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A question about a recipe: Patricia Wells' Fake Frites

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I have a question about the recipe "Patricia Wells' Fake Frites" from Genius Recipes. Will parchment paper produce dramatically different results?

asked by Randi over 3 years ago

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Monita
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added over 3 years ago

Parchment paper should be fine. Results should be the same

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Holly
added over 3 years ago

I used parchment paper and the fries were not as crispy as I advertised. I want to try with aluminum foil next time to see if it will help the fries to be crispier.

dinner at ten
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added over 3 years ago

The oven temp is above the burning point for paper (which is 451 F), so I wouldn't recommend it. In practice, your parchment probably won't burn all over but you may get a lot of charring and crumbling around the edges and where the paper isn't covered by potatoes, leaving you with lots of burned paper bits to get stuck to the potatoes.

I would instead just lightly oil your plain metal pan. The potatoes will be well oiled and the high heat will sear them, so as long as you wait until that searing happens to flip them, they won't stick.

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Nancy
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added over 3 years ago

There's always the old standby of foil.

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