When you think about potatoes, what comes to mind? It’s probably something crispy, crunchy and delicious. If you go to restaurants, you can almost always find potatoes that have been perfectly cooked and are crispy and wonderful. Some people struggle to make them at home. It’s not that they can’t bake the potatoes; they just fail to make them crispy. There are a few different ways you can make your potatoes crispy. You need to make sure you are following some simple guidelines that can help the potatoes crisp up nicely, and that you have the right recipes.
Crispy potatoes can be served alongside many other foods. Potatoes are so versatile that you can add numerous flavors to them and dress them up however you like. The crispier, the better, and these recipes will show you how they make potatoes that are soft and tender on the inside, but crispy and crunchy on the outside.
1. Pre-Boil Potatoes
One of the easiest ways to get your potatoes to get crispy is to boil them before you fry them. This will make the inside soft, so you can pull them out as soon as they are crisp and brown, and don’t have to worry about burning the outside to get the inside cooked thoroughly. After the potatoes have boiled and are cooked, drain the water and shake them around in the pot. This will cause some of the inside of the potato to poke through.
These little pieces will crisp up when you fry them and give the potatoes a nice texture and flavor. The potatoes will come out perfect, and you will get the crispiness you desire. If you prefer, you can slice the potatoes into wedges or fries before you fry them. This simple step can save you a lot of frying time, and help you get perfectly crispy potatoes.