Saturday, July 11, 2009

Homemade French Fries (Farm Style)

You may be wondering how in the world are we going to eat all the potatoes that we have stashed in our coat closet, but don't worry I have a plan. I have used the Yukon Gold potatoes to make wonderful mashed potatoes. (One of my kids wanted to know why I added eggs to the mashed potatoes because of the yellow color of the potatoes). I have cut the Red Norlands up in quarters, added some olive oil, ranch dressing mix or seasonings, and roasted them in the oven. Last night we were having grilled hamburgers and my hubby requested homemade fries. I pulled out the largest Yukon Gold potatoes out of my basket and started to work. First, I wash them and then cut them into uniform size pieces. I leave the skins on my fries, but if you would rather you are welcome to peel your fries. The above picture shows you the potatoes waiting to be cooked. Aren't they a beautiful color?

I then heat some oil on the stove in a large pot. When the oil is hot, drop the potatoes in carefully. Let them cook until golden brown. You will need to swirl them around with a slotted spoon every now and again. Just use caution because of the hot oil. I use quite a bit of oil...enough to cover the fries. When they are cooked to your desire, spoon them out into a bowl lined with paper towels. Sprinkle generously with Kosher Salt and enjoy! Oh, I almost forgot the most important part of all...use lots of ketchup for dipping!!!!
You know you want some!
If I didn't have a coat closet full of potatoes, I would not purchase Yukon Golds for this dish. I would purchase a cheaper potato at the grocery store. For me, the only thing that cost any money here was the oil. It does take a lot of oil to make good fries. However, I save my oil and reuse it for several more uses. To save my oil, I will wait until it is cool and pour it into quart jars. This way I get more bang for my buck!!
grace and peace,

4 comments: said...

These look great! I do the same also, except for placing fries on oiled cookie sheets and give them a little squirt of oil & bake, yum!
Thanks for your wonderful blog, it is a blessing!

Carmen S. said...

Those look SO GOOD~ can't wait to try:)

TnFullQuiver said...

That's a great idea. I am sure it would save lots of calories. I will give that a try. I appreciate your comment about the blog being a blessing. That is my heart's desire.

Hope you like them...don't blame me if you gain a pound or two!

grace and peace,

Andrea Cherie said...