Thursday, February 9, 2012

fries! because i haven't fried enough stuff yet...

yep. after the deepfrystravaganza the other day, and an incredibly long week.. i felt like attempting french fries. because why buy them, when you can spend way too long making them?

because they're delicious, that's why.

and easy... ish? okay. a little messy, but worth it.

you'll need (per good-size serving):
one fist-size white skinned potato
a good amount of canola oil (1/4 cup or so)
leftover bbq rub from the wings. just saying.

first, slice your potato into french fries. yeah yeah, i know, my world was rocked when i read this too. you can do this by slicing length-wise, so you have long sheets of potato, then slicing thinly. thin means crispy, and crispy means tasty. no giant steakfries here.

then, put in a pot of cold, salted water and bring to a boil for a while. this gets rid of excess starch and cooks them through, leaving you to just crisp the suckers up. strain, and leave them to steam off excess moisture.

then, fry the suckers. while they're drying, heat up your oil on medium-high heat, and add in a single layer at a time. try not to overcrowd the pan. i did batches, like so:

fry until crispy, then toss on a paper-towel lined plate, season immediately, then in a 250 degree oven to stay warm.

eventually, you'll have lots of delicious fries!

what to do with these? well, i made breakfast-for-dinner, and ate it like so:

the red stuff on the eggs is sriracha. the orangey-yellow stuff (damn iphone camera) is sriracha mayo for the fries. don't judge me, i was once like you - not eating sriracha mayo. it sucked.


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