Friday, May 2, 2008
Turkish Fries (Kızarmış Patates)
I do not know a single person who does not like fried potatoes. If you are tired of the commercial french fries that is cooked in God knows what kind of oil, this is an excellent alternative. It is even more delicious. Use either canola or olive oil for frying potatoes as they are known to be the healthiest cooking oils available. As I mentioned before, I cook almost everything with olive oil. For frying, I prefer canola oil. The reason for that is because both canola oil and olive oil contain high amounts of monounsaturated fats which help in reducing the LDL (bad) cholesterol
and increasing the HDL (good) cholesterol.
5 small yellow potatoes
1 cup canola oil
2 tsp salt
Heat the oil in a pan. Peel potatoes completely. Cut lengthwise in half. Slice each half piece diagonally. Add salt to the sliced potatoes and mix so that the salt gets in every single piece of the potatoes. Throw half the potatoes in the oil. Make sure it is hot enough before throwing the potatoes in the pan. Once the color gets golden brown and the potatoes are still soft, turn the potatoes over to the other side. Once both sides are golden brown, remove from oil and place in a drainer that has paper towel in it, so it would absorb all the oil. Add the second batch in the oil and fry until golden brown on both sides. Serve warm.