Homemade French Fries


It’s summer time, which means it’s also BBQ season! You can hardly have a burger without a side of fries, and nothing beats crispy homemade french fries. If you get our newsletter (you do, right? If not you can sign up here) you already know we’ve got three cool burger recipes to share this month, and these fries are the perfect side for all of them.

We also sent out an invitation for those who live around Toronto to join us for a burger tasting this weekend (seriously, if you aren’t a subscriber go sign up already!):

We are planning to share with you 3 different burger patties: quinoa, red lentils and salmon. To do so, we’ll have to cook them and eat them (what a bummer eh?). If you are a hungry follower and you happen to be in Toronto we’re planning to host a small get together & taste-my-burger party.

If you would like to one of our guinea pigs please write us an email at info@ourfreshkitchen.com. Make sure to use the Subject “I want to be a guinea pig” and we’ll add you to the selected list of attendees.

We’ll only ask for a small donation (defined by you) that will go to the “Cycle for Sight Foundation” that Kim supports.

Now are you totally pumped for french fry heaven? Good. Let’s do this!

Making Homemade French Fries

Really simple, three ingredients: potatoes, olive oil and salt.  You can spice up your fries with paprika, rosemary or cayenne pepper if you like, or keep it simple and leave out even the salt.

Also worth noting: this recipe works just as well with sweet potatoes, although they often need a longer baking time and you will never ever want to eat anything else.  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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Preheat the oven to 415F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

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Cut the potato in half, then slice along the length of the potato to create fries.  Thinner slices will bake faster and make crispier fries, while larger slices will be softer and chewy; aim for a reasonably consistent thickness so the thinner ones don’t burn before the rest are done.

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Place cut fries in a small bowl and add the olive oil, using your hands (come on, get your hands a little messy!) to move the fries around until they’re coated in oil. 

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Add salt and seasonings according to your preference and mix with your hands one final time before spreading the fries out on the baking sheet.

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Bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 15-20 minutes (thicker fries will take longer to bake).

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The fries are done when they’re browned and crispy.  Serve with love.

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Homemade French Fries
Serves 2
Really simple, three ingredients: potatoes, olive oil and salt. You can spice up your fries with paprika, rosemary or cayenne pepper if you like, or keep it simple and leave out even the salt. Also worth noting: this recipe works just as well with sweet potatoes, although they often need a longer baking time and you will never ever want to eat anything else. Don't say I didn't warn you. Use one medium potato per person and adjust the oil and salt amounts to suit the number of servings.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 medium potatoes
  2. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  3. Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 415F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the potato in half, then slice along the length of the potato to create fries. Thinner slices will bake faster and make crispier fries, while larger slices will be softer and chewy; aim for a reasonably consistent thickness so the thinner ones don't burn before the rest are done.
  3. Place cut fries in a small bowl and add the olive oil, using your hands (come on, get your hands a little messy!) to move the fries around until they're coated in oil.
  4. Add salt and seasonings according to your preference and mix with your hands one final time before spreading the fries out on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip them over and bake for another 15-20 minutes (thicker fries will take longer to bake).
  6. The fries are done when they're browned and crispy. Serve with love.
Nutritional Information
  1. 200 cal | 5g fat | 37g carbs | 4g fiber | 2g protein
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Kim is a triathlete training to qualify for the Ironman World Championships, and spends most of her free time baking, eating Hector’s food or training in the most challenging conditions she can find – usually up hills or on the hottest days of the year. But she insists that Hector’s the crazy one!

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