Saturday, May 29, 2010

Homemade French Fries

Homemade French Fries are one of our favorite things to make around our house.  Maybe not the most healthy in the world, but at least we can say we make them with love!

Vegetable Oil
Yukon Gold Potatoes - sliced thinly, or julliened
White Granulated Sugar
Seasoning Salt
Straining Ladle, Slotted Spoon, or Slotted Spatula
Paper Towels

Heat oil in a large pot.  It must get hot before you toss in the potatoes, but make sure the oil does not burn.  I always toss one potato in to see if the oil is ready.  If the potato immediately starts to bubble, then I know I am good to go.  Turn the potatoes a bit as they cook, to be sure all sides are browning evenly.  When the potatoes turn golden brown, they are ready.  Take them out of the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels.  Pat some of the excess oil off.  Sprinkle the sugar and the seasoned salt on the potatoes, making sure to get all sides covered.

Here are some neat ways to enjoy your fries:

With Spicy Ketchup
Mix in your favorite hot sauce (mine is Tapatio) with regular ketchup.
Aussie Style
Dip first in sour cream, then in Sweet Thai Chili Sauce.
Brit Style
Smother them with yellow curry sauce.
Texas Style
Smother them with gravy.
Spanish Style
Melt Manchengo cheese over fries and top with caramelized onions.

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