Freezing homemade french fries

French fries, whether made with russet or sweet potatoes, go well with burgers, sandwiches, and steaks. Who doesn't like poutine just by itself? 

Several processes are needed to freeze fries. First, buy the freshest potatoes from your grocery store or farmers' market and store them in a cold, dark spot to prevent greening or degradation until usage. Just slice, blanch, and freeze.

Blanching veggies before freezing is common. Several reasons make it crucial for potatoes. Because of their high moisture content, unblanched potatoes can turn soggy and gritty after freezing. Raw frozen potatoes can become black when thawed.

Fill a big dish with water and ice to make an ice bath for blanching potatoes. Boil water in a pot. Keeping the ice bath near the water makes it easy to transfer partially cooked potatoes.

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While the water is coming to a boil, slice potatoes to the size and shape you prefer for your fries. Peeling before slicing is optional. When the water is ready, drop the potatoes into the pot and cook for just a couple of minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the potatoes from the boiling water to the ice bath. 

French fries should be flash-frozen before storage to avoid freezing together. Line a baking sheet with parchment or silicone for this step. After removing the potatoes from the ice bath, dry them with a dish towel or paper towels. 

Just toss the French bread pieces with the sauce once it's made, and bake.