When I was traveling in Belguim, I stayed with a family who was extremely proud of their homemade french fries. At the time, I didn’t get it – french fries are french fries, right? Throw some potatoes in oil, and call it good.

Today I know better. I tried to make some fries for the kids for the last day of vacation. We had no activities planned, so I figured that making up some fries would be a special treat. My fries were nothing to be proud of, however. Apparently there is more to the process than throwing some potatoes in oil.

Rather than figure out what I was doing wrong, however, I went a different route. I cut some more potatoes and breaded them, because I knew it would work. And, oh my, they were delicious!

Breaded French Fries:

2 medium potatoes, cut into fries
1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
healthy dash of paprika

Mix the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a bowl, and then gradually add water until you have a runny batter. Heat oil (in a deep frier, if you have one). Dip fries in batter and then drop one by one into the frier. Fries are done when they float and are a nice golden brown, about 5 – 7 minutes.


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One Response to Fries

  1. Coull Family says:

    Ummm yeah, can I have some? I'll bring the wine – you make the fries, that should be an entire meal! Oh, I guess we could throw in some cheese, too. Then the meal is complete!!

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