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Food - Drink
Why French Fries Taste So Much Better At A Restaurant Than At Home
Homemade french fries rarely have the same crispiness as restaurant-worthy fries, which is due to the type of oil they’re cooked in. Luckily, there’s a simple way around this.
Fries made at home are often made in fresh cooking oil, while most eateries use oil that’s been used for a while since the molecules bind easier to food to produce a crunchy bite.
To replicate the power of old oil at home, use Russet potatoes. They have lower moisture than other varieties and are therefore much less likely to give you a soggy outcome.
No matter what oil you use, be sure to fry your french fries twice to drive out all the moisture and get that ideal hot and crunchy texture that you're looking for.