Friday, October 6, 2006

Baked French Fries


French fries...mmm..who can resist this crispy savory ? :) ....I cant nor can my husband. Recently in television I came across a method to make french fries which doesnt need deep frying. Using the baking process for making french fries is much better than deep frying as it consumes less oil. I tried making it yesterday and it came out just perfect. So here is the way to go about it.

Ingredients:
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Potatoes: 3 medium sized nos
Asafoestida (hing)
Chilli powder
Salt
Oil

Method:
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1. Peel the potatoes one by one and as you peel them, put each one in water after peeling as potatoes oxidise and we need to get rid of the starch content in the potatoes.
2. Cut the potatoes lengthwise with medium thickness. Make sure the slices are not too thin else the slices might burn or become soggy. Put the slices in the same water as you are slicing each potatoes. The water which containes the potatoes becomes white in color because of the release of the starch in the potato. This is important while making french fries as the starch can make the fries soggy.
3. On a cutting board or plate put a paper towel . Arrange the slices on the towel. Take another towel and put it on top of the slices and pat dry.
4. Meanwhile adjust the temperature of the oven at 450 degree F .
5. Transfer the slices into a moisture free vessel. Add ground pepper, chilli powder , asafoetida, and salt. Mix well. Add some oil to coat the slices well and mix well.
6. Whent the oven reaches 450 degrees F, transfer the slices into a oven tray and pur the remaining oil in the vessel which contained the slices on the slices.
7. Bake for 14 - 16 minutes.
8. Serve it with ketchup.

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