French fries are a guilty, junk-food pleasure for most families. But, if you make them at home, it takes a little bit of the guilt out! But, many times we think home-made fries are no where as good as the restaurant-style crinkled ones. But, let me tell you, these are goooood! It’s hard to find yummy, seasoned french fries with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top!
If you don’t like frying your fries, these can easily be baked with about two tablespoons of olive oil dribbled on top. Just place them on a cookie sheet and bake on 400 degrees Fahrenheit until desired doneness. But, for you others who don’t mind some home-made french fries, the recipe is below.
By the way, before you dip those beautifully cut and perfectly seasoned french fries into some ketchup, try making the yummy, white sauce that many people enjoy as a dipping sauce. It’s called aoili and you can find a recipe here. Now, my family makes aoili quite often when we’re making home-made french fries. It seems to make the perfect, home-made junk food dish!
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Crinkle Cut Parmesan Fries
3 large baking potatoes or six regular-sized potatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
oil for frying
salty water for soaking
Peel potatoes. With a crinkle cutter knife, slice potatoes into thin slices, then cut into skinny strips for the fries. Next, soak in a large bowl of salty water for about ten minutes. Then, heat two inches of oil and fry the potatoes. Be careful since you soaked the potatoes. Water and oil do not mix. Shake any excess water off of the fries before placing in frying pan. Fry until desire doneness, then drain in strainer or on paper towels. Next, stir all ingredients, except the cheese, in a small bowl. Sprinkle fries with seasoning mixture. Then, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yields: 6 servings.
Do you love home-made fries? Do you bake or fry them?