Nigella reveals hack for perfect fries

Let’s face it, with all the negative news doing the rounds recently, more of us are seeking comfort in the kitchen. And what’s more comforting than a bowl of salty fries and a dollop of good quality ketchup. TV chef Nigella Lawson, known for her indulgent approach to quality comfort food, has revealed a cooking hack for the perfect fries.
The strange approach to cooking fries involves putting the cut potatoes into COLD oil! The chef posted on her blog to reveal the unusual hack. Nigella puts the chipped potatoes into a pan of cold oil before heating it up and cooking the fries. She writes: “It sounds crazy, but it works.”
The star says that rather than getting greasy chips, you actually cook wonderful “oil-free fries”. Her ingredients include potatoes, vegetable oil, garlic, fresh herbs and sea salt.
There were plenty of compliments for Nigella’s fries recipe on Instagram, with fellow chef Sabrina Ghayour telling her: “Ohhhhhh THE BEST.”
One fan wrote: “I’ve made these a few months ago, and I was shocked by how simple and good they are! They became my favourite fries!” Another said: “They were a revelation for me. I have been making them at least once a month since I first tried.”
Nigella fans will be delighted that her new cooking show airs in October on BBC2. The six-part series will focus on Nigella’s favourite comfort food, hero ingredients and “the rhythms and rituals of her kitchen”, as well as delving into where she gets her inspiration for her recipes, from vintage cookbooks to social media.
Explaining the meaning behind the new show’s title, Nigella said: “More than just a mantra, cook, eat, repeat is the story of my life”.
To see Nigella’s full recipe for ‘Tuscan Fries’ featuring her unusual but effective cold oil tip, go to her blog post at: