Saturday, March 14, 2015

Baked French Fries Recipe & Mudding

Steve continues to chip away at our bathroom project with mudding at the top of the to-do list.

Thanks to Steve's steady hand with the mud, the sanding process won't coat the entire house in fine particulate matter. The weather looks great this next week so the outside vent install is next on the list.

To fuel all this work I am spending a lot of time in this sunny place making food for the bathroom-project-weary.

One thing that always cheers both of us are french fries. Who doesn't love them? They don't have to be grease laden gut bombs to taste delicious! We are still loaded with potatoes from last season, which have stored quite well. If you've not grown them, give it a try this season and then enjoy this favorite food and munch away happily knowing they are pesticide free, baked and still absolutely delicious. Yum.

Easy Baked Fries Recipe:

5 or 6 medium sized potatoes (ours are Blue Gold, a nice firm sort of waxy textured potato)
1-2 tbsp Olive oil
Salt (1/2 teaspoon or so)
1-2 tbsp dried herbs and/or spices (sometimes we use dried basil or marjoram and other times we use ground cumin and chili pepper)

Slice or cut your potatoes into fry shapes. We are super low tech and use one of these to cut our fries. Put them in a bowl and toss them with olive oil, salt and herbs or spices. Spread in a single layer on a prepared cookie sheet. (very lightly greased or parchment papered)

Bake at 375 degrees F for approximately 40 minutues (or until desired crispness), tossing halfway through.

Serve hot and with ketchup. Yum.


  1. ohh the mudding, My ceiling seams didnt come out flat as I had hoped if I have any time left I may wet them and scrape it off and try again!! Love the fries recipe...I make 'em with skin on and in big wedges, its like a meal!

    1. I offered to help on this one and Steve said it would be less work if I participated in another project! Ha! Drywalling ease definitely seems to depend on a light hand with the mudding. Yes, we always leave the skin on our fries too. YUM. This latest batch we put on curry powder and it is phenomenal!

  2. Hi Jennifer and Steve! Looking good on the bathroom project, awesome! We do something similar with our potatoes, but we cut them up in small cubes. Don't know if this is regional, but here they are referred to as "home fries". They are very popular with my family, my oldest makes them by himself and does a great job at it! We like to add a little garlic powder to ours along with the herbs. Hope spring is coming along for you nicely, we're finally seeing some melting, can't wait to see my garden again! Peace to you both! ~Vonnie


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