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Why do my french fries come out soggy?

I have a deep fryer, but my homemade fries come out soggy, instead of crispy.

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Your homemade fries are coming out soggy probably because you're not heating the oil to the right temperature. The oil should be heated to 350 degrees before dipping the potato chips. Be sure to leave the French fries in the deep fryer for approximately three minutes before lifting the basket or skimmer.

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They're done when they float.
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I thought so ... now I am thinking that my fryer is not working correctly. THANKS!
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Try using a different oil.
Try leaving them in longer.

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Janemoo is right. Your oil isn't hot enough.

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Thank you. sometimes i dip my fries in to check temp. probably not a good move.
and possibly my fryer is crapping out on me.
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The oil is not hot enough and I also soak my fries in water for a little while, then dry them really good before putting in hot oil.

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THANKS. I haven't been careful about how wet they are when i drop them in oil. But the oil IS hot enuf ...i recently checked it. Funny sidenote is that my kids LOVE them ... I asked why & they said it reminds them of grandma's soggy fries.
so the soggy fries saggy goes all the way back to grandma. ha!
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too much oli

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K. Thanks!
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Your welcome!!!
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Soak in water. Dry well. Fry in hot oil, remove from oil, drain on absorbent paper towel, and then re-fry.

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Try double frying them. fry the first time and let the fries set out the oil about 5-7 min and refry..... works every time

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soak cut potato in water with some baking soda then stain them and deep fry in already heated oil u will get crispy chips :):)

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carefully read the operating instructions of the fryer.

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ya like dont put hands or body parts into fryer... i love that one ! i just ignore it.
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ok people ... besideds... body parts should always be detached first! According to my fryer's instructions. :P
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wet them, dry them well, I then nuke them in the microwave (1 min. not more), and then fry them in very hot oil. Good luck.

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yes! I fry them twice ! works every time!

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so many ppl know this ... i did NOT! Thanks!
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You should prefry the potatoes about 4 min. Take them out of the fryer for about 5 min then return them to the fryer until golden brown. I promise it is worth it.

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cuz of the extra grease that makes it soggy, try frying it a little bit longer next time

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Make sure the oil is very hot when you start. Drop in the first fry and see if you get a good boil on it. Once you add the other fries, you may have to increase the temperature for a bit to get it back up to temp. That usually works for us.

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old id u know what i mean ;)

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cook longer and hotter

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Tanx!
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Your oil isn't hot enough and less

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I learned the secret (not a secret, really, but not enough people do it) from Anthony Bourdain's cookbook: blanching.

You need to use two oil temperatures with a rest in between. I explain it all here:

http://www.vodkitchen.com/2010/04/12/fries-that-dont-suck/

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Oil needs to be hotter, and make sure you leave them in the wire basket to drain over the hot oil for a few minutes.

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Your oil is not hot enough when you put them in

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The most common problem when french fries come out is that the oil.The only thing that makes my fries soggy, is if I put too many of them.

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(1) precook or nuke for a couple minutes, take out, cool; (2) oil must be hot enough for frying potatoes, usually 375F; (3) fry in small batches; otherwise, you will lower the temp of the oil too much, and your fries will absorb too much oil before they're browned, causing them to be limp.

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If you're using frozen french fries, don't thaw them out. put them frozen into hot oil, they'll come out crispy. Oil should be hot enough that it 'bubbles' when the fries go in. If it's smoking it's too hot and the fries will brown to quickly and burn

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