Frozen crispy fries

The benefits of frozen crispy fries explained

Lutosa stands out as an expert in producing frozen crispy fries for both wholesale and foodservice sectors. Renowned for superior quality, uniformity, and diverse service options, our products are most notably distinguished by their exceptional crispiness. The X-Tra Crispy and Crispy Flavoured ranges exemplify this, offering an additional level of crunchiness sought after by chefs and restaurateurs. What sets Lutosa’s frozen crispy fries apart as outstanding potato chips? Let’s delve into the details.

What are frozen crispy fries?

Producing crispy chips from scratch can be time-consuming and requires significant expertise from kitchen staff. In contrast, semi-prepared chips that are part-fried and then frozen offer a convenient solution, especially for junior kitchen staff. 

At Lutosa, our frozen crispy fries are coated with starch, tailored for different chip sizes and styles. These coatings crisp up during the part-cooking process, ensuring that the outer layer remains intact when frozen. 

As a result, cooking our coated fries yields a consistently crunchy surface on each chip, making it easy to achieve crispy fries every time.

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Did you know that?

All Lutosa coating - whether flavoured or not - are gluen-free, i.e. they do not contain wheat or derivatives of wheat. This makes them well-suited for people who suffer from celiac disease and for those who prefer to stick to a gluten-free diet.


Are Frozen Crispy Fries the Same as French Fries?

French fries are often favored for their additional crispiness compared to British-style potato chips.

Many chips served today lack the desired crispness, but Lutosa’s range of frozen crispy fries offers a solution. Available in various shapes and sizes, from skinny-style to British pub-style chunky chips, crinkle-cut, and Belgian hand-cut, our products all feature a similar coating for that satisfying crunch reminiscent of traditional French fries.

Whether you’re serving as French fries or any other type of chips, you can rely on Lutosa’s frozen crispy fries to deliver the perfect texture every time.

Will frozen crispy fries get crispier in the oven?

Some professional kitchens opt to use oven heat as a finishing step for fries prepared in the fryer, but this can be inefficient. At Lutosa, many of our frozen crispy fries can be cooked in air fryers or ovens, as well as commercial fryers. While most of our chips crisp up perfectly in fryers without additional steps, our Coated 3-Way-Cook range offers classic and thick-cut fries with coatings for a deliciously crispy outer layer. These fries can be prepared as desired, including oven baking, providing complete flexibility in any kitchen setup.

Why are some frozen crispy fries not as crispy as they should be?

With over 40 years of experience in producing professional chips for the catering and wholesale markets, we understand the factors that can affect the crispiness of fries. Cooking time is crucial, and our catering packs come with clear instructions for cooking from frozen or chilled. Additionally, the starchiness of the outer coating sets our chips apart, as we use a blend of potato starch, tapioca starch, and rice flour for our vegetarian-friendly coatings. Once pre-cooked and defatted, our frozen crispy fries are ready to go and consistently crisp up evenly, ensuring customer satisfaction in all environments. The crispy outer layer also helps the chips retain warmth for a longer period, making them ideal for home delivery service food outlets. Don’t settle for inferior potato chips when our crispy frozen fries offer both convenience and customer satisfaction.
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Why Should Wholesalers Stock Gluten-Free Frozen Crispy Fries?

With a vast network of distributors and wholesale partners worldwide, Lutosa, based in Belgium, offers reliable delivery schedules to all partners in Western Europe, including wholesalers in the UK. Our frozen chips are known for their exceptional quality and extra crispiness, making them a preferred choice among professional catering customers. Our range of frozen crispy fries includes our Crispy Salted collection, ensuring we have products with crunch to meet every customer request.

Can you refrigerate frozen crispy fries?

Yes, you can keep our frozen crispy fries in the chiller cabinet if you prefer. While our frozen products are primarily intended to be cooked from frozen, some catering businesses, such as hotels, restaurants, and pubs, may opt to defrost their chips before service. This can speed up the cooking time, ideal for fast-service food outlets. Although storing the chips in the chiller cabinet shortens their shelf life compared to when they’re frozen, they typically remain in good condition for several days. As such, our frozen crispy fries offer flexibility for various kitchen operations.
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What makes Lutosa’s frozen crispy fries so remarkable?

Our frozen crispy fries are suitable for both vegans and vegetarians, as we do not use any animal products in our coatings. Additionally, our coatings are free from wheat or cereal flour, making them safe for individuals with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance. Across our range, we offer various sizes and styles to accommodate different menus, including coated steak fries, extra-thick fries, and thin-cut fries. We also provide options with or without the skin, such as classic cut, Belgian-style, and skinny fries. With such a wide selection available, our crispy fries stand out for the exceptional variety they offer.

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