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Old 02-14-2007, 10:08 AM   #1
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Transplant from Boston to Colorado, I miss many food products (or preperations) I found back 'home'. One thing remains the same. Soggy French Fries from my deep frier. The frozen ones I buy are fine, but my own are just plain soggy. Any help for an old Irish-Bostonian?


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Old 02-14-2007, 10:20 AM   #2
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Hi, when you make your home made ones, do you do it twice? I soak mine in water for awhile, dry off god with paper towel, fry in small batches a few min. take out to cool, then refry. Good luck ! Sometimes I even put the fries on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer for awhile before second fry. Little time comsuming but worth it.

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Old 02-14-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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Barb L.: Thank you for that idea. It never occured to me to try frying twice. Now that you mention it, I seem to remember my beloved aunt, from whom I learned to cook as a child, used to soak her potatoes for french fries. I will try this today and thank you so much!
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:48 AM   #4
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Hey kittymom - welcome to DC! Great to have you here.
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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Old 02-14-2007, 09:39 PM   #6
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I too agree to pre-soak in cold water before frying and taking out for a few seconds just before they are finished will help increas the crunchiness of them.

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