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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Crispy Homemade Seasoned French Fries

























My husband and kids love these home made fries. I don't make it very often, but it was our Wedding Anniversary yesterday so I thought I will surprise my husband with his favorite side dish.


Ingredients

* 7 Idaho or russet potatoes washed thoroughly

* 1 cup crispy fry mix (or you can use 1/2 cup of all purpose flour, half cup of rice flour, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda mixed together to substitute crispy fry mix)

* 1 cup of corn starch

* 1 teaspoon garlic salt

* 1 teaspoon onion salt

* 1 tablespoon salt

* 1 tablespoon paprika

* 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

* 1 tablespoon cumin powder

* 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

* 3/4 cup lemon or lime juice

* You will need 1 large Ziploc bag

* Vegetable oil for deep frying



Method:

* Slice potatoes in to thick wedges/fries with skin intact.

* Place the fries into cold water so they won't turn brown.

* Once you cut all the potatoes, drain all the water and transfer and spread them on a wide microwave safe dish or casserole.

* Cook them in Microwave (uncovered) on high power for 5 min.

* Take them out of Microwave and let them cool.

* Heat oil in a deep fryer at 400 degrees.

* While the oil is heating, mix all the flours, salt and spices in a large bowl till everything is incorporated.

* Transfer the flour mix in a large Ziploc bag.

* Transfer all the cut wedges and fries in to this bag.

* Add lemon or lime juice.

* Zip seal the bag securely.

* Gently toss and coat all the spiced batter on fries with hands on outsides of sealed Ziploc bag.

* Once all the fries are coated well with batter, transfer by emptying the content of bag in a bowl or plate.

* Deep fry the coated fries until golden brown and crispy.

* Remove and drain on paper towels.

* Serve the fries with any one or more of following desired sauces: Cheese sauce, Garlic chili sauce, Ketchup, Maggie sweet and sour sauce, Mint/cilantro chutney or tamarind chutney, or simply serve them plain.


Enjoy :)

Recipe and Photographs by Surekha.

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