French fries in basket with pepper and salt
Cook Homemade French Fries Three Times For Crunchy Results
A good french fry needs to be the perfect amount of crispy and crunchy. One of the best ways to make sure your homemade fries achieve this is to triple-cook them.
The first step is boiling the potatoes, followed by two rounds of frying. This method also requires the fries to rest in the fridge, between boiling and the first round of frying.
Start by cutting your fresh potatoes into fries, and soak the potatoes in cold water to prevent any browning. Then, boil them in salted water for five to 10 minutes until tender.
Drain, pat dry, arrange them on a sheet pan, and refrigerate for about an hour. After resting, fry them in batches in 250-degree oil for up to eight minutes until the edges brown.
Cool on a cooling rack before frying the fries again in oil at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for five to seven minutes or until very golden and crispy. Pat off any excess oil and serve.