The secret to renewing old fries

French fries are a worldwide favorite, but the longer you leave them without cooking or reheating them correctly the less flavorful they become. Here we will show how to refresh your old crop of French fry with even more deliciousness!


1. Do not use the microwave to heat the fries

Due to uneven heating, the fries that are reheated in the microwave are often wet, soft, and sometimes burnt at both ends. Therefore, do not reheat French fries in the microwave.

2. The best way is to reheat on the pan

For reheated fries to taste as good as new, it’s best to reheat them in a frying pan, similar to pizza. Put the pan on medium heat, wait until the pan is really hot, then spread the potatoes evenly over the pan to make sure the potatoes are crispy.

Drizzle some oil on the pan to make the potatoes more crispy

French fries are usually oiled, so there’s no need to add oil when frying. But if you want the potatoes to be crispy and to increase the flavor, you can drizzle a little oil in the pan before frying again. The best is to use butter to fry the potatoes, but you can also use soybean oil, peanut oil, or sesame oil to re-fry the potatoes.

Constantly turning and flipping the potatoes

When frying, spread the potatoes evenly in a single layer, not overlapping each other to increase the crispness. You need to watch the frying pan to flip and turn the potatoes when required, helping to keep the fries hot and crispy on all sides. After frying, place the potatoes on absorbent paper to absorb excess fat and sprinkle with salt, pepper, or a little cheese to enhance the flavor.

3. Using the oven is both delicious and compact

It’s also the perfect tool for reheating old fries and is a bit neater than using a frying pan. The two prerequisites for delicious potatoes are a suitable baking tray and preheating the oven before baking. The temperature for reheating potatoes usually ranges from 200 to 230 degrees Celsius.

Spread the potatoes evenly on the baking tray so that the potatoes are crispy

First, line a baking tray with foil, or apply butter or oil to prevent the potatoes from sticking. Place the baking tray in the oven and then preheat the oven, when the tray is hot, spread a thin layer of fries on the tray.

Reheating fries in the oven is both delicious and simple

Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for a few minutes to 10 minutes depending on the number of potatoes. After the potatoes are hot and crispy, put them on a paper towel to absorb oil, add the desired seasoning and you can use it right away.

4. How often should it be reheated?

Fries from fast food restaurants usually don’t taste good when reheated, unless you reheat them during the day. Homemade fries are still delicious when reheated within 1 to 2 days.

We hope the article has provided you with some useful tips when you need to re-fry old fries. Please share your opinion in the comment section of us.