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Recipe: Homemade Potato Fries

When I was a girl my mom would make these when things were tight instead of buying prepackaged store fries. As kids we loved them but as things loosened up financially and we became busier convenience won out.

I started making homemade fries a couple of years ago. I can’t remember exactly why, but I think I forgot to buy fries and I was improvising. Turned out they were a big hit, especially with my husband. They taste way better and are much cheaper then store bought and it takes no time at all.

When I was a kid mom would have me rub oil on each fry. As an adult I realized how in efficient that was. Now I just pour some oil in the pan, add the potatoes and toss until they are all coated. I almost never buy store fries now.

 

Homemade Potato Fries

Potatoes (1 med-large sized potato per person)

Vegetable or Olive oil (for coating)

Salt, pepper, seasoned salt, or whatever else you like

 

Wash potatoes and leave the skins on.

Slice potatoes length wise and then slice desired thickness (you don’t want them too thin or they will over cook).

Pour oil into pan. Start with less as you can always add more if needed.

Dump fries into pan and toss to coat.

Spread out fries making sure that none are overlapping. You want them to be touching the bottom of the pan so they will crisp up.

Season with desired seasoning

Bake for 15-20 minutes @ 400 degrees F. until bottoms are lightly browned.

Flip and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

These taste great on their own but are great for dipping as well.

 

We use Yukon Potatoes on our house. The skins are thin and the meat of the potato is a buttery texture. I’ve also found that I have less trouble with them sticking to the bottom of the pan then regular brown potatoes. You can however use whatever kind of potato you like.

 

Have you tried making potato fries? What are some of your favorite seasonings?

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2 Comments

Hi Libby,
I love this idea. I haven’t made homemade fries in a LONG time. Yours look great. I am glad you mentioned what breed of potatoes you use because I am growing mine this year and Yukon Golds are in my garden now. Yippee!!! Your recipe looks like a great way to use some of them up this year. In the past I have used seasoning salt on mine. My son loves them with plain salt and pepper and he dips them in ranch dressing… Have a GREAT night and THANKS for sharing this good recipe idea.

Libby - 23. Feb, 2012 - Reply

Heidi-I used to ALWAYS use ranch dressing on my fries, but then I decided to get serious about loosing weight and ranch dressing was the first to go. It was a sad day.

I’m so excited you already have Yucons started. They are so yummy! I almost never buy brown potatoes any more.