Every time you try to reheat leftover French fries they turn out soggy and soft, but they don’t have to be.
Unlike most foods, French fries is not a food you’d want to reheat using the microwave oven. While you’re looking for a way to keep them crisp and tasty, they come out soggy and wet.
The key to reheating your leftover French fries is to avoid the microwave – just don’t put them in there, it will ruin them.
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When fries heat up, they create moisture that ruins the crispy exterior and leaves you with something that can easily be molded into a dough.
For crispy, golden brown French fries, follow these simple instructions:
Get a pan large enough to fit all your potato slices on its surface – no layers. Pour in a few tablespoons of frying oil, enough to cover half the strips. When the oil starts to shimmer, carefully place the fries out evenly across the pan. Cook them over medium-high heat for about a minute on each side.
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Once you’re done, remove your fries onto a plate with paper towels to rid them of excess oil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over, and your ready to go, bon appetit!
There you have it, a crispy leftover snack, and you did it in less time than it would take the microwave to completely ruin them for you.