Frozen fries extra crisp

Your guide to frozen fries extra crisp production methods

Achieving that perfect crunch in frozen fries is a priority for both chefs and consumers. At Lutosa, we understand the appeal of extra crispy fries and the importance of their production methods. From uniform cutting to pre-cooking to remove excess moisture, each step is carefully executed to enhance texture and flavor. 

Coatings are applied to retain moisture and amplify crispiness during frying, while high-temperature frying ensures a golden brown exterior and fluffy interior. Rigorous quality control measures are in place to maintain consistency and meet the desired standards of crispiness. Extra crispy frozen fries not only elevate the dining experience with their satisfying crunch and visual appeal but also ensure customer satisfaction and repeat business in restaurants, fast-food outlets, and home kitchens alike.

What are frozen fries extra crisp made from?

At Lutosa, our commitment to creating extra crispy frozen fries starts with premium-quality potatoes and specialized starches.

For our renowned X-Tra Crispy range and other products, the secret to their crispiness lies in the unique coating applied to each chip. We blend modified potato starch with rice flour and tapioca starches, carefully adjusting the proportions for different product lines. This precise combination ensures that when fried, the chips achieve an even golden crispiness on the outside while maintaining a fluffy interior, delivering a delightful texture with every bite.

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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.


Why are frozen fries extra crisp considered so tasty?

Frozen fries extra crisp are beloved for more than just their flavor—they offer a unique texture that elevates the overall dining experience. Unlike other potato dishes, such as mashed potatoes or roast potatoes, chips are expected to deliver a satisfying crunch on the outside while remaining soft and fluffy on the inside. This textural contrast enhances the perception of flavor, making the chips more enjoyable to eat. The crispy exterior of these fries provides a delightful mouthfeel that many consumers prefer, contributing to their reputation as a tasty choice for any meal.

What gives some frozen fries extra crisp and crunch?

The exceptional crunch found in our frozen fries extra crisp is the result of two key factors. Firstly, our chips are coated with a special blend of starchy ingredients after being cut, forming a layer that crisps up quickly when fried. This outer coating provides the initial crunch that consumers love. Secondly, our chips undergo a partial frying process before freezing. This pre-frying step ensures that the coating remains intact during storage, allowing for an evenly crispy texture to develop when the chips are eventually cooked. Not only does this process enhance the crunchiness of our fries, but it also reduces preparation time in professional kitchens, making them a convenient choice for busy chefs.

How are frozen fries with extra crisp supplied?

After undergoing the pre-frying process, our frozen fries with extra crisp are defatted to remove excess oil. They are then carefully packed into catering-sized packages of various sizes before being frozen. These packages are distributed to our network of wholesale partners and cold storage distribution hubs. Additionally, we offer direct supply to professional catering companies and restaurant chains, provided they meet our minimum order requirements.
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How do you prepare frozen fries with extra crisp for food service?

While some of our potato chip products can be baked in the oven, the majority of our X-Tra Crispy frozen fries with extra crisp are intended to be fried. They can be cooked in various types of professional fryers, including automated and semi-automated machines. Frying ensures that the chips achieve the desired level of crispiness on the outside while remaining warm inside for an extended period. This longer holding time allows kitchens to operate more efficiently, as orders can be prepared in advance without compromising on quality.

Why stock Lutosa’s frozen fries extra crisp for resale?

When it comes to resale, stocking Lutosa’s frozen fries with extra crisp outer layers offers several advantages. Our chips provide consistent quality, ensuring customer satisfaction whether you’re selling directly to consumers or supplying the restaurant or takeaway trade. With rigorous quality checks and established production processes, we consistently deliver high-quality results with all of our chips. Additionally, our frozen fries offer superior crispiness compared to kitchen-prepared alternatives, making them easier to master for chefs and cooks. With over 40 years of industry expertise, stocking our fries means gaining access to a wealth of experience and proven success.
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Guidance on Defrosting Our Frozen Fries With Extra Crisp

You can achieve excellent results with our frozen fries for extra crispiness without the need for defrosting prior to frying. Most of our product ranges, including our Belgian hand-cut style chips and crinkle-cut chips, will crisp up evenly when cooked directly from frozen. However, if you prefer to defrost some chips before service and store them in the fridge, you can do so without compromising quality. Keep in mind that chilled chips require less time to prepare but have a shorter shelf life compared to their frozen counterparts.

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