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How to make the crispiest fried potatoes: you need only one ingredient

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When cooking fried potatoes, it is important to maintain a balance between the crispy outside and the soft center of the vegetable. Only then can you say that the fried potatoes are cooked properly.

How to make the crispiest fried potatoes: you need only one ingredient

But it can be quite difficult to achieve this effect. As a result, the potatoes are either overdried or, on the contrary, more like boiled potatoes, without the crispy crust that is the main highlight of the dish. It turns out that to make perfect fries, you only need to add one ingredient. The Mirror figured out which one, based on the life hack of the famous expert Oli Brandon, which he published on TikTok.

How to make the crispiest fried potatoes: you need only one ingredient

According to the expert, you don't need to change the recipe you're used to cooking fried potatoes. To improve it and make the potatoes crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, you need to add just one ingredient. It's baking soda.

How to make the crispiest fried potatoes: you need only one ingredient

Just one spoonful of this ingredient will work wonders for ordinary potatoes. It should be added to the boiling water in which the potatoes are boiled and then fried until golden brown. This life hack raises the pH level of the boiling water, making the potatoes more suitable for future frying.

How to make the crispiest fried potatoes: you need only one ingredient

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