How do you fix hard french fries?

Why are my french fries tough?

These problems all arise from the improper handling of starch and sugar when exposed to high heat. To achieve perfect french fry results, we’re going to start by rinsing our potatoes and then coat them with a light layer of cornstarch before double frying them.

How do you reheat crispy fries?

Heat it to 375 degrees F and carefully lower in the fries. Cook quickly. They should be crisp and hot in one to two minutes: “Once they’re crispy, you’re good to go,” says Szymanski. Remove immediately.

How do you make fried not stale?

Here’s what you do. Heat a few tablespoons of the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat just until it starts to shimmer. Think about covering the entire bottom of the skillet in oil, erring on the side of using more oil than less. The oil helps to “fry” the French fries a second time and get them extra crispy.

How long should I soak fries in water?

Place them in a large bowl and cover with cold water, then allow them to soak for two or three hours. (You can also stick them in the fridge and let them soak for several hours or overnight.) When you’re ready to make the fries, drain off the water and lay them on two baking sheet lined with paper towels.

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