Hello and welcome to In the Kitchen with Matt,
I am your Host Matt Taylor. Today I am going to teach you how to make the Perfect French
fries. First of all, I LOVE potatoes. Po-ta-toes, Po-ta-toes, Po-ta-toes, Boil em, mash em,
stick em in a stew. Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. We need ingredients. Potatoes,
Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes, Potatoes, and more potatoes, and peanut oil. Make sure to
use peanut oil, it definitely makes a difference. First what we are going to do, is we are going
to wash the potatoes. Now we want to cut the potatoes, I am going to use this fry cutter
right here. Ok, once the potatoes are cut, we are going to soak them in freezing cold
water for about 20 minutes. What this will do is take out some of the starchy taste to
the potatoes. As the potatoes are soaking we need to heat up our oil. I am going to
use my deep fryer. You can use a pot if you like, the key here is to keep the temperature
at a constant. What we are going to do first is keep the temperate fairly low, at around
320 degrees. Ok once the potatoes have soaked for 20 minutes, we take them out and you want
to dry them really well. Once the potatoes are dry we are going to put them in the oil.
And we are going to cook them for 6 minutes or until they are blond in color. Ok, we want
to cook them until they look just about like this, they are not done yet, what we are going
to do is take them and dry them. One thing you need to do after a couple of batches you
want the oil to sit and come back up to temperature. I have an indicator light here that says that
it is ready. If you are using a pot then you want to just check it with a thermometer.
Ok so once you have your fries fried for about 4 to 6 minutes at about 320 degrees, a lower
heat, what we are going to is we are going to freeze them. Ok I just took these fries
out of the freezer and they are ready to go for the next step, which is the high heat
fry. This is the classic two fry method. So what you want to do is set the oil temperature
to about 400 to 425 degrees, so really really hot. Then you are going to put your fries
in there, and they will be there between 1 and a half to 2 minutes until they are done.
One thing that is cool about freezing these is that you can do a whole bunch of up front.
That’s what I like to do is whole bunch up front and then they are in the freezer
and they are stored. And then what I want to do, is when I want some fries, I will just
take the portion that I want I will fry them up and eat them and just store the rest in
the freezer. It’s a good way to go, it saves time and money. French fries, French fries,
I love me some French fries. French fries, French fries, I love me some French fries.
Ok you cook them until they look about like this. Now you get a plate with some paper
towel, and you put the fries right on it, and that will take out some of the extra grease.
Shake it up a little bit; put some salt on there. Now for the breakdown. The approximate
time is 30 minutes that includes prep and cooking, that does not include freezing time.
The approximate cost, I bought a 10lb bag of potatoes for $1.99, I used about $0.40
worth. I bought the oil for $16.00 I used about half of it for $8.00. Now you can re-use
this at the very least 6 times. So that gives me a cost for the oil of $1.33. Total cost
$1.73. I made enough for about 4 large fries, which would cost somewhere between 5 and 6
dollars. Now these can be way cheaper then even what I did, if you do them in bulk. I
could have cooked a lot more and used the same amount of oil. And that’s a wrap up
for the breakdown. Well there you have it the perfect French fries. These are restaurant
quality fries, they are fun, easy to make, and if you make them in bulk they are super
duper cheap. Put these with my ultimate BLT and you have the perfect lunch or dinner.
I’m Matt Taylor; this has been another episode of In the Kitchen with Matt. Thank you for
tuning in and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel. French fries, French-fries,
I love me some French fries. Woo, woo, woo.