Tips and Tricks Tuesdays: How to Cut Potatoes & Great Tasting JoJo Fries

Use a Apple Slicer to Cut Potatoes

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If you have an apple slicer have you ever considered using it to quickly cut up potatoes so they are ready for cooking?

Works great and saves a little time and energy. 🙂

Great Tasting JoJo Fries

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Step # 1: Peel and cut potatoes into 1/4 by 1/4-inch thick slices. Rinse cut potatoes in a large bowl with cold water until the water rinses clear. Cover with 1-inch of water and ice and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Step # 2: Blanch potatoes for 3 minutes. (Blanching is a cooking process where vegetables are quickly cooked in boiling water then “shocked” by immediately plunging them in ice cold water.)

Step # 3: Transfer potatoes to a sheet tray and dry them.

Step # 4: When the potatoes are dry, place them in peanut oil that has been heated to between 300° and 325°. Cook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes, just until the potatoes are soft and begin to turn a blond color. Use a slotted spoon or skimmer and carefully remove the fries from the oil and drain on paper towels.

(After step # 4, you can refrigerate the potatoes overnight or freeze them in an airtight container for up to 3 months.)

Step # 5: Increase the oil temperature to between 375° and 400°, and fry a second time. Cook until the French fries are a golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined bowl, season with salt and serve immediately.

That’s all there is to it, that’s the secret to making great tasting French fries, enjoy!

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