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Offline AndyBoy

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2010, 03:58:58 PM »
I think his finished frys look a little pale to me. I woluld prefer about the color of 3rd fry from the left in the comparison photo. I make pretty darn good fries but haven't done any lately but they are one of my favorite foods.

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010, 05:04:18 PM »
I was thinking the same thing AndyBoy - I like my fries super-crispy and a darker color usually accompanies that.

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010, 07:15:27 PM »
But that's his point...they're super crisp, but not overly dark

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 05:53:48 PM »
Loundry ought to be all over this:
http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2010/05/the-burger-lab-how-to-make-perfect-mcdonalds-style-french-fries.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+seriouseatsfeaturesvideos+%28Serious+Eats%29&utm_content=Google+Reader


I saw it a few days ago.  J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is my hero.  He's the best food writer on the internet.  His blog is everything I wished Cooks Illustrated would be.  He used to work for Cooks Illustrated, in fact, as a test cook.  And it's evident in his style and methodology.  I want to make this recipe like I want a chamber vacuum sealer, but I'm getting pushback (overheard: "Boil, fry, then freeze, and you're still not done?  What a pain in the ass!")

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2010, 06:12:22 PM »
yeah, i think this recipe is too much even for me. I can go to McD's and get perfect fries much faster:)

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2010, 06:39:25 PM »

I am not in the "try this" camp..     two things..  I almost never make fries.. and two, I know that the "two dip" method I have used in the past works so good that I cannot imagine the fries being better some other way..  And you all know me as an open minded person..
I do like 'em in Tallow..   my cardiologist has other ideas ..

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010, 07:07:11 PM »

I am not in the "try this" camp..     two things..  I almost never make fries.. and two, I know that the "two dip" method I have used in the past works so good that I cannot imagine the fries being better some other way..  And you all know me as an open minded person..
I do like 'em in Tallow..   my cardiologist has other ideas ..

GG->  I'm just sayin...


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Moderation, sir.  ;)

Ooooo... what if it was pastured, grass fed tallow?!

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2010, 07:43:34 PM »

I am not in the "try this" camp..     two things..  I almost never make fries.. and two, I know that the "two dip" method I have used in the past works so good that I cannot imagine the fries being better some other way..  And you all know me as an open minded person..
I do like 'em in Tallow..   my cardiologist has other ideas ..

GG->  I'm just sayin...


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Moderation, sir.  ;)

Ooooo... what if it was pastured, grass fed tallow?!

I'd do it if it was a buck or two less expensive..    Since I deep fry at home about 4 times a year, I'm sortof entrenched in my old, old, school rational.   

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2010, 08:38:33 PM »
A nice thich sweet potato fry with curry ketchup. mmmmm

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2010, 01:13:33 AM »
Awesome.  I almost never actually make french fries but I started experimenting with grilled sweet potatoes cut like fries.  I blanche them first for about 10 minutes and try to not overdo it, but they still end up a little mushy and get mushier on the grill before they stiffen back up.  I'll add vinegar next time and see what happens.  I get enough empty calories from beer, so I love the idea of a no fat, nutritious, delicious starch.  Almost there.

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2010, 03:27:38 PM »
i made kenji's fries last week. they were awesome. totally worth it, really not that much more time consuming.

i'd recommend doubling-tripling the recipe, then keep some in the freezer. fry for 4 minutes, ready to rock.

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2010, 05:36:45 PM »
A nice thich sweet potato fry with curry ketchup. mmmmm

What is curry ketchup?  I'm guessing you mean ketchup with a spice mix of some sort (cumin).

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2010, 08:07:09 PM »
A nice thich sweet potato fry with curry ketchup. mmmmm

What is curry ketchup?  I'm guessing you mean ketchup with a spice mix of some sort (cumin).
Nope - curry ketchup.

http://www.amazon.com/Burkhardt-Curry-Ketchup-19oz-540/dp/B000NY6PAC

Great stuff, esp on all-beef hot dogs. Currywurst and curry ketchup - awesome...

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Re: Perfect French Fry
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2010, 10:06:15 PM »
Anyone catch America's Test Kitchen today?  Cold potatoes in cold oil and heat.  That's about it. Joel Robuchon evidently came up with method and ATK adapted it.

 

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