The potatoes will not turn brown after they are cut, so in order to maintain fresher looking and better tasting potatoes, people consider blanching them before serving or freezing.
February 13, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Blanching potatoes has a number of benefits which helps to remove the skin, keeps them fresh and colorful, maintains color, reduces microbes and preserves them for freezing. This means that the potatoes will not turn brown after they are cut. To maintain fresher looking and better tasting potatoes, people consider blanching them before serving or freezing.
The Instructions of Blanching Potatoes for Potato Chips
1.Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil.
When people fill the water, one gallon of water per pound of potatoes is best suitable for people. If people want to improve the flavor of the potatoes, please add the some tablespoons salts. When the water is heating, people should prepare some large bowls of ice water to be used latter.
2.Wash the potatoes.
If people are blanching for peeling, place them beside the pot of boiling water. If people are blanching them for freezing, wait until the water has come to a boil before peeling and cutting them up. When cutting up the potatoes, cut them in to equally sized pieces to ensure that the potatoes are cooked evenly.
3.Place the potatoes into the boiling water.
Don't overfill the ban with potatoes, because it will low the temperature of the water to delay the cooking process. If people need large quantities of potatoes to be blanched, people should better blanch in portions. Set 3-5 minutes in timer for blanch time, as soon as people start to place the potatoes into the boiling water.
4.Remove the potatoes from the boiling water and put them in the bowl of ice water.
This procedure is aimed at stopping the potatoes from cooking further, which can maintain to keep the fresh color. The time spending in boiling water is as same as the ice water.
5.Extract the potatoes from the ice water and place them on a towel or in a colander for drying.
The blanching will be over, when people extract the potatoes from the ice water, and then people can cut potato slices& potato strips for frying the delicious potato chips or French fries.
The Tips and Warnings of Blanching Potatoes
1.The water must reach 180 F so as to ensure the enzyme to be broken down for the purpose of avoiding the potato slices or potato strips to turning drawn.
2.In high altitude, the water boil temperature is lower; the blanching time will take up one minute longer than normal condition.
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