Homemade French Fries

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In an attempt to get back some normalcy in my life, I thought I'd post something more homestead related - cooking.

I have found a way to improve my homemade french fries. After soaking in cold water, I fry them twice. Once to sorta cook the potato, the second time to brown them up. I had quite a few left over (I'm dieting and French Fries are a no-no) and usually I just toss them to the chickens, but this seemed like too many to waste. I laid them out individually on a cookie sheet and put them in the freezer. After they were frozen, I put them in a freezer bag. The next night, DH wanted a few fries, so I grabbed a handful from the bag and fried them up and they were really quite good. Usually, my homemade fries are kinda limp, but these were very crispy and very good. (I HAD to taste just one.)

Wishing you enough.

-- Trevilians (aka Dianne in Mass) (Trevilians@mediaone.net), September 14, 2001


I have been making homemade fries like this for some time now. I soak them, fry them just until brown, drain and freeze on cookie sheets. The only difference is, instead of re-frying them the second time, I pop them in the oven until brown. Saves a little on the grease and cholesteral, and they are never soggy that way. In His Grace, Sissy

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (iblong2Him@ilovejesus.net), September 15, 2001.

Don't peel them if you don't have to.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (atilrthehony_1@yahoo.com), September 17, 2001.

Well, U can also use my recipe to make a crispy french fries. After taking the potato from the iced water (I assume u put it for 30 mintues)mix it with normall all purposes flour. This will make it crispy and golden look. No more fuss french fries. U can also mix the flour with eggs to make it darker. If you want too dark add the cumin but it will give it a favour

Good luck

-- Nawaf Fouzan (it_seems_hard@yahoo.com), February 22, 2004.

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