Reheat Leftover French Fries By Sauteing Them

Reheat Leftover French Fries By Sauteing Them
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French fries are a terrible thing to waste, but leftover fries typically aren’t very good. When you try to nuke them, they usually come out soggy or stale. To restore fries to their original glory, try sautéing them instead.

Picture: Hungry Dudes

One Good Thing recommends adding a thin layer of cooking oil to a skillet and heating it over medium high heat. Once it’s hot, toss in your fries in an even layer. Cook each side until fries are a crispy, golden brown. Blot excess oil with a paper towel, add some seasoning and get ready to stuff your face with fries.

As an alternative, you could also grill leftover fries in an oven. I haven’t tried that method, but this one worked well for fries I reheated over the weekend. They were perfectly crispy and delicious.

If you want more detail on the sautéing method, head over to the original post at the link below.

The Best Way to Reheat Leftover French Fries [One Good Thing by Jillee]


    • Well, to be more correct…

      “Fries” or “French Fries” are typically the thinner style chip that McDonalds and Hungry Jack’s sell. The fatter style are typically “chips”, although it’s creeping more into the Australian vernacular of calling these chips “Fries” as well.

      The image used in this story though shows what are most definitely Chips, not Fries or French Fries.

      The Australian language to be honest is the only English dialect I’m aware of that makes no distinction between hot chips and packet chips. Americans tend to call all hot chips “fries” and the British tend to call all packet chips “crisps”. But Australians use the word “chips” for both and the only way you know which one we are talking about is usually the context.

  • Not trying to be clever, just genuinely wondering: what’s the difference between sauteing and frying? The description sounds like frying to me….

    • I could be entirely wrong, but I always assumed the difference was in the amount of oil used. Sauteing is just a small amount of oil, spread evenly on the pan whereas you typically submerge the food in oil while frying.

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