Tuesday, February 05, 2008

French Fries Please!

My kids demanded french fries with their milk shakes for snacks today. Actually, they mentioned that 'M' word because they wanted to go to that playarea of the 'golden arch' more so than the Happy Meal (I think), but I wasn't going anywhere on the icy, icky side roads after yesterday's snow that seemed to last all day. So I went into the pantry for some spuds and cooked them up some fries. After washing and slicing the russets, I parboiled them for about 3 minutes, dried them on paper towels, and deep fried in vegetable oil for about 5-6 mins. Add a pinch or two of salt and they were good to go. Although they were not as crispy as the fast food places, they were tasty, and definitely less salty. The kids enjoyed them too, so there were less for me. And that's a good situation.

9 comments:

beachlover said...

"Gong Hei Fatt Choy" to you and your family..

singairishgirl said...

Oh wow, that looks wonderful. And to parboil them first that's great idea. The oil though looks scary haha.

Gong Xi Fa Cai, V, have a great rat year.

daphne said...

I so agree that home made french fries are much healthier. hardworking mum!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Retno Prihadana said...

I do the same thing with you. Homemade french fries more healthy :)

lilyng said...
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Big Boys Oven said...

Hey babe! Gong Hei Fat Choy! Maybe this year of the rat brings you loats of fortune and good health!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hi Beachlover,
Thanks! And you too!

Hi Singairishgirl,
Yeah, gotta be careful with hot oil. haha!

Gong Xi Fa Cai, D, and you have a great year too!

Hi Daphne,
Haha! Thanks!

Hi Wandering Chopsticks,
Thanks! You too!

Hi Retno Prihadana,
Yay! Glad to hear that! :)

Hi Big Boys Oven,
Thanks! And same to you guys! :)

lilyng said...

khoong hei fatt choy