“When making fries, hash browns, or other potato dishes from scratch, cut or grate your potatoes and immediately put the pieces into ice cold water. This does two things: It prevents potatoes from turning pink or brown and removes some of the starch, which makes potato products fluffier.” —Rachel Beth, Facebook
“I used to work at Five Guys and that’s how they get their fries to be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. They soak them in ice cold water until they’re not starchy anymore.” —Arlene Haskins, Facebook
And don’t forget to pat dry the excess moisture.