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French Fries?

risottoman | Mar 23, 2007 12:04 AM

Has anyone tried making their own fries at home?
I just read that Thomas Keller's Bouchon uses frozen fries, which I can't believe.

I just had them last week (I was up in Napa) and they were amazingly delicious, but I doubt they're frozen. I haven't seen their recipe in their cookbook yet, but Anthony Bourdain's Les Halles Cookbook uses fresh potatoes...I guess it's more about how you cook them (the two step process).

Do you guys know if frozen fries are better or worse than fresh? Also, do you know of any french restaurants that use frozen fries? Also, where are the best fries you've tried in LA?

My answers to those questions: I think frozen fries (if Bouchon indeed does use them) aren't any worse than fresh, and might even be better. I think Cafe Beaujolais in Eagle Rock uses frozen, but they're still great. My favorite fries are at Jax Bar and Grill in Glendale, perfect with a burger and a glass of Stella or red wine. They're light, crispy, and well seasoned.

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