CRISPY VINEGAR FRIES
Crispy vinegar fries are a delicious variation of traditional french fries that are seasoned with vinegar and cooked until they are crispy and golden brown. They offer a tangy and savory twist to the classic side dish.
4 large potatoes (russet or Yukon Gold)
1/4 cup white vinegar
4 cups water
1/2 cup cornstarch
Salt and pepper (to taste)
Vegetable oil (for frying)
Peel the potatoes and cut them into fries of your desired thickness. Rinse the fries under cold water to remove excess starch.
In a large pot, bring 4 cups of water to a boil and add 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Add the cut potatoes to the boiling water and let them blanch for about 5 minutes.
While the fries are blanching, preheat a deep fryer or a large pot with vegetable oil to around 350°F (175°C).
After blanching, carefully remove the fries from the pot using a slotted spoon or spider strainer and transfer them to a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Pat them dry gently to remove excess moisture.
In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup of cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Toss the blanched fries in the cornstarch mixture until they are evenly coated.
Once the oil is heated, fry the coated fries in small batches for about 3-4 minutes or until they turn golden brown and crispy.
Once fried, transfer the fries to a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil. Sprinkle them with a pinch of salt while they are still hot.
Serve the crispy vinegar fries immediately with your favorite dipping sauce or condiments.
Feel free to adjust the measurements according to your taste preferences, and enjoy your crispy vinegar fries!