Homemade French Fries

Dinner always needs a side dish and you can’t go wrong with baked homemade french fries. They’re simple to make, tasty and let’s face it, the kids (and adults) love it!

I’ve been making my own homemade fries for years. I used to cut the potatoes with a knife but then I discovered some gadgets that make it so much easier and faster. You just insert the potato and it comes out in slices. Then you just season and bake.

I’ve been using the old version of the Starfrit Chipper but after so many years, it’s time to replace it and I’m thinking one of these would be perfect.

Homemade French Fries

Ingredients:
Potatoes
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper

You can always adjust to accommodate your families tastes or experiment with new spices, like garlic powder, cayenne pepper and even Montreal steak seasoning.

Instructions:
1.  Wash and scrub your potatoes.
2. Put them in the chopper of your choice or cut them with a knife.
3. Put them in bowl. Drizzle with olive (or canola) oil and shake until each piece is covered.

homemade fries
4. Sprinkle with your favourite seasoning and shake.
5. Cover a baking tray with foil, grease and then put the fries on the tray in a single layer.
6. Put them in the over that’s already preheated to 450 degrees. Bake for 40-50 minutes.
7. Let them cool and serve with dinner.

You can also try this recipe with sweet potatoes and yams, just lower the oven temperature and cooking time a little as they bake faster. And the french fries are perfect with these homemade chicken strips.

fries & chicken strips

What your favourite side dish to serve with dinner?

*This is not a sponsored post. As always, all opinions are my own.

10 thoughts on “Homemade French Fries

  1. Hello Salma,

    These French fries look yummy – but I’m not the cook in our family! My husband is 🙂 I make popcorn and salads – and now that fall is here, I make a mean chicken noodle soup full of fresh veggies and noodles.

    Bruce makes his French fries in a nonstick frying pan, with just a bit of olive oil. I’ll send him your link, and see if he wants to try them in the oven, now that it’s a bit cooler outside.

    In peace and passion,
    Laurie

  2. I tried the starfrit potatoe chipper. It’s pretty fantastic. Especially the red one…matches all my other kitchen appliances 😉

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