18 Cooking Hacks That'll Make You Say, "How Come Nobody Told Me This Earlier?"

18 Cooking Hacks That'll Make You Say, "How Come Nobody Told Me This Earlier?"

16. For the crispiest fried or roasted potatoes, dip them in ice water first.

"It’s a well-known trick to soak fries in ice water to make them crispy, but standard practice is to soak them for a few hours. Whenever I’m cutting potatoes for frying or roasting in oil, I throw them in a bowl of ice water as I go. When I’m done, I swirl them to wash off excess starch, then drain, then pat dry. They don’t soak for more than a few minutes, but even this short period is long enough to make them really crispy and significantly reduce how much they stick."

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