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.
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.
1 year ago
Last edited at 8:52AM on 6/16/2012
(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.
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