FRENCH FRIES (FRENCH FRIED POTATOES) — COOKED, LEFTOVERS
How long do cooked French fries last in the fridge or freezer? The precise answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate French fries within two hours of cooking or purchasing.
To maximize the shelf life of cooked French fries for safety and quality, refrigerate the French fries in shallow airtight containers or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Properly stored, cooked French fries will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can cooked French fries be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked French fries should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
To further extend the shelf life of cooked French fries, freeze them; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags, or wrap tightly with heavy-duty aluminum foil or freezer wrap.
How long do cooked French fries last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for 10 to 12 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked French fries that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long do cooked French fries last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked French fries that has been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator before cooking; French fries that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
How to tell if cooked French fries are bad? The best way is to smell and look at the French fries: discard any French fries with an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.
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