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In cooking school, after blanching our French fries, we left them in the refrigerator (or even the freezer) before the final fry. How does refrigerating a blanched French fry create a better final product?
This technique gives the potato a chance to set-up, or rest. The cooled potato glazes over the outside surface cells and this seal creates an extra crispy fry with the finish frying cycle.
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