Here’s my recipe for (Baked) Homemade Frozen Fries 😉 Enjoy!!!
Make your own Fresh FROZEN French Fries!
Yes, that’s quite a mouthful.. so are these fries 😉
So I’m at the grocery store standing in front of two bags of potatoes.. 5lb and 10lb bags, and there is only $1 in price difference between them. I rationalized to myself that there was only $1 difference, and it didn’t make sense to buy the 5lb bag.. problem being, there are only 2 of us in my house lol.. 10lb of potatoes is hard to use up before they start growing NEW potatoes on them, haha. So out of shear unwillingness to lose out on 5lb of potatoes for only $1 more, this recipe was born.. I hope you like it as much as I do.
- 8 medium russet potatoes (pick the longest ones in your bag, all roughly the size length) scrubbed clean (skin on!)
- Oil (use ANY oil you like, the healthier, the better 😉 I personally use veggie oil)
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Cut potatoes into fries, thickness of your choice.. I chose like a steak-cut size, cook time in this recipe will reflect steak-cut sized fries, lessen the bake time if you cut them thinner 😉 Immediately place into a large bowl or pot of COLD WATER. Leave soaking bowl/pot in the fridge at least 30 minutes, up to 3 hours.
- After the soaking period, drain the potatoes and preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- After you’ve drained the potatoes, dry completely with clean paper towels. This is very important, otherwise the oil won’t stick!
- Place fries in a big bag, coat with oil (enough to coat them all) salt & pepper (to taste) and toss vigorously to coat them all evenly.
- Scatter all the fries on to as many non-stick baking sheets as it takes to have all the fries in ONE even layer, not crowded. This is important.. if you crowd the fries, they’ll steam instead of crisp. If you don’t have a big oven, or not enough baking sheets, do 2 batches 😉
- Bake fries 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until just cooked through & nicely browned on both sides. Let cool to room temperature when done. (Leave them on the baking sheet where they are!)
- When fries are cooled completely, use your spatula to ensure none of the fries are stuck to the sheet tray, shake fries back into an even layer with none overlapping and freeze all the trays of fries (yes, STILL on the trays)
- After they’ve frozen on the trays, bag them up & store them in the freezer. To reheat, bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, or until heated through!