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When Making French Fries At Home, Should I Cut The Strips Into Water With Salt Added? Is That Correct?

Jan 13, 2017
Q: I read on the internet that making fresh cut fries at home is a two-step method: If you want to pre-soak the potatoes to get rid of starch, sometimes it's fun to dump a ton of salt into ice water to make them extra salty.
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I Have Read That Potatoes Need To Be Cold Before Cutting To Make The Best French Fries At Home. Is That True?

Jan 2, 2017
Q: Potatoes must be cold in order to make amazing fries. True or false?
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The French Fries At Mc Donald’s Are My Favorites, What Variety Of Potato Do They Use?

Nov 29, 2016
Q: The French Fries at Mc Donald’s are my favorites, what variety of potato do they use?
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How Do I Prevent My Fries From Sticking Together When Frying?

Nov 16, 2016
Q: After cutting my ribbon fries and dropping them in the fryer I have problems with the fries sticking together. What should the frying temperature be?
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The Dark Side or The Light Years of Potatoes Explained

Nov 3, 2016
Q: I was just in Denver, restaurant hopping and I noticed the fries at several were shoestring cuts and very dark. They were crisp and delicious, but seemed overcooked to me. A couple of places said they used Idaho potatoes, what is going on?
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Is There A High Volume Commercial French Fry Cutter

Oct 13, 2016
Q: We’ve been doing fresh cut French fries from Idaho Russet Burbank potatoes for years and because of the volume we are up to I was wondering if there is a better way to cut the potatoes than a small wall mounted tool that requires a staff worker with an extra strong arm to spend most of the day cutting one potato at a time. Save Save
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Manage your food costs without changing the portion size of the French fries

Aug 26, 2016
Q: My goal is to give customers a hot crispy, fresh out of the fryer, five-ounce portion of cooked frozen French fries. However, my employees must be serving more than that because when I do the math we always come up short for the projected yield.
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Will A Week In A Walk In Cooler Effect The Starch In Russet Potatoes?

Aug 22, 2016
Q: I have to store 5 boxes of Russet potatoes in my walk-in cooler for 1 week at a time. They will then go into my kitchen to be used throughout the next week for French fries, mashed and baked potatoes. My walk-in ranges from 35-40 degrees depending on how often the door is opened. Will that one week in the cooler cause the sugar content to get too high in the potatoes for my cooking needs?
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I Have A Gourmet Food Truck And Want To Serve Fresh Cut Idaho French Fries. How Do I Go About Accomplishing This?

Jul 27, 2016
Q: I Have a Gourmet Food Truck and want to serve fresh cut French fries.  Can you give me some tips?
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What Is The Main Reason For Blanching Potatoes For Fresh Cut Fries?

Jul 7, 2016
Q: What is the main reason for blanching potatoes for fresh cut fries?
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