A mad scientist/food hacker reverse-engineered the secret to McDonald’s french fries, and posted the technique online. The best news? The secret isn’t beef tallow, or even any animal ingredients at all. All you need are russet potatoes, distilled white vinegar, Kosher salt, and peanut oil, along with the patience to blanche, freeze, double fry, and monitor the exact temperature every step of the way.
Even if McDonald’s thin fries aren’t your idea of french fry perfection, his journey of discovering the perfect balance of pectins, starch, and simple sugars is fascinating to read. Who knew the mighty potato was so complex?
∞ posted at 08:14 by stevesimitzis