The original name for french fries was “potatoes, fried in the French manner” that is how Thomas Jefferson first described the dish. Jefferson introduced french fries to the colonies in the late 1700s. Given the difficulty of preparing the perfect fry, it is truly a wonder that McDonald’s manages to turn out millions of them each day. But that, too, was a process that took decades to perfect. A long, long time ago, when the McDonald brothers more. There are many variations in making this fries. After trying to make so many varitions I finally got settled to this recipe. It may be bit time consuming but the end result is comforting and delish. For me French Fries are a perfect snack or better half of televison or movie or reading a book or your evening tea or coffee or sometimes just to timepass.
- 2 Potatoes, peeled
- 1 tbsp Chaat Masala
- 1 tbsp Corn powder
- Oil for frying
- Salt to taste
- Cut potatoes into even strips using a knife or use mandoline.
- Soak the strips in cold water by adding salt and corn powder.
- Place the bowl in the fridge for nearly 1 hour.
- Drain the water and take out the strips on kitchen tissue/towel.
- Leave the strips on the towel till all the excess moisture gets absorbed (nearly 15-18 minutes).
- Heat oil in Kadai or deep bottomed frying pan and add potato strips. Fry strips for 2-3 minutes on a high flame and take out on kitchen tissue/towel.
- Leave them to cool at room temperature by sprinkling salt.
- Again add this semi fried strips to oil and fry them for nearly 5-6 minutes on a very low flame.
- Take out on a kitchen tissue/towel and sprinkle salt (if needed) and chaat masala.
- Last but not least add your ‘love’ to make the dish ‘YUMMY’.
NOTE: You can even add pepper powder or paprika.