Friday, July 8, 2011

Homemade Frozen French Fries

I was very blessed to move next door to a potato farmer. So we have figured out it works for us to trade our eggs for his potatoes. Anyway, the other day he brought over about 15 lbs of potatoes that were going to be bad very soon. I had to think of a way to use them all very fast. Then I came up with frozen french fries.
To make them, I peeled and cut the potatoes into fries. Then I boiled them for about 10 mins. After I drained them, I put them on cookie sheets in the freezer until frozen. Into Ziploc bags they went, ready to be cooked up when needed.

To cook, I put them on a cookie sheet and coated them in oil and put salt on them. On my clay cookie sheet they take a long time to cook. About 40 mins at 425 degrees. I think next time I want to try thawing them a little while first and maybe try using a metal cookie sheet so that they won't take as long. I also cut them very big because I didn't want to cut potatoes all day. Oh well, my family likes them and now I don't have to buy french fries at the grocery store.
My neighbour just brought some more potatoes that need to be used right away, so I guess I know what I'm doing with them.

1 comment:

  1. Is there going to be some left when I come? They look so good