3 Recipes for homemade French fries

Claire Gallam

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Who doesn't love french fries, especially those crispy, crunchy, extra fatty ones you get at the drive thru? Since it's bathing suit season though, why not satisfy your craving for fries with one of these baked recipes instead?

Lemon and basil fries

You'll be surprised at how easy these are to make, and the fact that each requires fewer than six ingredients. Pair one of these homemade fries with your favorite burger or chicken dish tonight for dinner and we promise you'll never crave Micky D's again.

Lemon & basil wedges

Serves about 6

Ingredients:

  • 4 russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  2. Cut the potato in half and then into wedges. (You'll have about 32 wedges total).
  3. Drizzle the olive oil and lemon juice over the wedges. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chopped basil.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes. Then flip each wedge and then bake another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries

Cinnamon sugar sweet potato fries

Serves about 4

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Quart of vegetable oil

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a large 3-quart pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Wash the sweet potatoes and cut into thick slices. Place the potatoes in the oil and fry until crispy on all sides, or about 8 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oil and place on a paper towel. Mix the sugar, cinnamon and a dash of salt together and sprinkle over the fries.

spicy waffle fries

Crispy waffle fries

Serves about 6

Ingredients: 

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • About 2-3 tablespoons spicy Cajun seasoning

Directions: 

  1. Heat oil in a large 3-quart pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Meanwhile, add the waffle slicer to your mandolin (we used the OXO one). Hold the potatoes and cut into thick slices (we did ours about 1/2-inch thick).
  3. Once oil is hot, add potatoes to the fryer and fry for about 5-7 minutes, or until golden brown on all sides. Place on a paper towel-lined plate. While warm, sprinkle fries with Cajun seasoning.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.

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