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How to bring down McDonalds while eating healthy and cheaper at home

Step 5: Frying the fries

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First off, I'd like to say that contrary to popular notion, we do NOT fry everything in the south. Having said that, I will now show you how to fry things.

This step isn't that complicated. Pour a few tablespoons of oil into your dish-I used a skillet, but a large pot would have been much better. Carefully put in your chopped up 'taters in and fry. Remove and drain on a paper towel. Salt to taste. Mine turned brown, but I probably left them in too long-it's hard to get them all done without browning them. They were still delicious.

Hot grease spits. Thus the saying, "faster than a pan of hot grease can spit". I learned this fast, and got wise quickly. You may want to wrap your arm in a towel like I did. I was also glad I was wearing glasses, I've heard horror stories from people who fry fries at McDonalds who have gotten hot grease in their eyes...
 
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Ortzinator5 years ago
Wrapping your arm in a towel is overkill. Just make sure the potatoes are DRY. Hot oil goes crazy when you get water in it. But feel free to use a towel if the oil makes you nervous.
jeff-o5 years ago
For an even healthier fry, try making oven fries instead. Just slice up the potatoes, dump them in a bowl, mix in a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and seasonings (salt, pepper, cajun, cayenne, whatever), and place them on a lightly oiled pan. Put them in the oven at 450 for about 15-20 minutes a side, and you're done!
Lithium Rain (author)  jeff-o5 years ago
Sounds delicious! You should do an instructable.
Oh! I'm sure it's already been done. There is a great one on how to make sweet potato fries, just follow the same instructions using regular potatoes.