Yossarian wrote:Fries are simple. Don't buy frozen and cut your own.
They are not that simple. That is the problem, many people think like you just stated, buy a potato, cut it into fries, throw those into the fryer for X minutes, done.
That is not how you cook a proper fry to get the crispy outside and the properly cooked interior. Many top chefs have actually devised a lot of methods to get fries cook properly, soaking the cut fries in icewater for a time, triple frying them, attempting to pre "dry" the fries prior to cooking to a degree, using various types of oils and oil temperatures.
The problem with fries is exactly what you just did there, people think they are simple, they are not. They are closer to the cooking equivalent of a poached egg, if a chef can actually make a proper one then they actually kinda know what they are doing.