Introduction: Quick and Easy Soul Fries
My daughter Jazzy loves french fries! But not just any french fries; you can always tell the ones she doesn't like by the mound of ketchup on her plate. Over the years I've tried many methods to make a perfect french fry and I've gotten really elaborate with some of my attempts. However the simplest methods always seem to be the best! I've been asked by a lot of guests how I make such great fries when I cook my grilled steak and soul fries dinner, my only answer is you've got to add a little soul!
Rick's Quick and Easy Soul Fries!
Step 1: What You'll Need
I don't like to spend a lot of time cutting up potatoes and I could go out and give it a french fry cutter, but I found a quick and easy tool that was already lying around the kitchen.
Potatoes (I've found the red russet kind have the best taste)
Apple cutter (If you don't have one already there fairly cheap anywhere, I think I this one is from Wal-mart)
Basket (or any kind of serving tray to dump the fries in)
Paper towels (or in a pinch a couple of brown lunch bags work well too)
Marcum's Soul Seasoning (you can get this at almost any food chain store)
Step 2: Apple Cutter?
An apple cutter is a handy little tool to have around, since we eat a lot of apples it just made sense to buy one! And now I've found another use for this cheap little kitchen tool.
Tip: Now would be a good time to plug-in your fryer and start getting the oil hot
Step 1: Rinse the potatoes under cool water to wash any impurities away
Step 2: Get out your cutting board and your apple cutter
Step 3: Standard potato up on its end in place the apple cutter on the top
Step 4: Push down quickly to slice the potato
Step 5: Slice up enough potatoes to feed your group
Step 3: The Final Cut!
You could go ahead and drop them in the fryer like this however the thicker the potato is the longer it takes to fry. So I like to cut them down the center to make the fries a little thinner and easier to cook.
Step 6: Sharpen your knife and layout several of the thick wedges to be cut
Step 7: Cut the potato wedge down the center
Once you've cut the wedges in half, all you should be left with is a core's
Step 8: Cut each of the cores and half and then cut the halves and half (basically just quarter the core's
Step 4: Fry It Up and Add a Little Soul!
Now that the potatoes are cut and the fryer should be nice and hot it's time to get cooking!
Step 9: Dump your fries into the fry basket
Step 10: lower the basket in the oil (Tip: be careful the water and the potatoes makes the oil fry up big)
Let the fries cook until they start floating to the top in the oil
Step 11: Lift and drain the basket from the oil and pour into serving basket lined with paper towels
Step 12: while the fries are still glistening from the oil take the sole seasoning and lightly dust to fries then shake and re-dust till you have a nice light covering
That's it see how quick and simple it is. Altogether if you're quick with a knife you should be able to fry up a batch in as little as 10 to 15 minutes. Now if you've planned your meal right you should have had a grill fired up, the steaks marinated, and while the fries were cooking so were the steaks. Now it's just time to sit back pop the cork on a nice Chianti and listen to the rave reviews you'll be getting from your amazing fries!