Method and apparatus for cooking low fat French fries

Patent No. 8,067,048

Issued: November 29, 2011
Filed: June 21, 2010
Term Extension: 33 days

Inventor: Maguire; James Edward (Epping, AU)

The present invention provides an apparatus and method for cooking French fries without cooking oil. The apparatus relies on high pressure inert gas at high temperature as the cooking medium. The inert gas acts both as a heat transfer medium to cook the potatoes, and as a protective atmosphere to prevent charring and oxidation of the potatoes.

Reference to Related Applications

This application is a divisional of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 11/939,811, filed Nov. 14, 2007, now U.S. Pat. No. 7,794,765 which is a continuation-in-part of U.S. patent application Ser. No. 10/349,278, filed Jan. 20, 2003, now abandoned, which claims priority to Australian patent application number 13553/02 filed Jan. 25, 2002, now abandoned. The aforementioned applications are hereby incorporated herein by reference.

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