Homemade fries without a deep fryer: our tips

Even if you don't have an electric fryer at home, you can still make crispy fries for your family. You just need to use some proven tricks.

Preparation: simple steps, nothing extraordinary

There is nothing like home recipes to be sure of eat organic and healthy. So, start by choosing a variety of potatoes Perfect for this, like the firm, yellow or bintje-type one. Peel them and cut them into regular sticks of the same shape as the usual fries found in the markets. For flawless results, don't hesitate to use a deep-fried cup to quickly get sticks of the right thickness, between about 7 and 9mm.
Once peeled, immerse the worked potatoes in cold water to prevent them from blackening. It also helps rid their surface of their starch, the substance that makes them stick together and keeps them from being crispy. The other advantage of this trick is to reduce the cooking of the fries to save significant time.

The oven

The pre-cooking phase then consists of boiling them for 10 minutes in salted water. Afterwards, they must be dried or wiped in a clean cotton cloth or absorbent paper before placing them in the oven, in a dish provided for this purpose. Don't forget to sprinkle them with salt and coat them with a little olive oil before mixing them and covering them with cling film. Cooking this French fries recipe takes just 3 to 5 minutes at maximum thermostat.
Here's another baking method that doesn't require much fat. We slip in aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary, garlic cloves and more, to enhance the taste and aroma of the fries. After coating them with oil, salt and aromatic herbs, you then bake them at 240 ° C for about 20 minutes or less. You have to watch carefully: when the fries are golden, cooking is finished.

The jumper

If you don't have an oven or microwave, simply use your sauté pan to make crispy fries. You can also use a fondue pot, the main thing being to use a thick pan to limit oil splashing in all directions. If you are still afraid of burning yourself with these projections, no need to arm yourself with your top design motorcycle helmet and your protective gloves, all you have to do is put the sticks on the frying pan and let them slide very slowly, or simply put a pinch of coarse salt in the pan.
As for the frying oil, opt for grape seed or sunflower oil, only 1 to 2 cm deep. Once it is hot, immerse the pre-cooked and dried fries in it, wait about 5 minutes to remove them and put them on a dish, over a paper towel. Enjoy your meal !