Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Homemade French Fries


Today we're going to have a little fun and pretend fried foods are good for you!  Even though they're not very healthy, I could seriously eat french fries after having my wisdom teeth removed.  They're that good people!

I don't think it's bad to enjoy french fries, but it would be bad to indulge in them everyday.

So every once in awhile I make these homemade fries and it seems to satisfy my french fry craving.

We just purchased a deep fryer, it makes frying so much easier.
  
Although we don't use it that often it's nice not to have the hot oil spattering and popping in your face.

Crispy and Delicious!

As easy as it is to drive thru the world's largest fast food chain, you can make your own hand-cut fries at home.


Ingredients 
2 pounds Russet Potatoes 
Canola Oil For Frying 
Sea Salt

Directions
Heat oil in a fryer to 350 degrees.  Peel and cut the potatoes into wedges.  *The thicker they are, the longer they will take to fry.  Place the potato wedges in large a bowl and cover with cold water.  Allow the potatoes to soak for a few hours.  Once you are ready to fry, remove the potatoes from the water and pat them dry.  Carefully place the potato wedges into the hot oil.  Do not fry the entire batch at once– you’ll need to fry them in several smaller batches for the best results.  Cook until the fries are golden and crisp; about 8 minutes.  Remove from fries from oil and drain them in the fry basket then on paper towels.  Sprinkle fries with sea salt and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/

34 comments:

  1. I looove homemade french fries!! These look so good. And I love how you styled the photos of the fries- super cute!!

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  2. Mmmmm, love how you put it too on those french fry containers!

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  3. Yum! Always best when they are homemade.

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  4. I'm with you...I could eat fries all day! Too bad they aren't good for the waistline. However, moderation is the key, which you've emphasized here. Look at your little fry container! Everything looks amazing.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  5. I love me some fries, especially from 5 Guys with the malt vinegar and ketchup! True love! That fry container is so stinking cute!

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  6. sounds yummy, BUT ive got a no fry fry recipe I need to share with you!!! They taste fried and no burn marks for me : P

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  7. Oh, they looks so yummy and I love how you have served them! Very cute! xo

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  8. Those fry photos made my thighs grow.

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  9. Yum, we have a total thing for french fries in our house. French Fries dipped into mayo. Looks delicious!

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  10. We are definitely kindred spirits!!! That post is right up my alley. Fries are my weakness!!!!

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  11. Yummy! French fries are one of my favorite guilty pleasures. Once I start I literally can't stop.

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  12. French fries ARE healthy. It's a potato meaning we're getting our veggie right? ;)

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  13. Yummy! I'm crazy about fries!
    Therefore I do not buy a deep fryer, it would facilitate the consumption! heheheh

    :)

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  14. homemade french fries are way better than any other fries ever!!

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  15. Wait a minute...is the letting them soak part the trick? I love homemade fries but no matter how many times I try to make them they NEVER come out crispy:( These looks so delicious. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I'm going to give them another try.

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  16. yum! these look delicious Brandi! :-) & I love french fries very much too but never get them right, we have tried with hubby many times but never comes out great! I will keep yours and try it for sure! ;-)

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  17. Oh, yum! Now you have me craving them! Thank you so much, Brandi! :)

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  18. This is great I actually have one of those gadgets that can cut slice or diced potatoes and other vegetables in all sorts of ways I bought it 8 years ago and I have yet to use it maybe it's time!

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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  19. I make these all the time. However,I need to get some fries container like you did! Yum!!

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  20. I have been rolling the idea of getting a deep fryer around in my head for a couple of years now.... Those fries look great! I may need to buy one and try! My son is absolutely crazy about French fries! :)

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  21. Good Morning Brandi, What you call French Fries, we call chips here in England and I am certainly partial to chips, especially when served with fish..... so delicious. I love how you have styled them.
    Enjoy the coming weekend.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  22. Your homemade steak fries look delicious. Where did you find that adorable serving box?

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  23. We are fry fans too. We once had a fry party and had all sorts of not healthy foods, it was fun and it kept the fried craving away afterwards, for a while anyway.

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  24. Thank you so much, Reginia! I purchased the containers at Target in the Dollar Spot over the summer.

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  25. Oh how I miss eating fries! you have my mouth watering now,love the way you served them in that cute container.

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  26. I made french fries after school almost every day in high school. Love them! I sure wish I had some now. Yum!

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  27. Oh, I love homemade fries! I haven't had them in forever and they are so much better. My mom used to make what we referred to as "home fries". They were basically slices of potatoes, cut in the round, and fried.

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  28. These look delicious! I am obsessed with the potato. Sweet potatoes would be great to fry up the same way too. Mmmm!

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  29. Ooh.. that sure looks good. I'm not great fry-er of things, but this recipe of yours is tempting lol!

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  30. Wow! That looks absolutely fabulous! I love fires... YUM!! what a fantastic splurge...

    :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  31. FRIES!!!!!
    I meant FRIES!
    Not fires.....
    Oh my....

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  32. I LOVE homemade french fries! This is a recipe that I have to try ASAP!

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