Originally Posted by KJT
They were not soggy in the slightest. The picture was taken right after they were pulled from the oil, so maybe the oil on the surface is what is reflecting the flash. Several people tried them and thought they were good. Overcooked yes, but that was my fault, not the method. There's really not any reason for me to push this method of cooking fries. I posted it on another site and ended up defending it there as well. I've only done it once because I thought it looked interesting and was not a difficult thing to do. It turned out well, despite my overcooking them, and was easy. It takes 30 minutes, a potato and 1.5 cups of veg oil. Give it a shot.
I have no dog in this fight, it is just what I read on cookingissues.com and, I believe, in Modernist Cuisine.
Originally Posted by impolyt_one
which method did you use? conventional?
Yeah. 160c and then 180c. I didn't soak the fries after I cut them, though. I just cut them quickly while I was heating the oil. Not for any reason other than I don't like drying things and I don't like over bubbling oil.