This Trick Can Take Your Frozen French Fries To The Next Level

No one really likes soggy French fries. And if you've ever tried to successfully cook frozen French fries at home, then you've likely been let down with some soft spots on your fries if they were not completely soggy. While you might have come to the conclusion that deliciously crunchy and crisp fries can only be bought from a restaurant, the truth is that baking them at home is totally within your grasp. The key is to reevaluate two common misconceptions.

According to Epicurious, French fries baked at home do not tend to be our favorite because they are typically cooked in a single layer on a baking sheet. But you really need to rethink how you prepare the frozen French fries before baking them off in the oven. That begins with spacing them out a bit more rather than piling them onto a sheet tray and trying to flatten them out into one layer. Give the fries some room to breathe (via The Kitchn).

This is how you can get crisper fries at home

But the biggest change you need to make for extra-crispy French fries at home is by adding one simple piece of equipment you likely already have at home. Epicurious suggests that people start placing a wire cooling rack inside the baking tray you plan to cook the french fries on. But if you're someone who religiously uses aluminum foil to line trays for quick and easy clean-up, don't worry. You can still do that and just place the rack on top of the foil-lined tray.

Using this method lifts the frozen French fries off of the baking tray and allows them the room they need so that the bottom does not steam. When the fries cook in direct contact with the tray, the heat can cause the frozen fries to steam which ultimately turns them soggy. So, try this hack for the best homemade fries you've ever had. Who knows, your homemade fries may even be able to compete with the best fries in fast food