Posts Tagged ‘french fries’

What Equipment Is Needed To Start Serving French Fries?

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Q. I am starting a French fry concept within a mall and can’t seem to figure out exactly what equipment I would need. Could you give me a list of what I would need to start? (more…)

Five Steps To Better Frying

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Q. Are there any basic tips that will help me and my employees do a better job with fried foods? (more…)

Wasting Without Weighing Your French Fries

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Q. Dr. Potato, I was reading an earlier post, Looking At My French Fry Portions We Serve in Our Brew Pub, and I realized we were giving out double the portion size of Idaho® house-made fresh French Fries. What do we do now? I can’t go back to the smaller portion without potentially scaring customers away.

Is There An Increase In Potato Consumption Due To The Stressful Economy?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Q. Are you seeing fast food and casual dining guests order more potatoes because they are a comfort food, or a comforting food, against the stress of the economy?

Blanching Fresh Cut Fries

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Q. Can I do the first blanch for fresh cut russet fries in the oven?

Why Are My Fries Sometimes Dark?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Q. I have been to several of the same gourmet hamburger and fry chain locations and sometimes the French fries are really dark and unappetizing. How can that happen?

What Happens If You Pre-Cook Fresh Cut Potatoes At 350 Degrees?

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Q. What happens if you pre-cook (blanch) fresh cut 3/8Inch potatoes 350 degrees, in lieu of the recommended 250 degrees?

Can You Deep Fry Fresh Cut Fries Directly After Cutting Them?

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Q. I have a question involving making fresh French fries at county fairs and special events.  Can you get by with fresh cutting the fries and deep frying? Or do you have to cut, rinse in cold water, then fry at two different temperatures to get them to taste good, with a crisp on the outside, and a fluffy texture inside?

How Do You Store French Fries After They Have Been Cooked?

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Q. After cooking potatoes into French fries is it necessary to store the left over fried potatoes in the refrigerator?

What Is The Difference Between No.1 And No. 2 Idaho® Potatoes?

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Q. What is the difference between No. 1 and No. 2 Potatoes?