MD - We literally spent an additional $3000 for a separate fryer dedicated just for our chicken wings back in the day. Do most places do that today? Probably not unless they specialize in wings. The meat juices from the fresh wings breakdown that oil real fast. Oil is expensive; Even more so thanks to the ethanol stuff.
You might want to change that oil for your fries..Maybe you were planning on doing that anyway. Try peanut oil for the Nathan's fries. It is the best cooking oil!
Thanks JohnA...for the heads up! I'm at Publix tommorrow for those babies and a quart of peanut oil. I'll try the onion rings, too and fry them both. I am really happy to hear they are so good! I do not like oven baked fries albeit they are much healthier for you..I'll let the next generation worry about that.
Do they tell you what type of potato they are using? I believe one of the reasons people are fans of these potatoes goes directly opposite of what a french fry is commonly anticipated to be..crispy and dry inside.
Nathan's uses a high moisture potato rather than russets like Simplot or Ore-I Da uses. A Nathan's french fry, out at Coney Island and at their mall locations will actually bend when you pick them up in your hand; they are not crispy.
I am fairly certain they are using a Maine potato. Or some other type of Eastern potato from a state such as Michigan. The big plus is their taste and the fact that at least they use to fry them in peanut oil. I have to look at that ingredient list on the bag. Maybe they are now using corn oil? Special recipe? It's the kind of potato and the oil they are using...There's nothing else really.
John A - Cooking them longer "might" give you a bit more crispy texture, but the beauty of their fries are in the taste far more than in the texture. If you have never had their fries before, then you would not know this. No, they are not your traditional fry and they are never going to have that traditional fry texture.
Steak looks good..Which do you like better..Rib Eye or NY Strip?
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