The other night I decided to be a good girlfriend and cook A a homemade dinner. This may seem like a small task – cooking for your boyfriend – but when your man is an all-knowing foodie like mine, well it’s a bit intimidating. However, I have noticed that living with someone who has top 10 cooking skills has made me want to cook more and become a bit of a pro myself. Fingers crossed…
For dinner, I settled on turkey burger sliders because what man can turn down a burger? Naturally the side was going to be french fries because if he gets to indulge, so do I. To be honest, I really cannot think of a time where I met with a potato in any form and didn’t draw a love connection. This is especially true with french fries. The perfect bad-for-you side to any dish.
I wanted to share this recipe on homemade french fries because it’s super simple and you never know, you may want to impress your boyfriend/girlfriend sometime soon!
>Start with freshly washed potatoes (you can use red skinned, but for french fries, I prefer standard brown skinned potatoes). Depending on the number of people you are serving you want to use 2-4 potatoes (2 was more than enough for the two of us).
>Slice the potatoes into thin/flat pieces – usually 5-6 slices for each potato. This will make it easier to cut them into strips.
>I prefer a medium sized strip for my fries, but feel free to cut the potatoes down however you like (steak fries or even skinny ones). You will end up with long potato wedges which I opted to cut in half (on an angle). This also multiplies the amount of fries you have.
>While you are cutting the potatoes down, be sure to start heating your oil in a large pot on medium heat. (Hint: a great way to test if your oil is hot enough is to wet your hand and from a safe distance, flick the water into the oil. If the oil pops and sounds like it’s cooking, you’re ready!)
>Before you cook the potatoes you want to be sure that they are clean. As you cut them down, toss them in some ice water and let them rest in there for a few minutes. Be sure to dry them off before you cook them in the oil.
>Once dried, drop the sliced potatoes into the pan of oil (I did mine in two batches to avoid crowding the pot) and let them cook for 10-15 minutes. (Allow them to turn a slight brown on the edges, but be sure they don’t get too dark. That means they are over-cooked.)
>Once they are done cooking, slowly lift them out of the oil with a large metal spatula or tongs and rest them on a pan with some paper towels (to absorb the excess oil.) The best time to season the fries is while they are hot and right out of the oil. Take any salt you prefer (or any other seasoning) and toss it evenly on the fries.
Now for the last (and best step) – eat!!!Pin It