The other day I made homemade french fries for the first time and I was really happy with the way they came out! (I’ve made sweet potato fries a bunch of times, but I’ve never used regular potatoes before this, go figure.)
Don’t shoot me, but I am going to go ahead and put the “healthy” label on these. Yes, they are fried, but I used organic potatoes from our local CSA and I only used 3 tablespoons of coconut oil to fry the entire batch-enough for our family of five.
See? That’s not a lot of oil.
Did you notice we were eating rotisserie chicken again? I wasn’t kidding when I told you we eat it all. the. time.
The secret to these is to cut your potato into pretty skinny sticks and fry them in small batches. TWICE. Doing it twice is the secret to getting them nice and crispy and golden brown. I make my sweet potato fries the same way.
The kids were really excited about these!
- Organic potatoes (1 medium potato for every 2 people)
- Organic coconut oil
- Sea salt
- 1. Wash and dry potatoes thoroughly.
- 2.Slice potatoes into long, skinny strips the desired size of your fries.
- 3. Heat 3 tbs coconut oil over high heat
- 4. Fry potatoes in small batches
- 5. Remove each batch from oil when potatoes are cooked, but still pale yellow
- 6. Drain on paper towels
- 7. Repeat frying additional batches until pale yellow and draining on paper towels
- 8. Again in small batches, add cooked potatoes back into hot oil and fry until golden brown. Add a small amount of additional oil if necessary.
- 9. Drain on paper towels.
- 10. Add sea salt while fries are still hot.
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