The key in this being easy is having a slicer.
I have the William's Sonoma one, which I love, I seriously use it twice a day. Love it for my breakfast of sliced apples!
I got mine for $20 at the outlet, so if you have an outlet near you, that's the way to go. Sadly the closest outlet to Nashville is Memphis. The one downside is that the Williams Sonoma one makes really skinny fries.
This one has decent reviews on Amazon for the price, and makes wider fries.
Put the potatoes back in the bowl and drizzle with EVOO and salt and pepper, and anything else. I've done Lawry's seasoning salt, Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, Loveless Cafe Seasoning Salt, garlic powder, etc.Stir in the seasonings and oil really well.
Yeah there's the rub while frozen fries take about 20-30 to cook (ALWAYS longer than the bag says) these take a while longer.
It's not so bad if you knock it out first before you start the rest of dinner, cause then you're not working on the fries while working on dinner.
What I like is it's helping portions, ie eating just 1 potatoes worth of fries each, one potato is A LOT of fries!
Overall I'm loving making my own and it's worth the little bit of effort it takes, plus they are better for you, and WAAY cheaper than frozen fries.
I can't wait to try them with sweet potatoes!