Fries From Soggy to Crispy With Just Vinegar

Who doesn’t love fries? They’re the ultimate tasty treat—simple to prepare, versatile as a side dish or standalone meal, and oh-so-satisfying. But what truly sets apart a good French fry is its crispiness. The perfect fry strikes a delicate balance between creamy mashed potatoes on the inside and a delightfully crispy exterior.

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We can all agree that achieving that ideal crispness can be a bit tricky. We’ve all had our fair share of disappointingly soggy fries. But fear not! Today, we’re here to share with you a recipe that guarantees the crispiest fries you’ve ever tasted. It’s an easy method with a game-changing secret ingredient.

I-How to make the crispiest fries:

1- Fries Ingredients:

– 1kg of Potatoes.

– 1 cup of Sunflower oil.

– 1 cup of Cold water.

– 2 tbsp of White vinegar.

2- Preparation :

– Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1cm thick sticks (you can leave the skin on, but ensure they’re thoroughly washed).

– Place the potato sticks in a large container and cover them with water.

– Add two tablespoons of vinegar and give it a gentle mix.

– Let the potatoes soak in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes (an hour if possible).

– Remove the potatoes from the water and pat them dry (you can use a cloth or towels).

– Heat the oil in a pot or frying pan.

– Fry the potatoes in batches until they turn golden and crispy.

– Enjoy the crispiest potatoes you’ve ever savored!


See how simple it is? By soaking the potatoes in vinegar-infused water, you’ll achieve fries that are unparalleled in their crispiness. Once you taste them, you’ll never settle for anything less.

II- Sauce to Go with the Crispy Potatoes
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No plate of fries is complete without a delectable sauce to dip them in. Forget store-bought options—here’s a DIY ketchup recipe that’s easy to prepare and far more flavorful.

1- Ingredients:

– 1kg of Tomatoes (crushed or fresh).

– 1 Onion.

– 1 Garlic clove.

– 2 tbsp of Honey.

– 1 tsp of Ginger powder.

– 1 tsp of Ground cloves.

– 2 tsp of Ground cinnamon.

– 1 tbsp of White vinegar.

– 2 tbsp of Brown sugar.

– Salt and black pepper to taste.

2- Sauce Preparation :

– Finely chop the onion.

– Cube the tomatoes (if using fresh ones).

– Chop the garlic.

– Blend all the ingredients until well combined.

– Pour the tomato mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat.

– Once it starts to bubble, add the remaining ingredients.

– Continue cooking until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly.

– Voila! Delicious homemade ketchup is ready!


This recipe yields enough ketchup to fill sterilized glass jars for future use. To sterilize the jars, boil them (with lids on) for 10 minutes and then spray the insides with alcohol. Once filled, store the jars in the refrigerator to keep the ketchup fresh.

Now you have it—all the secrets to the crispiest fries and a mouthwatering homemade ketchup to accompany them. Give this recipe a try, and let us know how it turns out for you!

Remember, the best part about DIY is the satisfaction of creating something extraordinary right in your own kitchen. Enjoy your homemade fries and flavorful ketchup. Happy cooking!

Published by
Stacey Smith