French fries are downright delicious, and most people (including me) would think nothing of eating a deliciously crispy and hot fry. However, these white sticks of perfection don’t come cheap. A fast-food meal with fries can easily cost $8, and a regular order of fries can easily cost $5. If you don’t want to pay over $10 for your fries, you have options to get them reheated without ruining the taste. Here are some tips on reheating French fries.
- Reheat the Fries in Oven
If you want to eat fries and fries alone, or you just want the crispiest fries possible, the oven is the way to go. The oven fry method is the only fry method that produces chips that are equally crispy on all sides. The key to getting crispy oven fries is choosing the right oven temperature. A hot oven is a key to getting crispy fries, but using the wrong oven temperature will ruin them. The oven temperature is critical. A hot oven of 425oF for a standard oven or 400oF for convection will produce the best results.
- Reheat it on the air fryer
Ah, the air fryer. It’s not only popular for frying your leftover fries—but it’s also your best friend for crisping up your fries! Whether you’re cooking up a batch of sweet potato fries or plain old ol’ French fries, the Air Fryer makes it easier (and tastier) to get the crispiest fries possible with only a tiny pinch of oil.
- Reheat it on the pan
Cooking fires can be a challenge. You want them crisp on the outside but not too crispy on the inside, and you don’t want them to become oily and soggy. Fortunately, many chefs and home cooks have figured out how to cook the perfect batch of crispy fries. The trick is to use the right equipment, and that starts with using a large, heavy-bottom pan.
In pursuit of the perfect fry, fries lovers will go to great lengths to find the perfect fry, trying various oils and seasonings and getting creative in the kitchen. But few will bother reheating those fries for the next day. French fries are a favorite among many people, and while many enjoy eating them fresh, there is a growing trend of taking the fries “cooked” and “reheating” them. While the “fried” in “fried potatoes” implies a cooked product, potatoes are a vegetable and, as such, don’t need to undergo the cooking process. So, where does the “fried” come from? It’s caused by the oil that fries the potatoes. Most people don’t question where their food comes from, but they may want to now, thanks to studies that show microwaved potatoes are less nutritious than fries that are fried. So, if you want to enjoy fries like these, keep them as is, or only reheat them.