I Enjoy Cooking Homemade Fries In My Deep Fryer Do You Make Your Own Fries?

@Cherryd41 (1121)
United States
September 21, 2009 6:53pm CST
I started making my own fries in my deep fryer here at home I think although its fried its better health wise than getting them from like McDonalds ,KFC, Wendy's ect because you can fry them in healthier oil if you chose to do so also by cutting them yourself you eliminate the Hydrogenated Oils that they spray on the frozen fries before they ship them to the restaurants and grocery stores..I was reading the labels on some of the french fry products, such as Orida, McCains ect.. they are very high in salt and hydrogenated oils especially the seasoned fries . When I make my fries they turn out pretty good I like to make steak fries and potatoe skins. And I also fry in oils that don't have the trans fats in them it can be more expensive but its worth it in the long run.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
22 Sep 09
For many people frozen french fries are just more convenient. I have used the frozen variety and I have also made my own. It's true that homemade french fries are more time consuming. They take more preparation and cooking time. If I have the choice between the two, I will always pick homemade french fries. They are worth the wait!
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Hi Senders621 Amen to that But also frozen fries are more convenient as you stated and they do taste good especially when they are hot and crispy if it weren't for all the bad oils such as hydrogenated oils and other transfats in them it would most likely eat them more often but thats not the case Congress is starting to get more involved in the trans fats issue a lot of restaurants have switched the oils that they use to fry in and a lot of snacks are now starting to virtually eliminate the amount of trans fats they put in their product and if you look at it it makes perfect sense you can't taste it so why use it (well its cheaper for them ) but its not healthy I 'm glad something is finally being done about it though...because to many people are dieing from heart disease and other ailments due to these trans fats
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
26 Sep 09
If only there were a way to get the same great taste from french fries without all of the oils and fats that come from deepfrying. It would be so much better for our health. For now, we'll just enjoy eating frnch fries whether they are homemade or frozen.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I have done that, BUT the fryer got lost, AND now I'm on a diet and fries aren't on them
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Elicxn You can alway bake them try baking them in the oven they taste pretty good that way and can easily fit with our diet plans. Slice them and cover them in some foil wrap and put some seasoning on them and your good to go
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@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I can only have one small potato - I'd just as soon have it be baked... but I've lost 30 pounds!
@cjfoust (614)
• United States
23 Sep 09
This brought back old memories. I haven't made my own fries in a long time. Actually, I never had, it was my father that use to cut up potatoes and make our own fries years ago. I remember they use to be so delicious! That gave me a great idea for a way to switch things up. Thanks!
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
24 Sep 09
Hi Cjfoust Your quite welcome to me they just taste better when you make them yourself you can control the salt in them for one thing and you can choose to deep fry them in a better oil or bake them and eliminate the need for oil altogether and just a little butter or margerine on them season and let them bake! As long as I have some ketchup I do just fine
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
healthy oils like olive oils are quite expensive and so i will not use it for frying in deep oil like french fries and also i am healthy conscious i don't eat oily foods. if for example olive oil is cheap i would definitely try eating fries home made too. cause fries are so delicious.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
26 Sep 09
Hi HOtsummer Bake them instead they can taste just as if not better than fries you fry in oil As some of the other respondents to this topic have stated it is the healthier way to eat fries You don't have to sacrifice taste for healthy way to cook fries
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I make my own homemade hashbrowns (using leftover already cooked potatoes) vie the skillet and leftover hamburger/bacon grease. Still not terribly "healthy" but yummy all the same.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hi Xparaniax As a child I can remember my mother keeping bacon grease and chicken grease and we fried whatever we needed to fry using the leftover grease your right its not healthy but back in the day when things were tight we did what we had to do and besides it tasted really good
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I make my own fries, but I seldom make them in my deep fryer. I make mine in the oven and my family likes them that way. Plus they're a whole lot healthier in the long run lol. When I make my baked fries, I oil my cookie sheet (with sides) and add a dab of low-fat butter for taste. I sprinkle a little onion powder, garlic powder, and shake on some steak seasoning. When I cut the fries I put them in a bowl of cold, salted water. Before putting the fries onto the greased sheet I pat them dry. Then I bake at 350 for about 15 minutes and then flip them over so the other side browns. Like I said, my family loves them this way. The only time we eat McD's fries, etc, is if we're traveling. I can't even remember when the last time I used my deep fryer lol.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hi Joyfulone A lot of people including myself make fries in the oven as well I don't use my deep fryer very often at all but I bought one two years ago and rarely ever use it because I don't fry chicken or fish at home I always bake ,broil or boil but every now and then I get a taste for homestyle french fries and even if you do fry them at home its better than eating them from MCDonalds, or some other fast food place.
