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Subject: New York Fries - Triple Fried French Fries?
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: Colin McGregor 
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 21:07:23 GMT
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The BEST commericaly done french fries I have run across come from a
place called "New York Fries", a Canadian based chain of french fry
places. I gather the "trick" that New York Fries uses is to "triple
fry" their fries.

Now, I have tried double frying french fries (soak the cut fries in
cold water, cook at 320 F, take the fries out, cooling and then frying
a second time at 375 F). This results in a VERY good french fry
(better than any of the "burger" joints), but not quite as good as a
New York Fries french fry.

Does anyonce know the fry times/temperatures and/or any other tricks
that "New York Fries" uses to get their (excellent) taste?

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From: Nala 
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:18:35 -0600
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I too love New York Fries - I've been having their poutine almost everyday
this week!  Anyway, since I'm a regular customer and all, I asked them
whether they triple fry - the lady showed me the sack of potatoes they had
that were getting ready to be cooked.  They were absolutely fresh, raw, etc.
Yummy with malt vinegar =)

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From: Ruddell 
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 23:39:11 GMT
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Nala wrote:
> I too love New York Fries - I've been having their poutine almost everyday
> this week! 

Not trying to be a pary pooper, but I cannot stand NYF and especially
their poutine.   There's a few places around town here that make it
pretty good (well, better than KFC as well) but there's just something
about NYF that I just cannot stand.  

Dennis

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From: Alan Zelt 
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 00:25:18 GMT
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Why go to the trouble of triple frying them to be very crispy, and then 
covering them with sauce and cheese?

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From: Ruddell 
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 03:04:57 GMT
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Alan Zelt wrote:
> Why go to the trouble of triple frying them to be very crispy, and then
> covering them with sauce and cheese?

I didn't realize that they were triple fried until this thread, but
whatever that process does, I don't like it ;-)

Dennis

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From: Colin McGregor 
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 14:00:51 GMT
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Ruddell wrote:
>I didn't realize that they were triple fried until this thread, but
>whatever that process does, I don't like it ;-)

Well, some people like McDonalds or Burger King Fries, but then some
people like being hit with whips and chains, so there is no accounting
for taste.

Seriously, the people at most of the burger joints seem to have
forgotten that french fries should taste like they were made from
potatos. The only burger chain that seems to understand that
(more-or-less) is Harvey's. Granted Harvey's (unlike New York Fries)
doesn't do a great french fry, but at least they are a long way ahead
of the other burger places.

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From: Ruddell 
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 17:18:33 GMT
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colinmc@idirect.com says...
> Seriously, the people at most of the burger joints seem to have
> forgotten that french fries should taste like they were made from
> potatos. 

Yes, that seems to be the norm doesn't it.  Around here a lot of the pubs 
make great fries, but most resturants seem to have gone the route of the 
fast food outlets.

We go to England once every year or so, and I do like the way they make 
'chips' (they still call them that)...

Dennis

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Subject: Re: New York Fries - Triple Fried French Fries? Poutine
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: taz98273[at]webtv.net (Judy)
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 18:14:00 -0700 (PDT)
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Nala wrote: 
I too love New York Fries - I've been having their poutine almost
everyday this week!

Poutine has been something i've been meaning to try when we go day
tripping  up to Abbotsford B.C., yet haven't indulged thus far.   The
A&W had it on the menu, but we had already had our lunch, and were just
there to buy a A & W Bear.

  I've toyed with the idea of simply  making it at home, just not sure
whether i'd be able to find any "cheese curds" at the grocery store.
I've been thinking that this is somehow different than just using
crumbled cheese. 

If it is, in fact a different item, what would be an acceptable, close
substitute? thanks :o) judy       


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