A method for making perfect fries (@marcusbeanchef)
French fries are a dish that may seem simple to make, but somehow it's very easy to get it wrong.
Most of the home fries come out floury on the outside and hard on the inside, or completely burnt or wet and runny.
Even the chips we pull out of the freezer just don't taste as good as the chips in restaurants, but don't worry: a top chef shared with The Mirror his recipe for making the perfect chips, according to him if you follow the instructions carefully you can make chips that are crispy on the outside and soft and airy from within.
Oliver Marlow, executive chef and owner of The Ganymede restaurant in London, explained how to make restaurant-quality chips - and the key is to cook them more than once.
"Triple-cooked fries is the best way to do it," he claims.
Triple cooking: how to make the perfect fries (Photo: Giphy)
So how do you make the perfect fries?
Well, to try his method you will need a deep fryer or a frying pan without oil if you have one.
"For starters, cut the potatoes into whatever size you choose. It's entirely up to you. Then boil them in salted water as you would when cooking potatoes, until they start to crumble at the corners and don't cook all the way through."
He added: "Take them out of the water and give them a shake in a strainer. After that, fry them at a temperature of 90 degrees for about five minutes."
At this stage of the preparation, the chef says you can continue or - if you don't feel like eating the chips right away - put them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and leave them there for a few days.
He claims the chips will be "just fine" by the time you're ready for the final stage of cooking.
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Don't be afraid to fry twice (photo: Giphy)
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, he concludes: "The last step is to fry the fries again, this time at 180 degrees until they are ready to eat - and that's how you'll get the best fries Crispy marble on the outside, with the softest interior imaginable."
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