@BStuff (498)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I like to make my own fries too I do a mixture of Sweet potatoes and regular bake potoes. I cut them up and instead of frying them I like to bake them. I add some seasonings to them and they just come out so wonderful and super healthy. I love french fries when they are fresh. I rarely ever deep fry them I dont liek all the oil that comes along with it.
@Cherryd41 (1121)
• United States
22 Sep 09
Hi Bstuff That sounds good I never tried using sweet potatoes before although I have baked my fries in the oven I put some seasoning on them as you do and I also add a bit of onion and garlic also butter and pepper they taste really good that way and your right its less calories and a lot less fat if you do them that way.
@argytrans (226)
• United States
27 Sep 09
Yes i make my own fries. I use both sweet potatoes or the regular potatoes with spicy flour and it taste really good.
@Archie0 (4669)
26 Sep 09
[i]Hello cherry.Well i have tried to make the french fries at home but i have always failed in doing so.As soon as i fry them they turn out limp and lame, and filled with total oil in it.I dont feel like eating it, it taste nothing more than just cold potatoe. I need some tricks as how to make the fries crispier.And yes you are right i tried Mccains they contain lot of oil in them.[/i]
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 09
Hi Cherryd, I like to eat fried foods like french fries,fried chicken,etc. But I hardly fried it myself when I am doing my cooking. I just don't like to cook fried foods,it makes the kitchen very oily and I need more time to clean up the kitchen. I prefer to cook something easy and simple and good for my health. Eating too much fried food is not good for health.Tend to have high cholestrol and easy to put on weigh and also heaty.
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
Yes its better to do your own fries. Its more natural and doesn't have any preservatives. Go healthy and natural to stay young and avoid any sickness caused by those artificial additives. With regards to the oil being used, you're right we don't know how many times they used it before they change the oil. And I believing having the oil re-used and reheated caused cancer in the long run.
• China
22 Sep 09
French fries of the DIY Want to eat French fries had. Too lazy to go out, so a few potatoes from the kitchen and pulls out their own DIY. French fries is quite a simple method is: Wash peel a potato, cut into Article 5 mm square can be. Not too small, or poor taste. 2 will be a smaller pot Banguo oil, the oil heated up to eight hours into a hot, add cut potatoes, potatoes do not put too much, because too many fries will stick together. Gently stir-fry of the spade with the flip, so that potatoes be heated evenly, then the fire can be as small a number to maintain oil temperature can be. 3 Approximately 4-5 minutes or so, potatoes in the oil with the resumption of the water after floating up, the pan inside the bubble has also decreased, became a golden yellow color, you can clean wok had. After the plate into four clean wok, sprinkle a small amount of salt, fragrant french fries to do the work.
@riyasbass (121)
• India
22 Sep 09
dear cherryd41,, i could for your article that you are an "eating fan" actually i also do belong to the same....As you i am found of cooking ..for every one it is very happier to eat some thing cooked by their self even though it is less taster than that brought from restaurants..... I also comment that eating self cooked things bring mental satisfaction which is also good for our health
• China
22 Sep 09
I once made french fries and crisp chips everyweek. Washing potatoes and slicing them, then frying. You can make sure the potatoes are fresh, not freezing. And the oil is used once only. Don't worry oil used repeatedly. I seldom do this now, as the amount of work is large for me. I usually have french fries, with dipping them in ketchup. I know eating french fries in this way is traditional, but I really enjoy it! I think it's also a classic way, right? But I just one problem is how to keep them crisp. I had to fry them in batches as small pan and much potatoes. But when I finished last batch, the fries cooked before were usually softened. I've really no idea about it. Hi, could you plz share me some tips, mylotters?
@se7enthbird (8328)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
i do not, but my wife loves doing that for our child loves to eat french fries. instead of running at the fast food frequently she buys a lot of potatoes and cook french fries when our son wanted some. i guess that is more healthy for some fast food repeats in using over used oils while at home my wife use canola oil. so there are big difference. but of course we still eat french fries on fast food when we are out.