Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fence-post French Fries

Pa has been laying fence-posts all week so I made him some french fries for lunch.

I mentioned a while back that we were redoing our backyard. Because we live with two people who love to run and run and run and run, we needed to build a fence near the stairwell in order to relax when we're out in the backyard with said two people.

Pa is doing this this work, so I started peeling potatoes.

I used nice big russets, and sliced them into long strips. Then I put them in a bowl of water to soak. Soaking them in water for 10 minutes before frying gets them nice and crispy.

So does Evil Chef Mom's method, which I tried today. ECM recommends frying the fries twice--and you know what, ECM is right! This is a really great way to make french fries. (Of course, ECM is always right!)

Here they are frying happily the second time around.

Don't they look yummy? Nothing better than potatoes, oil, and salt...


Mama Goose said...

Have you ever tried them with vinegar? Very popular here in the east and OH so yummy.

I saw ECM's recipe the other day and now I must try them...

foodcreate said...

They look Delicious !

Thanks for sharing your recipe:)

join post a comments:)

Jackie at said...

Yum. Just need a little homemade ketchup or just a simple red wine vinegar like at the fish and chips :P