This easy French fries’ recipe will produce crispy tasty
chips (fries) in no time and can be done at home anytime without any
commercially purchased prepared deep
frozen potato products. All you need is a stove, a pot, sunflower or another vegetable oil, a knife and of course potatoes :-)
Fries or Chips or Pommes as they are called in Germany have conquered the world. They are probably one if not the mostly loved and used accompaniment to meat or fish dishes in the fast food and hospitality industry. Kid's love them, Adults love them. If there is no other food around they serve quite well as a main dish or quick snack with tomato sauce, mustard, barbecue sauce, mayonnaise or a lovely cream based mushroom sauce to name just a few condiments that go perfectly well with those famous potato sticks.
For years I followed the trends and suggestions from the grocery stores and purchased prepackaged and pretreated fries which cost substantially more than plain potatoes and promised a better and tastier end result. Some products worked and tasted good others rather not. Which left me with need to either purchase chips at a fast food place which actually quite often didn't prepare them the way we enjoy or to look and find a better way to make french fries at home.
Thanks to my friend Angela who shared her home with me many years ago when I needed a place to stay I learned that making tasty and crispy chips at home was no problem at all. It was simply going back to basics.
Some good medium to large potatoes (if in doubt ask your grocer or vegetable dealer which he would suggest and stocks), a pot with frying oil, a sharp knife and a hot plate are all you need to prepare batches of crispy chips in less than 30 minutes.
Here is how its done.
We have made these easy french fries this way for many years now and really love the simplicity of the process and the tasty fruits of our labour at the end of it :-) You can of
course experiment and cut your potatoes into any different shape ie: dice or wedges you like. The results should nevertheless be similar and hopefully satisfying for you!
Important Notice: You are working with hot oil which can become very dangerous if left unmonitored or taken to lightly. Be careful and always alert when dealing with hot oil!
Dangers of fire and hot oil in the kitchen
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