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janbb's avatar

What's the best way to reheat French fries?

Asked by janbb (59209points) June 7th, 2020

I never had this problem before but I got a huge helping of FFs last night and for once, couldn’t eat them all. I’ve always been leery of reheating FFs for taste reasons, but I’d like to try with these.


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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Air fryer, hot oven on racks (used for cooling cookies) in a cookie sheet or frying pan with a lid !
Frying pan you may have stir and turn them over, best is air fryer

janbb's avatar

Don’t have an air fryer but can try one of the other methods.

If you do a frying pan with a lid, do you put any oil in it?

Tropical_Willie's avatar

No oil but second choice of hot oven and wire rack has been use by me for same reason half gallon of fries or onion rings !

canidmajor's avatar

I tend not to reheat them as fries, I cut them up and sauté them lightly with some onion and/or garlic, then Put a fried egg on top.

elbanditoroso's avatar

I have never successfully (and taste-fully) been able to reheat them. They just don’t get the crispness back.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I agree with the hot oven method (400 degree) with the fries loosely distributed on a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven.

JLeslie's avatar

They won’t be great reheated, but I put them in a toaster oven usually.

If you cover them up in cheese and bacon pieces like a potato skin it will taste better, I do that for my husband sometimes.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I think the mistake people make in trying to reheat french fries is in thinking you can throw them in a cold oven and turn the oven on.

janbb's avatar

Update: I did them in the oven at 400 and they came out pretty well.

stanleybmanly's avatar

It puzzles me that people who would never attempt to crisp potato chips or slices by starting them in a pot of cold oil would fail to understand that the remedy must be high heat for a short period.

canidmajor's avatar

Glad they turned out OK, @janbb!

mazingerz88's avatar

Toaster oven

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