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Saturday, August 30, 2008

How To Make The World's Best Belgium French Fries

First, you'll need 5 large russet potatoes, 2 tablespoons of salt,2 tablespoons of sugar, and 2 quarts of vegetable oil. Peel the potatoes and trim each into a rectangle. Cut them the long way, into broad slices 1/4" thick. Then cut them into french fries 1/4" wide. Keep in mind that it's important for the size to be correct for the cooking process. Keep the cut potatoes in a bowl of cool water until your're ready to use them. Now, place 3 quarts of water, 2 tablespoons of salt and 2 tablespoons of sugar in a large pot and bring it to a boil. Add your cut fries to the boiling water and let the water return to a boil. Then reduce the heat until the water comes to a gentle boil and cook the potatoes fro 7 minutes or until then are soft but still holding together. Remove them with a wide slotted spider spoon and place them on paper towels until they reach room temperature. Then heat the oil in a pan or deep fryer to 250 F degrees. Then slowly lower the potatoes into the oil and cook them for 2 minutes until they are just blanched with very little color. Place on paper towels. Repeat this process until all the potatoes until they've had this first fry. Then heat the oil to 350F degrees and re-cook all the fries for 3 minutues or until they are golden brown. Put them on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. You can hold the first batch or two in a 350 F degree oven until ready to serve. Once your dinner guests taste these fries they will never set foot into a fast food restuarant as long as they live.