Pin Reaper: StephMcD
What I Did: I have to admit I was pretty skeptical whether the potatoes would even cook in only 15 minutes let alone what they would taste like! I’m happy to report that they were completely cooked inside and I cut them the same size as the picture from the recipe. I didn’t end up soaking them in water, I can’t see that it would have made any difference. So first off, they look ok. Some were a little goopy where the olive oil settled under the fries but generally, they looked more or less like they should. They even tasted pretty good; I made a little dip with some mayonnaise, some curry powder and a little turmeric. BUT, I could not get past the texture! I did not go over board with the cornstarch and some didn’t even look like they had any cornstarch on them, but the texture was like eating cotton balls stuffed with sweet potatoes.
Next Time I Will: I’m going to try these again but I’m not putting the fries in a plastic bag with the cornstarch. Instead, I’ll put them on a rack and dust them with the cornstarch using a sieve.