I was looking for the onion that I bought over the weekend, but I could not find it. Instead, I found 2 potatoes in that bag of onion. The cashier in AEON must have mixed up my item with the fella behind me in the queue.
Oh dear.. I had no plans for potatoes. What am I gonna do with them? I can’t possibly eat potatoes with instant noodles. And I definitely can’t eat potatoes by themselves. There’s no way to cook plain potatoes without it tasting bland..
Wait a minute.. What am I talking about? Of course I can cook plain potatoes. I can either have mashed potatoes, or something slightly more tedious to prepare but infinitely more exciting!
What’s it gonna be? Decisions, decisions, decisions..
- 2 potatoes
- Salt, pepper, olive oil
- 1 lemon
- Peel the potatoes, then cut them into strips.
- Soak the strips in cold water for 2 minutes to remove the starch. Discard the water.
- Rinse the strips over running water for another 30 seconds to remove even more starch.
- Let the strips dry for 10 minutes. You can use paper towel to soak the water away if you want to.
- Drizzle the strips with some olive oil and mix them thoroughly. The oil will prevent the strips from sticking to the baking paper, and help with our quest to attain crispiness.
- Lay the strips out on a piece of baking paper. Make sure the strips are not overlapping. 180°C in the oven for 25 minutes. 160°C in my oven, as I have noted my oven seems to be slightly inaccurate on the high side when it comes to temperature control.
- Use a fork to test on one strip, make sure it is soft and fluffy thoroughly. Then set the oven to 210°C and go for another 5 minutes to get the crisp. 190°C in my oven.
- Let the strips cool down for 10 minutes before handling them. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice accordingly and mix them all up.
Done. Lazy Man’s Homemade Fries. I don’t
have like tartar sauce with my fries, so I went with some Nando’s hot peri-peri sauce. Serve with some fresh strawberries. Now that’s dinner 😉 .
What do you mean it is awkward? Strawberries and fries are not awkward together. They are delicious together! In fact, they’re the perfect match together!
Trivia: French Fries originated from Belgium, not France.