French Fries 101

Emily Farris
Emily Farris
April 5, 2022
Wanting restaurant-style fries but don’t want to venture out of the house? Look no further than this combi oven french fry recipe. The reason restaurant fries are so good is because they go through a two-step process — par-boiling to soften the potatoes followed by a dip in the fryer for crisping. It’s easy to replicate this method at home with the Anova Precision Oven by first cooking raw potatoes at a low heat with full steam, then switching to the air fryer mode. These fries remind me of perfect Belgian frites, which are best when dipped in mayonnaise, but they’re fabulous with ketchup, too. For seasoned fries, add ¼ teaspoon each of cayenne pepper and sugar in step 5. 
Serves
2
Prep Time
00:15
Cook Time
00:50
French Fries 101
3.74 (15)
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Ingredients
2 medium
russet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
2 tsp
extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp
fine salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Nonstick oil spray
Steps

1. Preheat the Oven and Prepare Pan

Rack
Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 175°F
Heat: Rear

2. Arrange for First Cook

Place the potatoes in an even layer on the prepared pan.
Arrange for First Cook

3. Cook

Rack
Transfer to the oven and cook until the potatoes are cooked through but still firm, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: 100%
Temp: 175°F
Heat: Rear
00:30 Timer

4. Adjust for High Heat Cook

Rack
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 450°F
Heat: Top, Rear

5. Season

Carefully transfer the fries to a large bowl. Add the oil and salt, and season with pepper to taste. Toss carefully with your hands or tongs until the fries are well coated in the seasonings (see note).
Season

6. Arrange for Second Cook

Replace the foil on the sheet pan with a clean piece. (Fresh foil is important because the first cook released sticky starches, so don’t skip this part!) Spray with the oil spray. Place the fries on the pan in a single layer.
Arrange for Second Cook

7. Second Cook

Rack
Return the pan to the oven and cook until crisp and browned, 15 to 20 minutes.
Sous Vide Mode: Off
Steam: Off
Temp: 450°F
Heat: Rear, Top
00:20 Timer

8. Serve

Carefully remove the pan from the oven, transfer the fries to a plate or bowl, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Serve
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