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Nigella Lawson's genius hack for cooking perfect fries at home

The TV cook shared her tip with fans

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Sophie Hamilton
Sophie HamiltonParenting Editor
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There's something about freshly cooked, homemade fries that you just can't beat – and Nigella Lawson has a brilliant tip for getting the popular food spot on.

The TV cook shared a genius hack during the second lockdown in September and we're still using the technique all these months on.

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Posting a snap of the delicious-looking fries on her Instagram page, the TV star wrote: "Tuscan Fries – inspired by @chefcasella – are #recipeoftheday. My cooking method is unorthodox but effective: deep-frying without so much of the stress."

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Nigella Lawson is famed for her delicous recipes

Nigella posted the full recipe on her bio page and revealed her 'unorthodox method'.

The mum-of-two's secret hack is to put raw, chipped potatoes into a pan of cold oil before heating it up and cooking the fries. She writes: "It sounds crazy, but it works."

The star says that rather than getting greasy chips, you actually cook wonderful "oil-free fries". Her ingredients include potatoes, vegetable oil, garlic, fresh herbs and sea salt. Simple!

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There were plenty of compliments for Nigella's fries recipe on Instagram, with fellow chef Sabrina Ghayour telling her: "Ohhhhhh THE BEST."

One fan wrote: "I’ve made these a few months ago, and I was shocked by how simple and good they are! They became my favourite fries!" Another said: "They were a revelation for me. I have been making them at least once a month since I first tried."

Who's cooking fries tonight then? We are...

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