Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cookies Kitchen: Patat (fries)

Hello everybody and welcome again to another episodes of Cookies Kitchen. This time me is going to tell you all about Patat, or as we call them Fries! Me love fries. It is baked potatoes, but different. And yes, maybe it is not typical Dutch, but they are yummy. Me love to eat them with apple sauce or with a little mayonnaise. They are yummy as a meal, but also as a side dish to replace your normal potatoes. But how are fries made? Ofcourse me is going to tell you!

First the ingredients: you need lots and lots of big, firm potatoes. A frying pan with fresh vegetable oil. A big pan with water and salt. And some patience.

How to make home-made fries
Start with peeling the potatoes. Then cut them into strips. Here they use a special potato cutter, to make even strips, but you can cut them yourself too. Try to do it evenly, so the fries will look gorgeous. You put the strips in the pan with water, add salt (not too little) and let them soak in it for 1 to 3 hours. Make sure all the potato strips are all under water.
Heat the oil in the frying pan to 150 degrees Celsius, that is 302 Fahrenheit. Rinse the potato strips and blot them dry with some paper towels (make sure they do not stick to your fries to be). Then: bake small portions of fries for 5 minutes and take them out. Let the oil run out by putting them on paper towels again in a sif or big bowl or something.
When you have all pre-baked the fries it is time to prepare them for dinner. Heat the oil to 180 degrees Celsius (again that is 356 Fahrenheit) and bake the fries again – in small portions because fries need to be able to swim in the oil – but now for 2 to 3 minutes. The potato strips should look yummy goldenbrown.

There you go. Home-made potatoes. Me will tell all about making home-made mayo and apple sauce in another episode of Cookies Kitchen. Om nom nom nom nom!

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