Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tony's Favourite French Fries

Anthony Bourdain is an American chef and an executive chef of Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.


Anthony Bourdain famous Recipe


Tony’s Favourite French Fries


“Les Halles Cookbook” is famous for their fries. Executive Chef Carlos Llaguno shows us why. Carlos gives a full tutorial on how to make what Anthony Bourdain calls the “best french fries in the world.” or we can say that Tony’s favourite french fries.



4  potatoes, big, long ones

2 quarts  peanut oil to fill fryer

Table salt to taste



2 large bowls

Deep fryer or heavy bottomed pot


Baking sheet


Total Prep: Serves 4


Step 1  Prep

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Fill a large bowl with ice water. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1/2-inch thick sticks. Put them immediately into the bowl of ice water to keep them from oxidizing. Leave them in the water anywhere from 30 minutes to overnight, then rinse well in cold water to take out a large amount of the starch.





Step 2: Blanch

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In a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil to 280°F and cook the potatoes in batches, about 6 to 8 minutes for each batch, until they are soft and their color has paled from opaque white to a semi translucent white. Do not get impatient and yank them out early. Remove them from the oil with the skimmer or wire basket and spread evenly on the baking sheet. Let them rest at least 15 minutes.





Step 3  Fry

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Bring the oil up to 375°F, no hotter, no cooler. Fry the blanched potatoes in batches for 2 to 3 minutes, each, or until they are crispy and golden brown. Remove from the oil with the skimmer or wire basket, shake off the excess oil.






Step 4 Serve

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Immediately drop the fries into the other large bowl, which has been lined with a clean, dry towel. Add salt to taste and whip out the towel. Toss the fries around in the bowl and serve while still hot and enjoy Tony’s Favourite French Fries.


Anthony Bourdain Chef Biography


Anthony Bourdain is an American chef and an executive chef of Brasserie Les Halles in New York City.He is also a writer of both fiction and non-fiction books. Anthony has his own style of celebrating food, and he loves experimenting with them. Like many other chefs, he did not become one in a snap of a finger. Initially, about 20 years ago, Anthony was a dishwasher then worked his way through preparation for something bigger, following line cook to sous chef before finally becoming a chef.

He has a tremendous passion for food and develops a contagious liking for all kinds of food. He was a veteran of many professional kitchens. Anthony has written many articles and essays which have been sold in various places in the United States and all over which took him to the ladder of fame. He is well-known for his book “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly” in the year 2000. He also wrote articles like “Don’t eat before reading this” where he wrote about the dark side of the culinary world. He hosted a cookery show called “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservation” which was a grand hit in the industry. His blog “Top Chef Season 3” was nominated for a Webby Award for the best blog in 2008.


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Tony's Favourite French Fries