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How to make Fried Red Potatoes - Recipe and Pictures
Fried Red potatoes are a delicious treat, that you and your friends and family will enjoy! I like to use red potatoes, is because they take much less time to cook than white potatoes. I don't bother to remove the skin as is is a great source of fiber.
Red potatoes or "new potatoes" are an American favorite, and is one of thousands or varieties of potatoes. Red potatoes come in sizes as small as an egg and as large as a regular white potato. I find the taste of the red potato more flavorful then white potatoes and they have a creamier texture when eating.
I love them in potato salad, mashed potatoes and fried. This is my recipe for fried red potatoes.
Sliced Red Potatoes
I never assume any fruit or vegetable is clean, when I bring it home from the market. That is why, I like to was my fruits and vegetables with 11.5 Kangen water, because it is excellent at removing any residual chemicals or dirt from the food.
I soak the potatoes for about 10 minutes and rinse them with clean Kangen water. You would be surprised how much better food tastes when washed before cooking. Dry off the potatoes, and cut them in medium sizes not too thick but thick enough that they do not fall apart when cooking.
Seasoning, is a very personal thing, but I like to use just about everything in the kitchen. I season the fries with:
- seasoning salt
- onion powder
Some people prefer salt and pepper only, which is fine. Some people add season afterwards, which is also OK.
Using a Batter
There is always more than one way to make fried red potatoes. If you like to make fried red potatoes that have a crust on them, you can use this process.
- beat one egg and pour it over the potatoes wedges
- add preferred seasoning
- add flour while mixing the potatoes
- carefully place in oil as they will tend to stick together
When the fries are done, place them on a paper towels to allow the excess oil to be absorbed by the paper. You are not ready to serve your entrée. I you need to you can always pop them in the microwave to heat up later.
Baking a Healthy Option
I must confess frying food, should be kept at a minimum, but if you must fry, use olive or peanut oils when frying potatoes. If you are eating healthier or are on a watching your weight or cholesterol, you can make these potatoes by spraying with Pam cooking oil seasoning and placing on a sheet and baking for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.