September 25, 2013 September 25, 2013/ Morgan
I’m kind of a potato freak. I especially love french fries. I pretty much lived off french fries when I was pregnant with my daughter. These days I make my own at home. When I get the energy I make a HUGE batch with a 20 pound bag of potatoes from Costco. Then I have some plant strong fries ready and waiting for me in the freezer at a fraction of the cost of buying them in the store. And the ones in the store are likely to be prefried in soybean oil (GMO oil!) so this is all around better.
Yum. You know you want some homemade fries with soft fluffy insides and crispy outsides…. I sure as heck do!
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. Get your potatoes together and scrub them. You can peel them if you want but I never bother. Cut into fries about 1/4 – 1/2″ thick. It’s up to how thick you like them. Then bake them for 15 minutes in a single layer on the parchment lined baking sheets.
If you want to eat them NOW you can bump up the heat after 15 minutes to 425 degrees and bake for about 15-20 minutes (flip after the first 8 minutes.)
If you want to freeze them and eat them LATER, let your fries cool completely and then freeze on the same baking sheet. Once they are totally frozen peel them off the parchment paper and place into air tight freezer bags. Label them and keep them for a busy day. When you’re ready for them place them in the oven at 425 degrees on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping them over halfway through the cooking time.
They should last in the freezer for at least 6 months as long as they are properly packaged!