French Fries – Healthier Today Than Ever

Gone are the days when virtually all restaurant cooking oils contained trans-fats. Todays oils are predominantly vegetable based and are considered much healthier.

Several recent studies show that while other factors such as sodium and calorie content of French Fries remained fairly constant, the trans-fat content of French Fries declined over the past decade or so to become virtually undetectable. Summarized recently in Food Technology Magazine, three such studies which are supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations recent notice on the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS)  status of partially hydrogenated oils, provide further evidence that both food manufacturers (oils) and food service operators are moving steadily toward healthier menu options.

When we consider these improvements in trans-fat content along with the continuing innovations in food technology to reduce crinoline production in the frying process and nutrient improvements in white potatoes, it is increasingly apparent we can continue to eat our fries and feel good about it.

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http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

For information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

 

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Poutine… It’s not just for Canadians any more!

Fries topped with cheese, chili, bacon, garlic olive oil, etc. have been on menu’s in the U.S. for decades with new variations showing up every year. Very quietly for the past few years, as quietly as a Canadian cold air mass slipping down into the states, a Canadian staple from Quebec has taken hold carving out an identity of its own. Poutine… an ample helping of fresh made fries topped with cheese curds and a light vinegar tinged gravy seems here to stay.

House Made Poutine

House Made Poutine

American restaurateurs are doing what they do best and making Poutine their own by adjusting toppings to fit regional tastes. Cheeses ranging from house made mozzarella and feta style to the standard cheddar curds can be found along with a wide variation in gravies and other toppings. Combinations now involve duck, pulled pork, fried eggs, tomatoes, parsley, chives, onion, garlic and beer….yes beer.

http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

For information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

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International Markets Craving the unmistakable flavor of The Kingston Fryer

As the Better Burger category continues its march into international markets like the Middle East, consumers are finding that local potatoes just can’t stack up against the flavor and consistency of the Kingston Fryer.

Now available in Dubai and Kuwait, Kingston Fresh continues to meet customer demand by constantly innovating in unique ways to provide “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” to these new markets.

http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

For information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

America's Ultimate Frying Potato

America’s Ultimate Frying Potato

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Table-Crunch… How long do your fries stay crunchy after they leave the kitchen?

Fresh Cut Fries almost always come out of the fryer crispy but how long do your fries stay that way?

Typically fresh cut fries will come out of the fryer crisp and will firm up even more in the 2 to 3 minutes after though what happens after that? Can you call your fries “crispy” after 5, 7 or even 10 minutes? Are your take out orders that include fries a disaster? If you can’t call your fresh cut fries crispy after 8 to 10 minutes hold time then you may need some help. Customers expect to be able to take an order out and at least get back to the office without having to deal with a limp soggy greasy mess. The Kingston Fryer can help.

http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

imageFor information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

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Fresh Hand Cut Fries – How’s Your Fry Color?

Fry color is a constant challenge for most operators. Each morning equipment is checked and fries are tested in pursuit of the perfect color and crispness. Much of the time the ritual yields the anticipated results, though when it doesn’t, what do you do next?

http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

imageFor information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

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Restaurants Give Potatoes New Flair – NRN

Who can argue that potatoes are a great side to most proteins. In this most recent article by Nations Restaurant News, several new offerings by prominent new operators are highlighted showing how potatoes and particularly Fresh Hand Cut French Fries can stand alone.

http://m.nrn.com/food-trends/restaurants-give-potatoes-new-flair?NL=NRN-02_&Issue=NRN-02__20140416_NRN-02__739&YM_RID=knabal@kingstoncorp.com&YM_MID=1460943&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_5

http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

imageFor information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

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Choosing the Right Potato Supplier for Fresh-Cut French Fries

cropped-cafe-rabelais.jpg     Choosing the best supply chain partner for any product can be difficult, but choosing one for a perishable agriculture product can be a truly daunting task. In most cases, the product must meet very specific criteria to produce a consistent outcome. An incorrect choice can put a brand’s reputation at risk. This white paper, sponsored by Kingston Fresh, delves into the considerations in choosing the right potato supplier for fresh-cut french fries, such as:

  • The secret’s in the sugar
  • Understanding the product

http://www.fastcasual.com/whitepapers/7883/Choosing-the-Right-Potato-Supplier-for-Fresh-Cut-French-Fries

imageFor information on the Kingston Fryer “America’s Ultimate Frying Potato” visit         www.kingstonfresh.com or call (208) 522-7070.

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