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Crispy Potato Woes: Why Are My Potatoes Not Achieving that Perfect Crunch?

Hi there, and welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you’re here.

I’m sure you’re wondering why my potatoes aren’t crispy.

Well, wonder no more! In this blog post, I’m going to discuss the most common reasons why your potatoes aren’t crispy, as well as how to fix the problem.

So, without further ado, let’s get started!.

1. You didn’t soak the potatoes

I am extremely disappointed with the outcome of my baked potatoes.

I did not soak them, and they came out soggy and not crispy.

I am not sure what I did wrong, but I am thoroughly frustrated with the result.

I took the time to carefully scrub and dry the potatoes before baking them, so I am not sure why they did not turn out crispy.

Perhaps I need to adjust the temperature or the cooking time, or perhaps I need to try a different type of potato.

I am determined to find a solution, as I love the flavor of a good, crispy potato.

2. You didn’t remove enough of the water after soaking

Some people can be a little over-enthusiastic when it comes to soaking their potatoes.

They’ll soak them for hours and hours, thinking it will make for the crispiest french fries.

But here’s the thing — if you soak your potatoes for too long, they’ll start to break down.

This means that when you fry them, they’ll just come out soggy and limp.

There’s a reason restaurants don’t soak their potatoes — because it makes for a soft, soggy fry.

So, if you want to make the crispiest french fries, soak your potatoes for no more than an hour.

Give them a good rinse after soaking, and then pat them dry before frying.

3. You didn’t add enough EVs (extreme violence) to the potatoes

You didn’t add enough EVs (extreme violence) to the potatoes

In order for your potatoes to be crispy, you need to add a lot of EVs (extreme violence) to them.

This is because EVs (extreme violence) are what make potatoes crispy.

4. You didn’t cook the potatoes long enough

The main reason why your potatoes are not crispy is because you didn’t cook them long enough.

Potatoes are a starchy vegetable and they need to be cooked for a long time in order to break down the starch and make them crispy.

The best way to cook potatoes is to bake them in the oven.

You can also fry them or boil them, but baking is the best way to make them crispy.

Make sure to cook your potatoes for a long time in the oven.

If you don’t want to cook them for a long time, you can cut them into smaller pieces and cook them for a shorter time.

5. You didn’t use the proper oil

But, if you’re still not getting crispy potatoes, chances are you’re not using the right oil.

The best oils for frying are ones that are neutral in flavor and will not break down when heated to high temperatures.

Some good options include canola, peanut, or vegetable oil.


Still, if you follow these steps and your potatoes come out soft, it’s time to take more extreme measures.

Potatoes are grown underground, where it’s damp and humid.

Despite what you might have been told, if it’s not crispy, it’s not right.

Add more EV to the equation, and you’ll be on the path to potato perfection.

Emily W.

Emily Wong is an Asian-American food writer the founder of With nearly 8 years of experience, she has a passion for making cooking accessible to everyone and sharing her personal experiences with food. Emily's vision for is to create a community of food lovers who are passionate about cooking, eating, and sharing their experiences with others. Read my story
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