Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Homemade French Fries with Sea Salt ~ How Many Times?

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How many times have you been asked the question, "Would you like fries or a salad with that?"

How many times has your body screamed, "SALAD" only to have your mouth reply, "fries."

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How many times...when you opted for the salad...did you sit there and pick fries off your dining companion's plate ~ even squirting some ketchup right along side those greens?

How many times has is been YOUR plate that was being, "picked from" leaving you agitated...annoyed... and yearning to scream, "STEP OFF........MY FRIES!"

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How many times have you received a side of fries and thought... "Ugh, they're too crispy" or "Ugh, they're too soft"...only to sit there and finish every stinkin one?

How many times have you, "SUPER SIZED" ......when no one else was around?

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How many times has an old french fry ...sitting half under the floor mat of your car...conjured up memories of both ...good times ...and guilt?

How many times while eating your fries...did you wish you were drinking a beer?

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I'm positive YOU can come up with some more!

So...how many times.....be honest!

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Homemade French Fries with Sea Salt


Scrub your potatoes clean.

Slice potatoes into desired shape...strips, wedges....whatever.

Get your potatoes as DRY as possible. I used paper towels and NO LIE took a hair dryer to these babies to extract some of their moisture.

Get your oil to 400 degrees (super HOT) because the second you carefully place your fries in the pot - the temperature of the oil will DROP.

Fry your potatoes to desired doneness (we like ours crispy) these batches each took about 8-10 minutes which was longer than I thought.

Sprinkle with sea salt the instant they come out of the fryer!

Ketchup and White Distilled Vinegar make nice sides...


Unknown said...

What does it mean if I answered "more then I care to admit" to all of those questions? :)
I love homemade fries!! We don't need no stinking McDonald's! (but I secretly do, sorry...)

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Lets see here...if I tally the number, carry the 1...its about 1,354,234,997 times. I love fries!!! These look really really really good. Really good. LOVE the hair dryer trick, I'll do that next time. I get so tired of going thru 1/2 a roll of paper towels to dry off potatoes. Its ridiculous LOL!

Clint said...

How many times has my wife asked me what I want for dinner and I said "home made french fries" and she gave me a dirty look because they are trouble to make but then she made them anyway and we ate every stinkin' one of them and then complained that we shouldn't have eaten that many because of the fat and carbs but then a week or three later did the same thing all over again?...Sigh. You make me laugh.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I think it is our DNA. Everyone loves fries. I a side with mayo please gal. One of my daughters has hers topped with cheese. French fries are made all around the world. We even had them served to us in a Nepali jungle. I really enjoyed your post. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Joanne said...

Haha LOVE this post. I'm usually a sweet potato fries girl all the way, but you've got me craving some russets. These look so good!

Cooking Gallery said...

I need to try making French fries myself at home...! So much healthier and probably even tastier. I like mine with mayo and melted cheese :)!!

Magic of Spice said...

Your so funny :) I confess, never been really big of fries but when I have had them homemade they were great. They look great :)
Hope you are having a wonderful week

Bo said...

This is the first time I've ever heard of anyone using a hair dryer in the kitchen!!! Very crazy...but in a good way!

Edible Art said...

who doesnt love potatoes ? :P
haha, ahhh ! the crispy starchy goodneess !

The Winos' said...

You must have known about my love/hate relationship with french fries! I love em' but my thighs hate them! LOL

Of course now I have a craving for them, after those mouth-watering images...yum!

Karen said...

Yep...I've done them all. Homemade fries are the best... These look so good!

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

i love having fries:)this looks really delicious! thank you for sharing this.

Simply Life said...

french fries never get old - these look great!

The Food Hound said...

I need a Fry Daddy. Never mind I don't have a place to put it-- the Doberhound can sleep outside :) Yes, I get fries, and I'm not ashamed to say it!

Nuts about food said...

Uh, let's see...a gazillion? And here they do not even offer fried or salad as a choice. However, I have finished a plate of soggy fries endless times, when I just should have let them sit. Now, if I had a plate of yours and a cold beer, I wouldn't regret a single one!

Katerina said...

This is the story of my life my dear! My body screams differently than my mouth. What can I say, french fries, who can resist just tell me? they look crispy ans crunchy and delicious!

Courtney said...

These homemade fries look absolutely delectable!!