Thursday, February 23, 2012

All time favorite - French Fries!

This is undoubtedly the all time favorite for any restaurant goer, at least for me, whenever I waltz in to any eatery, either around the corner from my house or the one along the busy glitzy street, this is the numero uno think that I look for on the menu.

So without further hoopla, here is my version of this all time favorite starter:


  • 1 kg potatoes (large, even sized preferred), peeled
  • 1 tablespoon refined flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying

  1. Slice potatoes into French fry-shape, and place into cold water so they won't turn brown while you prepare the oil.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat alternately use a deep fryer if you have (in this case, you would need more oil). While the oil is heating, sift the garlic powder, onion powder, salt and paprika into a large bowl.
  3. Take out the potatoes and allow the water to drain.
  4. Sprinkle the mixed powder over the potatoes slices and shake well so as to get an even distribution.
  5. Place the potatoes in the hot oil so they are not touching at first. The fries must be placed into the skillet one at a time, or they will clump together.
  6. Fry until cooked thoroughly and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.

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