Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cooking with Joe - French Fries

For today’s cooking lesson we will go over how to make low oil French Fries (or Freedom Fries for you Republicans). A little healthier for you than deep frying but still full of carbs.

We start by peeling some potatoes and cutting them up into whatever size you like. I go for the thicker wedge style fries.


Then place into a plastic zip lock bag and put in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and whatever spices you desire. I use seasoned salt and a little Creole seasoning for kick.


Zip the bag shut and knead lightly until the potatoes are all coated with oil and the spices are evenly distributed.


The onto a tray and into a 450F oven for twenty minutes, more or less depending on how thick you cut the slices and how crispy you want them. No after picture as they were eaten before I could pick the camera back up.

And finally for something totally different – did you have hair like this in 1985?

12 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

Yum... I think those larger fries are referred to as "cottage fries" for reasons I'm not aware of.

Suzy said...

Ditto on the cottage fries statement. Also? Rude not to have after pictures.

coffeedrinkingwoman said...

here's my secret to slightly-less-healthy ho-made (misspelling intentional, running joke among my friends) french fries: Start with potatoes that are already cooked - like leftover baked potatoes. Cut them into whatever shape fries you want, and heat a frying pan with oil - I use something that doesn't smoke until it gets REALLY hot, like corn oil. Peanut oil would be good too.

Once the oil in the pan is good and hot, throw the fries in an gently sautee until they are crisp. Pull them out and salt them.

They are just like downtown...

The Blonde Duck said...

I love homemade fries! Yum!

I was born in '84. :)

karen said...

Great idea! I usually bake the frozen oven bake fries, but the salt just falls off them due to the lack of evil deep fried oil - I think I must try a version of yours next time, thanks!

In 1985 I was at a very conservative boarding school for girls, and our rules were rather strict regarding hairdos :)

Bill said...

Thanks ... I'll pass this way of making fries on to the person in the house who knows how to use the kitchen.

Don said...

Sounds good. I like the idea of mushing them around in the plastic bag. It would seem to make it easy to cover them completely. Thanks for the idea.

SOL's view said...

>.< now I want chips....

I also like Coffee's idea but first I would have to find some left over baked potatoes. Never any left at my place!

Oh my, 1985. My answer is no. I got hair like that in 1986. My first and only perm.

Froggy said...

I find my stupid oven cooks slow, and even the frozen kind take almost an hour. Raw ones made from scratch take simply forever. Sigh...

Froggy said...

Oh, and I forgot, yes I did, and just did it again for some foolish reason this year! Sigh... Well, probably not quite that bad, but feels like it!

Pamela said...

I haven't made those for a few months. Thanks for the reminder

hollywood restaurant said...

A magic happens here. Simple method with great tasting fries.