Homemade French Fries
During this time of year grilling and picnic season is just starting to take which means hamburgers, chicken and other forms of meat will be grilled and what goes better than a big plate of French fries.
Stores are stocking up on bags of frozen French fries but nothing taste better than good ole homemade fries. Store bought fries have all sorts of chemicals and additives added to the potatoes in order to make them last while sitting in the freezer waiting to be purchased. Wouldn’t you rather know what your family is eating and take a few extra minutes and make your own French fries. For my family we love going out to the garden and dig up some fresh potatoes and slice them into our own homemade fries.
What potatoes work best?
This is an age old question that has been kicked around for generations. For many people they use the classic russet potato while others prefer to use the popular red potatoes. For us we like using the Yukon Gold potatoes for making our own fries. Another option to try that I love is using sweet potatoes, these make wonderful tasting French fries.
Bake or deep fry?
Another question that gets bounced around is, what is best baked or deep fried French Fries. I personally love eating fries that I have just pulled out of the deep fryer but my body does not like this. I am over weight and have high cholesterol and high blood pressure so for my I only eat French fries that are baked. Baked fries are healthier and they are tasty and crispy just like fried fries but they are not dripping with grease.
Cooking and Seasoning Fries
After you either have bought the potatoes or dug them out of the garden all you really need to do is wash them thoroughly and slice them with a potato slicer. Once this is done either put them in hot grease or oil that is preheated to 375 degrees and cook them till they are golden brown. Or layer the sliced fries on a cookie sheet and brush them with oil. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and bake for around 20 minutes. Once you take them out of the fryer or oven season them with salt or if you have some special mixture of seasoning then this is the best time to season the fries.
French Fries are an all American tradition especially when we have backyard BBQ’s and parties. Nothing can beat the taste of all natural homemade French fries that are served with your favorite cut of meat.
Do you and your family make your own French fries or do you still purchase them frozen from the store? We would love to hear from you.
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