I had gotten into the habit of buying the bags of frozen fries at the grocery store. Recently someone had reminded me of how much better fresh fries taste and I have to agree that the little bit of extra work is well worth it. Yes, I do still keep a bag or two of the frozen ones on hand but I have been trying to make them from ‘scratch’ as often as I can.
I’m sure many of you know how to make them but this is for those of us who can be a little unsure of things sometimes. This is more common that you may think and I believe a lot of it may have to do with the fact that our younger generations are not being taught these things at home or in school. We had an associate at a large store tell us that she had just helped someone who didn’t know where to find shredded lettuce. The poor girl had been searching the canned food aisle over and over again.
- potatoes, washed and peeled (1-2 for each person)
- oil for frying
- salt and/or seasonings as desired
Heat the oil to about 350. (I use a deep fryer but you could do these on the stove.)
Line a baking sheet or dish with paper towels.
Cut your potatoes into slices, fries, or wedges.
Carefully place the potatoes into the hot oil and fry 3-5 minutes until golden brown and slightly crispy. You can adjust the fry time to get them the way you like them.
Place the fries on the paper towel lined baking sheet and sprinkle with seasonings.
Let cool slightly and ENJOY!