I, recently, stopped catering and doing cupcakes. Life was just getting a little too stressful and I really wanted to focus on work and church. Plus, I never want to get “burnt out” on cooking. I love it and I want to continue loving it. 😉
I’m using this time, to get started on tweaking recipes and trying new things – just for the pure enjoyment of cooking and eating! Since the husband and I are watching football together, every Sunday, I thought that working my way, through my pins on Pinterest, was a good way, to get started.
What did I make this week? Homemade French Fries. I have fallen out of love, with the world and their french fries. Ever since they switched over to the “healthy” oil and no salt, they have sucked. So, I decided to take matters, into my own hands, and make my own!
Since I don’t know the first think about making awesome fries besides the basics – potatoes, fry, salt, I hit up my girlfriend, The Pioneer Woman, for a recipe! Perfect French Fries.
Yes, I did the whole she-bang! I soaked pre-cut and peeled fries, in water (and vinegar), for 24 hours. Let them dry properly – this is the first result…
Sort of look like apples 🙂
They go in, for a flash fry
They look like they’ve been attacked by an oil spill! My first lesson, was learned here – keep them in, for at least, 6 minutes. You want them to be, almost mushy. Almost!
After my batches were all finished, they went into the higher heat oil, for just a few minutes. I was playing around, with the seasonings, after. I don’t have any pictures of just the salt and seasoning salt ones because my family were eating them too damn fast!
Here are the Old Bay Seasoned Fries…
I, also, made a couple of sauces – I did a Siracha Mayo and a “Fry Sauce” (that would be ketchup and mayo). Really, my favorite was just plain old ranch and ketchup.
The fries were really delicious – crispy, on the outside, fluffy, on the inside. Well, salted – everything that a fry should be. Much better than ANY fast food places and MOST restaurants. (Except Senate – the duck fat is really spectacular) And, being as the family, devoured them, within minutes, I would say that they were a hit.
Next week, will be another round of football and another round of appetizers! Woohoo!