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Easy To Make Homemade French Fries

Easy To Make Homemade French Fries

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.

Conclusion

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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Posted by Tom in Recipes
Growing Sweet Potatoes For Year Around Harvest

Growing Sweet Potatoes For Year Around Harvest

Growing sweet potatoes year around

Either in a garden or in a pot on your patio sweet potatoes are a wonderful tasting tuber that also adds beauty to your landscape with it’s foliage and flowers.

Sweet potatoes are grown in sunny locations in a garden with other vegetables or grow easily in a container. Sweet potatoes are grown worldwide and sometimes they are called yams This lovely root is full of rich and nutritious vitamins A and C and also contains many rich minerals that are good for your health. The type grown in most urban gardens is the Centennial or Georgia Jet variety.

 

There are many uses for sweet potatoes, of course they are very popular in fall for Thanksgiving Dinner. But there are hundreds of wonderful recipes on the web for this wonderful tasting and healthy tuber. At the bottom of this page I have listed a few web sites that will direct you to some of my favorite recipes.

Here is a great website that will help you in growing your own sweet potatoes: Click Here

Recipes

Here are a couple of web sites for great sweet potato recipes:

25 Healthy Sweet Potato Recipes

32 Wonderful Country Sweet Potato Recipes

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