My first real job was at McDonald’s. I made french fries.
The potatoes came in 50# sacks. I put them in a peeler with emery cloth inside that spun the potatoes around in a bath of water. Then I used a lever over a sharpened grate to cut them into a bath of plain water. I rinsed them 3 times to remove starch that absorbs grease that would make them less crispy. Then I blanched them in hot oil and put them aside to waait until I saw a few cars come in the driveway. Then I’d shout to the burger guy, “Run a 24.” and I’d put a couple baskets in the hot oil again, take them out, salt them and bag them.
Potatoes, salt and oil.
Why is McDonald’s in decline? Here’s why: