Frozen French Fries

how to make french fries
Absolutely NEVER buy another bag of frozen french fries again! It is super easy to make your own bags of french fries, you can control the amount of fat and oil that the fries are prepared in, and you know where and how the potatoes were grown.

You can make regular french fries or sweet potato fries!

Jan's tip: You may find it easier to buy a french fry cutter. They run about 15 dollars and are a good investment if you plan on making these on a regular basis. I just used a knife and cut down about 15 potatoes in less than 10 minutes.

Frozen French Fries

Ingredients:
potatoes
olive oil
seasonings if desired

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Peel potatoes (if you must, I detest peeling them, so I leave the skins on!) and cut into desired shapes
(wedges, shoestring, etc).








Place the cut potatoes in a large bowl of ice water while you work. (Keeps them from turning brown.)







Drain potatoes and lay on single layer on baking pans.

Drizzle fries with olive oil, season with any desired seasonings.  Gently toss fries to coat. (You can throw them all in a bowl or bag and shake them if you'd prefer).









Cook fries till just done. (Your not going for brown and crispy here, just cook the potatoes through)









Place pans of fries directly in the freezer so that the fries flash freeze individually in a single layer.
Jan's Tip: Don't try to move or jostle them too much, they will break apart. 

When fries are frozen, remove pans from freezer and place fries in ziplock bags or airtight containers in the freezer. (You may need to use a spatula to pop some of them off the pan.)

TO COOK FROZEN FRIES:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees
Pull out desired amount of frozen fries and place them  onto lightly greased cookie sheet, and bake till desired crispiness. Approx. 15 min.
(Or you can deep fry them if you prefer).
DO NOT THAW FRIES FIRST.
make your own french fries
These 2 gallon bags of fries came from 15 average sized potatoes.



19 comments:

  1. I made frozen hash browns the other day and was wondering about french fries...Now I know how to make those too. Thanks!

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    1. Mmmm. I love hashbrowns, But I never make them, you just made me realize I want some ! Hope you like the fries too!
      Hugs,
      Jan

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  2. What a good idea--I usually just make them as needed. I'll have to remember to do this when I have potatoes again!

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    1. I only have one small handful left, wish we could get together and do a big batch to split!
      Hugs,
      Jan

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  3. Love this! I'm a new follower of your other site, but I don't see that I can follow you on FB. Is Tip Garden and Frugal Pantry having the same info?
    Consider yourself hugged,
    http://simpleesue.com/try-one-new-recipe-a-week-butterscotch-apple-fluff/

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    1. Thanks Sue! You are so kind. Yes, I just combined them on the Tip Garden's facebook page and have been meaning to stop and get the facebook button on here, but keep doing other things instead! I appriciate the nudge! In the mean time I do have the fb follow button on over at TipGarden.blogspot.com for anyone interested till I can get it over here as well.
      You are the best! Love ya!
      Jan

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  4. Great idea.........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  5. Duh! Why did I never think of this. I do this all the time from scratch and messing up how long it takes so we are always waiting for the fries. Thank you!

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    1. Believe me, I had the same reaction years ago when I realized how much easier it is to do it this way! You'll never go back. You are just giving yourself a head start so to speak!
      Have a great week!
      Jan

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  6. How long will they last in the freezer?

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    1. At least 3 months and probably longer. I should find out soon, because I am a new empty nester, and with no teenage boys to feed, they are still in my freezer! I think I made my last batch in july (4 months ago), they are cooking up great so probably 6 months is my comfort level.

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  7. thanks for all your recipes and tips! i come to this site often !!! :)

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    1. Tarah, Thanks for such nice feedback! I needed it this week! I am so glad you found me!
      Have a great week!
      Jan

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  8. Thanks so much! You are a life safer. We are preparing for winter at my house... freezing and dehyrdating fruits and veggies like crazy... so DS has safe foods this winter (food allergies). DS is thrilled that he will be able to have french fries even when the farmers markets are closed for the winter :0) Thanks again.

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  9. Hi. How long do you cook the fries before you flash freeze them? Please let me know
    Thx.

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    1. It depends a bit on how thick I cut the fries, but I cook them approximately 20-30 minutes i'd say.. I want them cooked through but not turning brown and crispy yet.

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  10. what tempreture do you cook the fries before you freeze them?

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    1. The directions at the top, the first step mentions to preheat oven @ 425 °. I usually cook them about that temp, but really you can cook at any temp and just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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