03 January 2009

homemade fries

Tired of frozen french fries or greasy fast-food fries? Well, here is a fast and easy alternative which will leave your family raving.
What you will need...

5-7 Potatoes
1/4 cup Vinegar
Knorrs Garlic and Herb Mix

Putting it together...

  1. Take 5-7 potatoes and clean them thoroughly.

  2. Take a knife and slice them in half, lengthwise.

  3. Take each half and cut, lengthwise, 4-5 slices ( if you decide you want cubes, cut down the center of the potato, lengthwise, then make 3-4 cuts cross-wise).

  4. After you have done all the potatoes, place them in a bowl and fill with cold water and add a few glugs of vinegar ( no more than 1/4 cup).

  5. Place in the refrigerator and let soak for several hours, or overnight would be better.

  6. When you are ready to bake get a baking sheet and line with foil, spray with Pam, and set the oven to 400. Drain the water from the bowel and towel-dry the slices.

  7. Pour olive oil over the slices and toss to coat (or use your hands).

  8. Add seasoning; I use a Garlic and Herb mix by Knorr's. Toss to coat and then dump unto the baking sheet.

  9. Spread evenly and sprinkle with Kosher salt.

  10. Place in oven for 20 minutes, remove and turn-over the fries (this will ensure a nice crusty coat). Place back into oven and bake an additional 20 minutes or until done.

  11. Serve and enjoy.


  1. i will try this! happy new year!

  2. A novel idea, which many should try. Soaking in vinegar? First time I've heard this one, will experiment with it next time around.

  3. Kuting: I think you will really like them. Happy New Year to you, too:)

    martin: I heard about soaking in vinegar from the Food Channel show "Diner's, Drive-Inns, and Dives," one of the owners would soak the potato strips overnight in vinegar and water and then fry them when needed the next day. He said it made them crispier. Although, I haven't fried them, when baking, it does give a nice underlying flavor to the french fry.

  4. Wowee! This looks great!

    I have a recipe I'm going to post for you soon.... :D

  5. Mom should only let us read you blog AFTER she eats! Now she wants to try your fries (and just happens to have a bag of yukon golds she needs to use)

    We've missed effuryone - Mom's puter got sick from dropping cards, but Daddy fixed it and we're back (but not dropping anymore)

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

  6. Oh this looks incredible! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  7. My hubby makes homemade fries - we absolutely love them!

    By the way, we found a place to order delicious pistachios from and they have multiple flavors or plain. They are so good! http://www.eagleranchpistachios.com/

  8. Mrs. Mecomber: I am eagerly awaiting the posting of this recipe!

    Furkidsmom: I'm sure you will enjoy these fries. I'm sorry to hear that, but I completely understand. I will still be dropping by:)

    Doris: I hope you enjoy it. I just love the flavor the herb mix gives to the fries:-)

    BeadedTail: Thank you for the link. I used to get them from Nutsonline, but they got too expensive, delicious, but expensive. I currently get them from the bulk bin at Winco. I'll take a look and see what the prices are at the place you recommended. Thanks again;-)

  9. Sounds yummy! I've made my own fries before but never with the Knorr's mix! Have you ever made your own sweet potato french fries? So yummy with horsradish sauce!

  10. I have not done home made fries in years! In fact, can't remember when I last peeled a potato...
    Great idea!

  11. We love french fries at our house so we will have to give these a try! Look great!

  12. Stiletto Sports Jen: I have never thought of doing sweet potato fries, but it sounds fantastic. Do you mix the horseradish sauce with ketchup? I will definitely give it a try. Thanks for the idea;-)

    The Fitness Diva: I think you will like these, because you don't have to peel the potatoes, just clean them;)

    HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM: I'm sure you'll like them, especially if you have a tasty sauce to dip them in;-)

  13. Reese: I know you will love these. They go great with a Ranch Dip:)

  14. Oh my, these sound good. I think I know now what is on my dinner plan for tonight.

  15. Pippin Party: I think that you will really enjoy them. They are easy to make and taste great with your favorite dip:)


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