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Old 07-19-2006, 07:21 PM   #1
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Question on Deep Frying

I just bought a DeLongi deep fryer. I have used it twice and have not yet made crisp french fries. I am using peanut oil and frying one Idaho potato at a time. What temperature should I be using?
This is frustrating, because I purposely bought a "good fryer" so I would get good results. I know I must be doing something wrong, but what?

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Old 07-19-2006, 07:29 PM   #2
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I would say atleast 350degrees, and be sure not to crowd the basket. Also, try not to drop too much at one time, as this will drop the temp on your oil. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-19-2006, 07:31 PM   #3
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I've have had a DeLonghi fryer for a few years now and really like it. Take a look at Aurora's post in a recent french fry conversation.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:02 AM   #4
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I think that that the temp of the oil should be at least 375.

That way, the French fries are SURE to come out crisp and lightly golden.
At least that's what Emeril has his at.


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Old 07-20-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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Stick to the twice cooked process described in the other thread. 325 for the first cooking and 375 or higher for the second.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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Stick to the twice cooked process described in the other thread. 325 for the first cooking and 375 or higher for the second.
Yes! This is the key to crisp french fries at home.
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Old 07-20-2006, 11:41 AM   #7
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It's been a while since I had any French fries, and the last time I did, it ran my blood glucose level up to about 137!!

So I had to back off from eating them.


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Old 07-20-2006, 11:43 AM   #8
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Stick to the twice cooked process described in the other thread. 325 for the first cooking and 375 or higher for the second.
The first frying is what cooks the potato and the second is what makes the outside crisp.
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