Make Awesome French Fries at Home

Dinner, In Season
on July 2, 2013
Idaho Potato Commission

French fries are as close to a no-fail dinner accompaniment as you can get. Grilling steak? Fries will go with that. How about burgers? Sandwiches? Fish? Yep, yes and absolutely—you’ll want fries with those too. We, of course, crave fries most when they’re made from scratch, seasoned with sea salt and given a special spin in any number of ways. So here, for your grilling, baking or skillet-sizzling pleasure, are five of our most favorite spins:

Sweet & Savory Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Steak Fries

If you want dinner from the grill, it’s super easy to toss thickly cut fries right alongside your steak or kebabs. This recipe is seasoned to perfection with thyme, garlic, ginger and chili powder.

Greek Fries

Greek Fries with Idaho Potatoes

Sprinkle salty feta cheese a top pan fried potatoes with a touch of red wine vinegar for pretty fries with classic Mediterranean flair.

Baked Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potato Fries

We are pretty sweet for sweet potatoes—and for this recipe. It’s a lightened up version that gets its flavor from a modest seasoning of oregano, cumin and coriander. Plus, these fries bake in a little less than 30 minutes making them anything but a time commitment.

Skillet Fries

Skillet Fries with Gremolata and Aioli

Homemade aioli, mayonnaise dressed up with lemon juice and garlic, serves as a creamy-and-zesty dipping sauce for skillet fried potatoes. Aside from the fabulous accompanying dip, a sprinkling of gremolata and a mix of fresh parsley, lemon zest and garlic is what makes these hand-cut potato fries irresistible.

Baked Fries

Baked Fries

If you like your fries classic and minimal, this recipe will be right up your alley. Like the others in this list, they aren’t fried but baked, which uses less oil and is better for you!

Looking for more ideas? Here are more ideas for awesome fries:

—By Mahala Scott 

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