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Sep 4, 2012 08:02 PM

Slow-fried french fries

Bon Appetit has a recipe they say Robuchon swears by: slow-fried french fries. You put the potatoes in the pot, pour oil over, cook for 40-45 minutes on medium, then about 15 minutes on medium-high. Has anyone tried this? It sounds very, very easy and worthwhile, if it's as good as Adam Rapoport says.

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  1. I saw that too!! I would also love to know if this works, will eventually try it myself, just been a bit too busy to do so at the moment.

      1. re: LuluTheMagnificent

        That's like the hotdog recipe that came with my slow cooker. Seriously, who would want to wait 2-3 hours for a hotdog?

      2. Check out these earlier threads with user reviews of Robuchon's method:

        Fries - Robuchon method

        Cook's Illustrated "Cold Oil" French Fries

          1. re: MGZ

            To be fair, they are offering their own take on the recipe, with longer, slower cooking. The CI recipe calls for a rolling boil within the first 5 minutes, and then constant high heat for 20-25 additional minutes. The BA recipe takes twice as long, which kind of undermines some of the advantages of the cold-oil method (it's supposed to be faster and use less energy). But if someone tries it their way, I'd be interested to hear about the results.

          2. I've tried starting them in cold oil...turn the burner on high....remove when brown method...It works for maybe a slightly crispier fry, but in my experience not much....An hour? At any level of heat.......No thanks!