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French Fries Recipe | Masala French Fries

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French Fries are usually salted, half cooked and deep fried in oil. Who would say no to this world famous French fries?  It has fans all across the borders and of all age groups. If worried about the calorie intake, it can be baked in oven and you can fulfill you craving for the french fries recipe. It tastes so good when served hot with any ketchup. I have given a twist to the regular french fries and topped up with some spices and herbs and can be called as Masala French fries. If you don’t like this flavour and taste of masala, you can make it plain also. We can also make these french fries in advance, store in freezer and fry it when needed. Its always a hit recipe among the kids and apt for any parties and potlucks.

Masala French Fries

Masala French Fries


French Fries Recipe | Masala French Fries

Recipe Cuisine: World |  Recipe Category: Snacks / Starter
Preparation + Cook Time: 1.5 Hours  |  Serves: 2 

Ingredients
  • Potato – 2
  • Corn Flour – 1.5 tblsp
  • Chilli Flakes – 1 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed Pepper powder – 1 tsp
  • Basil – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – To taste
  • Oil – To deep fry
Method

1. Wash and peel the skin of potatoes. Cut all the four sides slightly to form a rectangular shape. Again slice it in the middle. Now take each piece and slice it like finger chips, not too thin.
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2.Trim the edges of each finger chip. Put it in ice cold water, let it be in it for 30 minutes. Rinse it well, so that the excess starch will be removed. Soaking the potatoes in cold water, helps in even frying and gives crispiness.
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3. Roll boil water in a pan, add the potato fingers into the boiling water. Let it cook for 3 to 5 minutes, only par boiled. Don’t over cook else the potato fingers break. Switch off flame and close the lid. After 10 minutes, open the lid and drain the water. Spread the potato fingers in a kitchen towel and pat dry it. Be sure all the moisture is absorbed.
french-fries-recipe-steps34. In a bowl take potatoes, then add corn flour, chillie flakes, basil, pepper powder and salt. Marinate everything gently. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, so that the spices will be absorbed well. Refrigeration also gives firmness to the potatoes.
french-fries-recipe-steps45. Heat oil in a kadai, the oil temperature should not be low or fuming high. Just the right temperature. Drop the potato fingers carefully in the oil, fry on both sides till golden brown and crispy. Once the shh sound ceases, remove and drain it in kitchen towel. You can also keep the french fries in a zip lock cover or tupperware and store in the freezer section in the refrigerator. Fry it whenever needed.
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Serve it hot with tomato sauce or ketchup.

 

French Fries Recipe

French Fries Recipe

Tips

1. Use bigger sized potatoes, so you get lengthier pieces.
2. Always rinse the potatoes well, so that excess starch will be removed. If the starch is not removed the french fries stick together, while frying.
3. Soaking the potato fingers in ice water yields crispier french fries.
4. Soaking in ice water also helps in even frying.
5. Also you can add some salt to the ice water, so the french fries won’t stick together when frying.

6. Don’t overcook the potatoes in hot water, just par boil else the french fries break.
7. Dry the potatoes well without any moisture content or else the french fries won’t be crispy after frying.
8. For more crispiness, first half fry it and cool down for 5 minutes. Then re-fry again.
9. If you don’t like the masala flavor, add salt only and make it plain.
10. For variation, chillie powder, chat masala, rock salt can be added to this masala french fries.

Alternate method for frying
Pre-heat oven for 200 C, bake the french fries for 30 minutes. Flip it and again bake for 5 to 10 minutes.

French Fries Recipe 1

French Fries Recipe 1

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