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Thick-Cut Home Fries


This is a quick and easy side dish that everyone will love even picky eater. These home fries are my mothers recipes that she's made for years.
Here original home fries use russet potatoes but I had yellow potatoes left over from making gnocchi last week so I decided to use them.  The golden potatoes have a little more flavor and slightly sweeter than russets.

You only need 4 ingredients: potatoes, oil, salt and pepper. You also sprinkle on taco seasoning, chipotle pepper with a little salt mixture, creole seasonings or even dry barbecue seasoning.


They have a crispy outside with a tender inside.

Tools

Skillet or Deep Fat Fryer
Tongs
Wired Rack
Paper Towels
Cookie Sheet

Time: ~25 minutes

Recipe

4 to 5 Medium Size Gold Potatoes
About 3 cups Canola Oil, can use any oil that has a high smoke point (it depends on the size of the skillet or pan you use in the amount of oil you will need)
Sea Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

1.) In a deep skillet, heat up oil to 375 degrees. It may take 5 to 10 minutes to heat up.
2.) While the oil heats up, rinse and cut potatoes into 1/4 inch slices.
3.) The oil will start to bubble the oil is ready to cook. Place potatoes into pan, do not place potatoes on top of eat other.
4.) Place paper towels on the bottom of the cookie sheet then place the wired rack on top.
4.) Let the potatoes fry on one side for 5 minutes then flip to the other side for another 5 minutes. After they have cooked 10 minutes on each side continue to rotate the potatoes for another 5 minutes.

5.) Transfer fries to wired rack. Sprinkle on salt and pepper or any dry seasoning of your choice. Enjoy!




Comments

  1. Yum! I think my own mom makes something similar to these, except I think she uses garlic salt and butter. :)

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  2. Wow my kids wold love this recipe.Thanks for sharing!

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  3. YESSSS! These are fantastic! Love it! :-)

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  4. Yum! Ill have to make these sometime! I am a huge french fry lover so i am sure Ill love these haha!

    XO-Lisa
    www.thatssodarling.com

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  5. When I first had homemade fries I had to take a step back. The difference in taste is amazing.

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  6. I can never resist any type of homemade fries! So tasty!

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  7. Im camping right now in himalayas. A perfect receipe to enjoy my meal here. Thanks

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  8. Yum, this looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe, adding it to my "to cook" list :)

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  9. Looks so yummy, I love me some carbs!

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  10. Being from the south my family had this at pratically every get together! I make it every so often in my home.. it's so good!

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  11. I prepared potatoes this way a lot of times, and it's honestly always so delicious. Maybe my favorite way to prepare them.

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  12. Yummy! This sounds delish. We've been looking for something new to cook this weekend, and guess this will be it. Thanks!

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  13. Those looks absolutely scrumptious! I have been taking a try on home cooking as of late and will definitely give this version a try.

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  14. Yummy, I really want to try out this dish because my family loves potatoes. I like that it is crispy outside with a tender inside.

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  15. Home fries have always been my favorite and mom was my teacher as well. Thanks for sharing, I think I try them that way the next time I make them.

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  16. I've been making similar potatoes for years, but we always slathered them in oil and baked them. They are always delicious!

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  17. What I love about making your own homemade fries is first they are homemade and second you can add what ever seasoning you want depending on what else you are serving.

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  18. yummy! I love finding new things to do with potatoes :)

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    1. Ialso do this at home and dipped with Heinz tomato sauce.. Yummylicious!

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  19. Oh my gosh this looks so good and now I want some potatoes! YUM thanks so much for sharing!

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  20. I love thick cut fries. I haven't made them in a while and now you have me craving them. I know they will be on the menu tonight.

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  21. There's nothing better than home made fries. These look lovely!

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  22. These look amazing! Potato dishes can be so easy, and so delicious and filling.

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  23. I am a potato & a fries lover who's up for it all the time. What a wonderful and an easy recipe that too from easy. Thanks for sharing, I'm going to try this one at home.

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  24. These look so yummy! I'll have to try them tonight

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  25. Yummy! These are so easy and good! My mom used to make them too and I occasionally do as well! Way better than frozen store bought fries!

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  26. looks easy to make and perfect for lazy dinners! www.crayonized.com

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  27. This looks delicious and the best part is that it seems easy to make, since I am not much of a cook I am always looking for recipes like this.

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  28. My mouth is watering!!! I love buying potatoes because they're cheap and filling but can't think of what to do with them anymore. This looks like something me and my partner would love so can't wait to try this recipe tonight.

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  29. I regret that I stumble upon this blog post because now I'm really craving for potato fries!! :D

    http://milkaapw.blogspot.com

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  30. Mmm now I'm craving some homemade fries! They look soooo good!

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  31. I like easy recipes like this! Thank you for sharing!

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  32. Looks like a simple recipe. Now I know what to try with my new batch of potatoes!

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  33. this looks so yummy , thanks for sharing with us dear !

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  34. It seems so easy and delicious!! i definitely try it :-) Thanks for sharing with us <3

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  35. I like to make thin cut fries and bake them with a hodge podge of seasonings. Much better than eating out.

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  36. Oh yes! Totally delicious and something I find very comforting to eat, plus they keep you full too! I need to get myself a fryer ;-)

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  37. This is much more up my alley than the homemade chips that so many people make. Maybe because I am more unhealthy. hahaha. These look so good.

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  38. I have made fries like this although usually not putting the potatoes into oil. IT does look delicious for sure. I will have to try this out.

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  39. YES! These look great we make them and load up with nacho stuff instead of chips -- so good!

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  40. very easy recipe and they look scrumptious

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  41. Sumptuous. Nice fries. I leatbt something new today

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  42. Whaddya know - yours is the second post I've come across this week about home-made fries! Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something ;) Great recipe; I love how easy it actually is!

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  43. I love these fries. We do a similar one but with different seasoning.

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  44. Wow, they look delicious but too much oil for me. And too much work. But if you invite me for dinner I'll try them out. All of them. :)

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  45. This is the perfect comfort food and I can see myself enjoying this in the fall. I like the easy recipe too.

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  46. Great recipe! We had a similar one growing up, but ours were baked with ranch powder. Thank you for sharing.

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  47. We love making our own fries at home! My kids love their fries and its definitely more convenient to make our own... plus its probably healthier! I will have to check this one out!

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  48. I love homemade fries and I have a bunch of extra potatoes so this is a great reminder of what to do with them

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  49. I've never deep-fried sliced potatoes, although my mother used to make home "fries" from sliced potatoes in the oven. They're very good! My husband learned to make traditional Montreal-style French fries from his father. He insists on thick-cut potato sticks and soaks them in water prior to frying. They are so decadent, especially for making poutine with tons of gooey curd cheese!

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