Friday, August 5, 2011

GCC Recipe Swap- Freezer Fries

I've been busy working on home improvements this week. We are painting the dining room and ripping up old carpet...then moving on to the living room. In the meantime people still eat around here. So here's a great recipe to keep in the freezer for when you're hungry kids are wanting a junk food kind of snack and you're busy painting...or whatever. Shhh. Don't tell them these are actually good for them or it might take all the fun out of it.

Homemade Frozen French Fries

Olive Oil
Seasoning (cajun, seasoning salt, or whatever your family likes)

Peel potatoes and cut into french fries. Put raw potatoes in a ziploc bag with seasoning and oil and shake to coat. You could also just use a bowl and stir it all together. Bake on a cookie sheet at 425 until done. Let cool and then place whole cookie shot in freezer until frozen solid. Remove from cookie sheet and store in a ziploc bag or plastic container. To reheat, scoop out the amount that you want, and reheat at 425 until done. (about 15-20 minutes). A $3 bag of potatoes makes several batches versus one pre-made store bought bag that cost about $3 for one serving. Can't beat that!

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Anonymous said...

These are my favorite kinds of posts. We now do the homemade hashbrowns regularly and plan to add this one to the rotation. We never buy frozen hashbrowns or fries any more - yeah the price is kind of nuts - but we do like them, so this is just what we have been looking for. Thanks!

Jackie said...

We always do homemade fries with grill seasoning (like Montreal's)'s the best! Thanks for hosting!

Jennifer said...

mmmm those look amazing! And I love recipes I can make and store in the freezer. :)

quinlyn said...

We also do this with potatoes, we call them "chips" cut thin and sprinkle with salt (leave skin on) bake till crisp, then put cheese and Sour Cream and green onions...this is our frugal "nacho"...Love them!

Erin Branscom said...

I make these all the time and I follow the same recipe as you! LOVE THEM! They are so yummy!

Anonymous said...

What are we supose to do with the olive oil? Do we coat the cookie sheet or does it go in the bag with the seasoning?

Pounds4Pennies said...

Wow I bet you could do these with sweet potatoes too. Have you tried that? I am wondering if they come out as delicious.