Authentic homemade Dutch fries
Authentic homemade Dutch fries is hard to find in the world. Every country in the world have fries and everyone are calling them French fries. French fries are small and long fries called Julliene style. The origin of this snack is in the Benelux. Both countries like Belgium and The Netherlands have fries. Who was first? That is still a debate between both countries. The first fries came around 1680 and Belgium existed since 1830. We have the answer here! Fries in Belgium are bigger and called Flemish fries. They come in big point bags and the Dutch are more regular size. the difference is, they both are great! Only the Dutch bake them in soy oil or sunflower oil. As a Dutchie, these Flemish fries taste a little weird to me. That’s because they fry them in another type of fat.
The real fries secret
Online you see many videos and recipes about how to make French fries! What you see is, peeled potatoes, cut them in fries size and deepfry! This looks very simple, but this is not how you make fries! First of all, you cannot use every potatoe for this recipe. For Authentic homemade Dutch fries or any other fries, you need potatoes with alot of starch! Check online which potatoe in your country has alot of starch. When you peel and cut them in fries, you are not ready to deepfry!
Say goodbye to potatoe starch!
Unfortunately your fries are not ready to deepfry. Use a bucket with cold water and put all your fries in there for atleast 6 hours! What I do is, peel in the evening, store my fries in a bucket full with water and put them outside until next day! The starch is gone! There might be some questions now why not using potatoes with less starch? Well you can’t because these type of potatoes are not floury inside! Real fries should be crispy outside and floury inside! When you have the best type of potatoe, you will taste the difference. The only thing what you have to do is, dry your fries with kitchen towel and deepfry every batch two times! See our recipe for how to make Authentic homemade Dutch fries!
Dutch or Belgian fries always come with condiments. the most common is fries sauce ( Mayonnaise). This type of mayonnaise is different than regular mayonnaise. It is creamier and has less fat. There are so many combinations with fries sauce, ketchup, onions, curry and satay sauce. There is too many to mention them all. If you have questions about authentic homemade dutch fries. please drop a comment. Enjoy frying Dutch fries!