking, the moisture percentage is 65%. If the microwave is to be used, then the water content should be 55%.
In this type of frying, the vegetable oil should be heated at 175 degrees and the cooking should be done for two minutes. Take out the fires and cool them. After that, fry them again and then drain the potatoes.
Freeze the cooked strips and use them whenever needed.
We hope you have liked article for making frozen french fries. It takes lots of time and efforts in making of delicious frozen french fries. But, with the aforementioned tips and process it seems to be easy now. Get the frozen fries at home and store them in freeze for the next time your fry craving strikes.