Homemade French Fries

Good morning! How’s your week been? I am definitely enjoying the warmer days even though it comes with weird Iowa weather, like a super dense fog for half of the day yesterday. I also started my walks with Boone. I took him out Monday after my run for a bit and to test his leg. He’s been having problems with one of his hind legs and started hopping when we got to the corner of the street. So back home we went. If he doesn’t get better soon, we might need to visit the vet…

Walking the dog

I also forgot to mention that I started reading my 9th book for the year, Catch-22. This one is quite thick and it might take some time. I still haven’t decided which will be my last book, but I know for sure that I won’t be able to reread the Harry Potter series before my birthday, but they’ll be the first thing I read after I’m done with whichever my tenth book will be.

Catch 22

We also went back to extended hours at work, so my schedule had a major shift this week in addition to daylight savings time. My exercise routines have moved to the afternoons, which leaves me even less time to shower, get dinner ready, hang out with the pup and relax after work. To help me with time management, I like to do simple and easy meals and prep whenever possible. A while back, I had a couple of potatoes that I had no plans on using in the near future so I made them into French fries that were ready to go for dinner this week. It all starts with some Russet potatoes, cleaned.

Homemade Fries potatos

I like them with the skin on, but you can definitely peel if preferred. Next up, cut the fries in 1/2 inch pieces and rinse.

Homemade Fries rinse

Completely dry fries. you can do this by pat drying or just letting them drain for a while. Place in a baking sheet prepared with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper.

Homemade Fries bake

Bake in a 450 degree preheated oven turning every so often until lightly golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer immediately to refrigerator to stop cooking process. Once completely cool, store in an airtight freezer container or bag.

Homemade Fries blanch

When ready to use, bake in a 450 degree oven until golden brown and crisp. Pre-coat with a little vegetable oil if desired. You could also fry them if preferred.

Homemade Fried baked

Serve as a side or snack.

Homemade Fries

I love baking fries because I don’t have to babysit a frying pan while cooking. This is also an easy way to save produce if not going to be used before it turns.

Have a good Wednesday!

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