If you’re a vegan who misses out on the crispy, golden deliciousness of fries, you’re in for a treat. It may seem like an impossible challenge to make the ideal batch of vegan fries, but have no fear! With a few techniques under your sleeve, you can make vegan fries that will make even your non-vegan friends jealous. Here, we’ll show you exactly what to do to cook perfect french fries every time.
Why Choose Vegan Fries?
Adopting a vegan lifestyle entails making decisions that are consistent with your beliefs, and eating fries is a perfectly acceptable option. Vegan fries are a great way to fulfill your hunger without sacrificing compassion for animals or the planet.
Vegan Fries Recipe
- Starchy potatoes (such as Russets, have a crisp outside and a creamy inside.)
- Choose a high smoke point oil like canola (peanut, or vegetable oil.)
- Salt (pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and rosemary are just a few examples of ingredients you may use to put your own spin on the dish.)
- Cornstarch: Coating food in cornstarch before frying gives it a significantly more satisfying crunch.
- Sauces for DippingMake some dipping sauces that are suitable for vegans (such as ketchup, barbecue sauce, or vegan aioli.)
- Cleaning and chopping: To begin, wash and scrub the potatoes. For more flavor and nutrition, eat it with the peel still on. Make consistent matchsticks or wedges out of them. To get a crispier fry, soak the sliced potatoes in cold water for 30 minutes to get rid of extra starch.
- Drain the potatoes after soaking and wipe them dry with a kitchen towel before tossing. Place them in a basin and lightly mix with cornstarch to coat. To get the perfect crunch, you need to do this.
- Now comes the exciting part—seasoning! Toss the potatoes with some oil and seasonings of your choice. Re-toss the potatoes to distribute the seasonings evenly.
- Heat the oil in a deep pan or fryer to around 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Using a slotted spoon, gently place some of the seasoned potatoes into the heated oil. To prevent overcrowding and undercooked spots, fry in small batches.
- Drain after frying until crisp, which should take around 5 to 7 minutes. Take them out with a slotted spoon and set them on a dish covered with paper towels to soak off the oil.
- The finishing touch is a little sprinkling of salt over the fries as soon as they come out of the oil. Assemble your preferred dipping sauces and serve them hot alongside.
- Don’t skip the soaking step; it will help you get the desired crunchiness.
- Try out several seasonings to find your preferred combination.
- Check the oil temperature often; if it drops too low, the fries will become mushy instead of crispy.
The process of making the best possible batch of vegan fries is a wonderful culinary adventure. If you follow these instructions, you’ll be able to make delicious vegan fries that will not only fulfill your hunger but also wow your friends. Prepare to get your hands dirty as we cook some potatoes the vegan way.