Revive Soggy French Fries: Tips to Make Them Crunchy Again!
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There’s hardly anyone who doesn’t like to indulge in some crispy, salted French fries. Made with potatoes—a veggie that is cheap, easy to grow, and indeed very filling—French fries are a rage across the world.

They are a popular restaurant order-in that can accompany everything from burgers to pasta at restaurants. Fresh, hot, and crispy fries have a charm of their own, and you may find your hands reaching out for them without any motivation. However, once the fries cool down and become soggy, they lose their unique selling point: the satisfying crunch.

When we order French fries for takeout or delivery, they often arrive soggy. Reheating them in the microwave or on the stove doesn't usually restore their crunch. If you've experienced this problem, don't worry! We have some tips and tricks to help your leftover fries regain their crispiness and flavour in just a few minutes.

If you are using the stovetop:

1. Place a large skillet with a heavy bottom over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of cooking oil for every large portion of fries. You can use a high smoke-point oil like canola or grape seed oil.

2. Once the oil is hot, add the fries in a single layer and cook for about a minute.

3. Now, with the help of a spatula, flip the fries over. Cook for 30 seconds or more. Once done, sprinkle a pinch of salt. Turn down the heat and serve while hot.

If you are using the oven: 

1. Cooking the fries in an oven may just be the perfect way to revive the lost crispiness of your fries. First, pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F. 

2. Cover an oven-safe rectangular metal tray with aluminium foil. This will ensure your fries don't stick to the sheet, and it will be easier to clean up the tray later. 

3. Now, place the fries on the baking sheet, making sure that none of them overlap with each other. If you want, you can add a bit of extra salt or some other seasonings to your fries for flavour. 

5. Once the oven is done preheating, place the baking sheet with the fries inside. Cook for 2–3 minutes. Open the oven and flip the fries from time to time. 

7. Once they are golden brown and crisp, take them out and let them cool down for a minute, then serve hot.