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Potato has a recipe for preparing fries in the oven. OK, they are actually chips and not fries. But the point is that I was looking forward to fries/chips without investing in new equipment or using much oil.

 

Unfortunately, I was so dissatisfied with the result that I didn't even take a picture. Although cooked, they weren't golden brown. They were a bit bland and greasy. The left-overs were reasonable when cooked into an omelet.

 

Do you have a good recipe that doesn't require a deep frier?

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queenoftheskies
Jun. 26th, 2012 12:39 pm (UTC)
When I make homemade French fries, I fry them in oil in a regular skillet and then drain them on paper towels so they're not greasy.
mmarques
Jun. 27th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
I could try that!
queenoftheskies
Jun. 27th, 2012 03:33 am (UTC)
They're delicious. I cut mine kinda thin and they cook up fast.
epi_lj
Jun. 26th, 2012 01:20 pm (UTC)
I've heard that the secret to crispy fries in the oven is to pre-season them (via the "shake in a bag" method) with a seasoning mixture that includes a little sugar. I have not actually tried this myself, so I can't personally vouch for whether or not it works. Of course, once you're seasoning them with sugar anyway, you might as well throw a few other herbs and spices in there.
mmarques
Jun. 28th, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
We try to not use sugar, so I think the pan-fried option is looking best
damonshaw
Jun. 26th, 2012 03:43 pm (UTC)
I use a frying pan with less than an inch of oil. The difficult bit is turning them over half way through, but they always come out crispy. I also salt the chips before frying.

Oven baked ones would have to probably be cooked medium hot, then turn up the heat high to crisp them up. I imagine it is like roast potatoes, where the secret is never letting them cool, even when basting.
mmarques
Jun. 28th, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Good idea. I actually use a pan when making fries for the Portuguese dish "balcahau a braz" (cod and fries, bound up with egg), but I never tried it for just plain fries.
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