|Now you can make Bojangle's Seasoned Fries at Home.|
Who has the best french fries? If you live in the south many people would argue Bojangle's Seasoned Fries with their Cajun spices are number one. I would say they're better than Wendy's, McDonald's or Burger King but then again I love a bit of spice in my life.
Bonjangle's recipe for their seasoning is nothing more than a few common ingredients and spices that you probably have in your cupboard. The official recipe calls for a bit of sugar in the mix, but I leave it out. I'll leave it up to you to make the french fries, but simply toss them in a bowl when you're done and mix in some of this seasoning. You're likely just off as good buying frozen fries just as most fast food restaurants do today. Indeed, most chains use what is known as the Belgian method to fry. It involves par-cooking in a two stage process where you cook the fries till they're almost done, then let them sit out while the starches do their thing. In Bojangle's case (as with most all chains) the par-cooking is done at the distribution factory and the fries come in flash frozen, already pre-cooked in frozen bags. Then they just fry them for a short time before salting them and serving them to you.
How to make Bonjangle's Seasoned French fries:
Get this stuff (ingredients):
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ sugar (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- Pinch of cayenne
- Pinch of pepper
- Pinch of turmeric
Don't forget the oil and French fries or all might be lost!
Then do this (Method):
- Toss the fries into a large bowl and season with the above seasoning, tossing to coat evenly.
Have a potato, and want to double fry some French fries anyways? No problem:
- Using a potato press or knife, create fries from a raw potato.
- Take a sauce-pan of oil (peanut preferably [but any will do]) and pre-heat over high heat (375 F) (it should not reach the point of smoking).
- Drop a large handful of fries into the oil and reduce heat to medium-high.
- Cook time is about 10 minutes, but you will have to find that perfect time. Fries should be soft and only slightly brown.
- Remove from the heat, place in a metal strainer over a bowl, and allow the fries to sit for twenty minutes.
- Turn oil back on, and fry and additional 3-4 minutes.
- Season and enjoy.