Ah, the french fry, perhaps the most popular form of potato. But sometimes french fries take too damn long to cook. Who ever has the patience to wait 14-16 minutes? Wouldn't we rather wait, say, five? Well, now you can, because McCain have brought out some french fries that you can cook from frozen in just five minutes.
You don't even need a magic oven either, just a normal one (well, a fan assisted one anyway). Sounded a bit dubious to me, but hey, I'll try anything once, and there's nothing dangerous about undercooked fries. So in the oven they went, and five minutes later, out they came. I am a pro at following simple instructions.
There they are. Well, they were certainly cooked, and that's a mean feat itself in just five minutes from frozen. But what of the crispiness? Well, slightly inconsistent. Some were a little soggy, but there were a fair few that had a satisfying crunch, and I can certainly say I've had much worse bowls of fries. Maybe if I'd stuck it out for another minute or two they would have been uniformly crispy, to my liking. Either way, 5-7 minutes is a pretty short wait time for some nicely cooked fries. Now we just need Birdseye to come out with some five minute fish fingers and chicken dippers, and frozen meals will never be the same again.
My rating: 4/5