Skinny Fries!

By September 20, 2011 , , ,

100_4144 Skinny fries aren't really that skinny, but hey it's all that fry goodness and craving you love in a slightly better for you package.

The key in this being easy is having a slicer.

100_4133 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!100_4134

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. 

So you chop your taters.100_4135

Then you soak them in ice water for at least 10 minutes.100_4136

Scoop off the ice, strain the potatoes, dry out your bowl.100_4137100_4138


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.100_4139Stir in the seasonings and oil really well.

Spray your pan with olive oil so you can flip them.
Bake in the oven at 400 for 30-45 min. Flipping/stirring once, and keeping an eye on them at the end.100_4144

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!

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  1. I love making homemade fries, but this slicer would make that so much easier. I do it all by hand!