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How To Make Homemade French Fries Easily

Updated on April 20, 2015

Make French Fries Easily From Home

Are you craving some french fries, but really don't want to have to pay an arm and leg to get them?  Do you want the satisfaction of making your own french fries from home?  French fries are one of the easiest foods to make.  They are nothing more than potatoes, a little oil, and seasoning. 

Tools To Make Homemade French Fries

Tools you may need to make homemade french fries:

  • Stove top or oven
  • Deep fryer or deep pan
  • Spatula w/holes for draning oil
  • Plate
  • Knife
  • Paper Towels
  • Baking pan
  • Reynolds wrap

Ingredients To Make Homemade French Fries

Ingredients you may need to make homemade french fries:

  • Potatoes - (preferably russet)
  • Oil - (peanut oil, vegetable oil, etc.)
  • Seasoning (salt, pepper, cajun seasoning, etc)

How To Make Homemade French Fries Instructions

Take the potatoes and begin peeling them. You may skip this step if you want your fries to have potato peel left on them. Next, chop the potato into strips or whatever shape you want your french fries to be when you eat them. The most common homemade fries are steak fries (cut straight and a bit thick). Once you are done cutting the potatoes, place the strips in some chilled water until it is time to cook them.

To cook the fries in the oven:
Preheat oven to 350. Cover a baking pan with Reynolds wrap for easy cleanup. Dry the potato slices with a paper towel. Cover fries with just enough oil so that each fry has been exposed to oil on each side. Place fries onto Reynolds wrap and spread evenly over pan so that no french fries are on top of each other. Place the baking pan in the oven and begin monitoring the fries after 30 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on how many fries you have on the baking sheet. Most fries will take between 45 minutes to an hour.

To cook the fries in a pan or deep fryer:
To begin, get a plate, bowl, etc. ready for when the fries are done. Place paper towels on top of the plate or bowl to drain out the oil. Place pan on stove top, add oil, and turn up to between medium to medium-high heat. If using a deep fryer, turn the heat up to 325 degrees. Dry the potato slices with a paper towel. Once the oil is heated place the potato slices into the oil being careful as the oil may splatter a little when they are first introduced. The easiest way to place the slices into the oil is with the spatula. Fry the potato strips until they are golden brown (approximately 8-10 minutes), remove the homemade french fries from the oil, and set on the plate or bowl to drain and cool off.

The best time to season homemade french fries is when they are still hot and a little oily. If you season before or after, you run the risk of most of your seasoning falling off. Enjoy!

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