There is a Peruvian restuarant in Harrisonburg, Va., "Papichulo’s" that
serves fresh cut, home-made french fries. There were the best I’ve had,
except my momma’s. They were crisp on the outside and meaty on the inside.
They were short and thick cut.
The cook was also our waiter…a story that is too weird to tell right now,
but he was lighty pre-fries them, (not a lot of them as his is a new business
and he just does a few orders-worth in advance) put them on ice or somewhere or on something very cold, then refries
them when needed. Again, he lighty pre-fries them. Sorry, I am not probably
explaining it well, but he knows little english and I know little spanish.
I think I’ll go back and talk more to him about his techniques.
The fries were so good, and just experiencing news foods (in this case, Peruvian)
was a wonderful moment. He served fries differently. His chicken was unique.
The rice and beans were wonderful. South American techniques and flavours are
not what I expected, but that is for a different thread.