I am planing on having a fish fry this or next Saturday with the boys at work. Was thinking.....yellow perch, hush puppies, fries and coleslaw. I'd like to cut my own fries the night before and know to keep them in water to prevent them from browning, but how long can they stay in water. I usually make the fries right there and then. It would be nice if I could just throw them in the cooler in the morning with the fish without any messing around with it. I just don't know if they'll be OK in ziplock bags with or without water until about 11:30am the following day. I can always just go buy some frozen fries, but I thought it would be better to have fresh cut if possible. Also I found this recipe for hush puppies http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/67330/hush-puppies and coleslaw http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/87556/coleslaw that sounded pretty good. What do you guys think...... just go to the store and buy a bag of frozen fries? I'd rather not learn the hard way with this and have disappointed friends and coworkers. Thanks ps- maybe vacuum seal?