I love french fries that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside! They are my favorite! I don’t really have a thickness preference, I like them thin or THICCCK (my daughters would say thick with two c’s if they are really thick.. lol)! How do you like your fries?
Sweet Potato or Regular Potato?
I usually go back and forth with our potato choices when it comes to french fries. We like them both! Sometimes, I even do a combo of potato types.
Sweet potatoes come in a few different colors, however it doesn’t affect the taste of the potato. Sometimes I like to mix up the colors just for the aesthetic.
If you are like me and love potato products, just make sure to season them well to bring out their delicious flavor.
What do you need to make these awesome french fries?
You will need some potatoes or sweet potatoes or a combo of both.
1-2 baking sheets, depending on how many french fries you want to make.
Olive or Avocado oil to drizzle them in.
Salt and Pepper as well as your favorite dipping sauces.
A bowl to wash them off in.
An oven to cook them in.
A clean kitchen towel to dry them with.
A knife to chop them up with. (The link is my favorite knife)
And last but not lease a cutting board to chop them on.
Here’s My Method to make them fluffy in the middle and crisp on the outside:
- Wash your potato of choice…. really well.
- I peel the Sweet Potatoes and usually leave the skin on the regular potatoes.
- Wash again.
- Chop potatoes into desired thickness for fries.
- Soak the potatoes in water for at least 30 minutes to remove some of the starch. You will be shocked at all of the starch left in the bowl at the end.
- Dry your fries…. dry…..dry your fries……
- Put fries on a baking sheet.
- Drizzle with oil and season with your favorite seasoning.
- Bake in the oven until golden brown but not burnt.
The oven temperature and time needed for baking will depend on the thickness of your fries. If you have thin fries you will need to bake them lower and longer so they don’t burn. If you have thick fries you can bake them a little warmer and more time.
When I make pretty standard sized french fries, I bake them at 375-400 degrees. It usually takes about 20 minutes or so. Honestly, I usually forget to set a timer because I start on other parts of dinner and they are done! lol.
If you are going to reheat your fries the next day you might not want to put them in the microwave. If you do they will be soggy. I like to throw them in a pan on the stove top for a few minutes to warm them up.
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What are your favorite toppings?
It was #nationalfrenchfry day earlier this week and I asked people on Instagram what their favorite toppings are. First off, their responses made me hungry! Secondly, I now need to make french fries and try them with their suggested toppings. Here are few suggestions:
Siracha, Mayo and ketchup
Siracha, pork and cheese sauce
Vinegar (not malt because it’s not gf)
Loaded like nachos
Carnitas topped with taco toppings
Fried eggs and bacon
Herbs and garlic butter
Lemon and herbs
Sea salt and pepper
No matter how you top your french fries, I hope you love this recipe! Don’t forget to join the mailing list so you never miss a new post!
As always, Best wishes for gluten free dishes