Making delicious fries at home is SUPER simple!
Now, I was sent a KUUK Potato Chipper free for review, and we used that to cut up the potatoes. Of course, that is by no means necessary. All you need to make your potato fries is a sharp knife and a cutting board. It does take more time that way.
Unfortunately, I didn’t love the KUUK Potato Chipper because it’s flimsy. I worried I’d break the handle pushing down so hard to send medium potatoes through the blades and the grip on the bottom to keep the machine fixed to the counter didn’t work one bit. Great concept & design, but poor materials. However, I have to give credit where credit is due, so I’ll leave you with this tidbit. I’m going to continue to use this machine because it cut my prep time in half, made really uniform size fries, and my toddler got a huge kick out of being able to help. So, if you’d like one, the price point on Amazon is $6, free shipping with Prime.
- High Temp Cooking Oil
- Wash & peel your potatoes then set aside. For this batch, I used 6 small-medium russet potatoes. The amount you’ll use depends on how many fries you want. My toddler would prefer we use more like 12 potatoes. Tiny fry-enthusiast that he is.
- Pour a deep well of oil into a skillet and turn your stove temp to 6. We use cast-iron. It should be between 1-2 inches deep because you want the oil to engulf the potato as you put them in the pan. This will give you the most even cook.
- While you wait for the oil to heat up, chop your potatoes.
- When the oil is hot, you should see it glistening with bubbles, add your fries. Do this VERY CAREFULLY so the oil doesn’t pop back on you!
- Prep a plate with paper towels so you have somewhere to land your fries. The paper towel is to soak up all the grease.
- Next keep an eye on your fries. They should cook anywhere between 5-12 minutes depending on thickness and how crispy you like them. What you’re really looking for is a nice golden color. That’s how you’ll know they’re ready to come out.
- Place the done fries onto top of the paper towels and let the grease absorb.
- Finally, season to taste. We use just salt, but you can put whatever spices you love.
Happy (not so) healthy eating!