Homemade Frozen French Fries
My kids love french fries, let's face it, so do I! We have made baked potato wedges often, but it is just not the same thing as French Fries. The kids just don't like the wedges the same. So here is my solution. NO Frying!
I actually had someone in a class try to insist the store bought french fries were healthy, telling me they were not deep fried. She insisted that because she put them in the oven, they were baked only. PLEASE understand that they are deep fried in the factory before they are packaged. Then you bake them to finish cooking and crisp them up.
This recipe is an option to make up in a large batch, to have OVEN BAKED fries available in your freezer. You can season with various seasoning, a few suggestions will be at the bottom of the recipe. By making your own, you avoid preservatives, frying and additives.
HOW TO MAKE:
- Cut potatoes into fry shapes. (or cubes for hash browns, or grated for other recipes)
- Bring large pot of water to a rolling boil.
- Place potatoes in pot and cook in water for five minutes.
- If adding seasoning, place in bowl and stir in seasonings.
- Place fries in single layer on parchment covered cookie sheets.
- Freeze flat for about 1-2 hours.
- Remove from cookie sheets and place in freezer bags, then return to freezer.
To Bake From Frozen:
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place fries on lined or greased baking sheet and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes. Turning half way through baking time.
Each seasoning recipe covers approximately 4 large Russet Potatoes cut into wedges or fries. You can just sprinkle with a little salt as well, or leave them plain and add seasoning or dipping sauce at time of eating.
- 4 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan
- Salt to taste
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp paprika
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 2 Tbsp Ketchup
- 1 tsp Sriracha
- 1 1/2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
____ OR ____
- 1 tsp minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 3 Tbsp Mayonnaise