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What is your Favorite cut of French fry ?

post #1 of 20
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When I do it homemade . I love the skin on and cut them into circles like potato chips . And when I do frozen I love shoestring. But I have to let them defrost before I drop them. 

post #2 of 20

When I go out I like skinny fries, but not shoe string thin.  I don't like steak fries.

 

At home I peel and cut them like papardelle - wide from the front, skinny from the side view.

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post #3 of 20

Medium waffle cut skin on russets.. But starting to really enjoy sweet tater fries

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post #4 of 20

Same, I enjoy the waffle cut.

 

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post #5 of 20

Cut mine on the Mandoline with the wide blade.

post #6 of 20

Batonnet.

 

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post #7 of 20

allumette with skin on

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post #8 of 20
gaufrette. That's the waffle cut isn't it? I like those best (and I have a tater tot weakness too).
post #9 of 20

Phatch have you tried the new sweet potato tater tot?  Gaufrette is right

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post #10 of 20
I've not seen the sweet potato tot in my area yet. I'll keep an eye out.
post #11 of 20

Phatch Try Alexia Brand Sweet potatoes in freezer case, they are really good .

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post #12 of 20

Steak fries are too thick, shoestrings are too thin...I'll go with batonettes.  BDL has the right idea.

post #13 of 20

Battonet, alumette, come on, guys, take it to the professional forum or use terms us mortals can understand!

 

I can cut potatoes evenly in straight sticks, slices, whatever yuou want.  I used to fry potatoes like that.  But i was at a friend's for dinner and she was cutting them in the hand with a knife and they came out all uneven, pointy at one side, thick at the other (secretly, i admit, i scoffed, wanted to steal the knife and cut them myself but knew it would be offensive.)

 

Turns out, that's my favorite way to eat them now, and i have to make an effort to cut them unevenly!  The thick end is nice and creamy inside, and thye thin end is nice and crispy, and what could be better?!

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post #14 of 20

OK for the laymen: Wendy's fries. smile.gif

post #15 of 20

After googling battonet, alumette, etc. I understand the French in the fry.  

 

Do you pro's fry them differently depending on the shape and thickness?  Never tried, but I understand twice fried are the best.  If done right any fry is fine with me, but I've rarely had a terrific steak fry.  They're usually too mealy inside and allumette's are too often hard all the way through.

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Battonet, alumette, come on, guys, take it to the professional forum or use terms us mortals can understand!

 

It's a personality thing.  I have fairly severe ADD and a related tendency to become creative half way through even simple cooking projects.  If I don't discipline myself by doing things like thinking in the "words have meanngs" universe of technical, precise (aka "jargon") terms, my cooking can become very inconsistent.  Cutting uniform shapes and sizes is not just the hallmark of "a professional" (something I haven't been for a VERY long time), but one of the most powerful ways of exercising control over the final product.  

 

As cooks, we're all about getting what we want.  

 

You're considerably more "free form" than I, which is not only fine but worth applauding.  

 

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post #17 of 20
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Battonet, alumette, come on, guys, take it to the professional forum or use terms us mortals can understand!

 

I can cut potatoes evenly in straight sticks, slices, whatever yuou want.  I used to fry potatoes like that.  But i was at a friend's for dinner and she was cutting them in the hand with a knife and they came out all uneven, pointy at one side, thick at the other (secretly, i admit, i scoffed, wanted to steal the knife and cut them myself but knew it would be offensive.)

 

Turns out, that's my favorite way to eat them now, and i have to make an effort to cut them unevenly!  The thick end is nice and creamy inside, and thye thin end is nice and crispy, and what could be better?!

 

Ha!  Guess what I do when I make french fries at home - I smoosh them down with the spatula when they're almost halfway done.  Creates lots of little crispies here and there.  But I only do that when nobody is around.  Straight and perfect for when others are eating them. 

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post #18 of 20

Here's a bit of a tangent, but just a little. for those who like "sweet potato". Go look for "CLANCY'S All Natural SWEET POTATO Sea Salt Krinkle-Cut Chips".   I got a big bag on the cheap for $1.09. Gone in one(1) sitting. LOL. Bad for me. I'm thinking that "Clancy's" is an Aldi house brand. Anyway ... these are one of the best chips I've found (tasty, crispy, balanced).

 

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Posted by siduri View Post

 

It's a personality thing.  I have fairly severe ADD and a related tendency to become creative half way through even simple cooking projects.  If I don't discipline myself by doing things like thinking in the "words have meanngs" universe of technical, precise (aka "jargon") terms, my cooking can become very inconsistent. 

Just giving you guys a hard time.  "I only do it to annoy, because i know it teases" *

 

 

*loosely, from Lewis Carroli

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post #20 of 20

Aldis grocery stores sell these all Clancy chips are good and in Florida they are the least expensive of all by at least $1.00 a bag

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