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    Posted by Nat on January 17, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    When cooking french fries from frozen potatoes. At the same time, a huge amount of steam is released. What is the solution to the problem? Are there any specific requirements for frozen potatoes

    Nat replied 4 months ago 2 Members · 9 Replies
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  • fixbear

    Member
    January 18, 2022 at 10:32 am

    All fry operations create steam. Being a self contained unit not requiring a hood, It's more noticeable. Also when using frozen product, proper storage temp and time is important. As a freezer cycles and goes through defrost ice crystals build up in the product from inside to potatoes. Make sure your storage temperature is lower than zero F. Try to keep your fries less than 30 days.

    When they are manufactured, they flash freeze them at below -40F. This is to lock in the moisture and prevent cell breakage as much as possible. From the manufacturer to you they try to keep them between -20 and 0. Problem is that there are variables in the transportation industry. Especially today. So when you open the sealed bag, look for the ice crystals.

  • Nat

    Member
    January 18, 2022 at 11:24 am

    understand that there will be steam, but not the same as in the video.
    How to determine before cooking that frozen potatoes are not suitable for use in a similar deep fryer

  • Nat

    Member
    January 18, 2022 at 11:49 am
  • fixbear

    Member
    January 18, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    What is your kitchen ambient temp?

  • Nat

    Member
    January 19, 2022 at 12:16 am

    68-75F

    It's a place similar to McDonald's

  • fixbear

    Member
    January 19, 2022 at 8:15 am

    Nat, it appears to be normal. Try a lesser amount of product at one time. One pound of water in, one pound of steam out. Expansion is about 600 to one in volume. Why steam is so feared and powerful.

  • Nat

    Member
    January 19, 2022 at 11:03 am

    Thank you, fixbear, for your reply.
    You are right the problem is not in the fryer, but in the product
    But how to prove it to the client.
    1. The cafe is open for 2 hours (lunch at the factory), but it works intensively.
    The bunker is always full.
    2. The manufacturer, in the accompanying documentation, does not warn of a large vapor release. And the promotional videos are neither smoke nor steam.
    The client thinks that the problem is in the service.

  • fixbear

    Member
    January 20, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Not even. Sounds like they need another fryer to lighten the load or go to a standard one with a exhaust hood.

  • Nat

    Member
    January 20, 2022 at 2:44 pm

    Directions for solving the problem are clear.
    Thanks for the answers

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