Caron’s been asking me to make this for her quite some time now and when I finally got around to making it, I realized that she had come from working nights and would be sleeping in. So like any responsible adult I devoured it with other breakfast fixings so it didn’t go to waste. I must have been about 7 years old when I first had these seasoned fries. I was sleeping over at my Uncle’s place and my cousin (he was older) decided that since we didn’t have chicken to fry we would season the fries and pretend we were eating chicken. Now there’s no substitute for delicious fried chicken, but these fries were amazing. The liking for these fries stayed with me right into my adult life. Funny thing is I don’t ever recall making it for our girls, but Tehya did have some and she too is now hooked.
I made these into chunky wedges, but you can cut the potato to any size or shape you like and follow the recipe for wonderful seasoned fresh cut fries.
4 medium/large potatoes (I like Yukon Gold)
Salt to taste
Dash of black pepper
1/4 teaspoon green seasoning mix.
Oil for deep frying
Peel and cut the potatoes into chunky wedges, rinse with water to remove some of the starchy residue off them and pat dry with a paper towel. Then in a bowl add the potato wedges, a dash of salt and black pepper and mix in the green seasoning. Allow this to marinate for about 10-15 minutes.
Now it’s time to deep fry as you normally would. I used a faily deep frying pan with about 4-5 cups of vegetable oil over medium to high heat. Once hot I slowly placed the potato wedges (I did mine in 2 batches) into the hot oil. Beware of hot oil splattering onto you. Allow this cook until you get to the desired golden brown colour you like. Can take about 8-12 minutes depending on how big your chunks of potato are and the temperature of your oil.
Remove, drain on paper towels to absorb some of the excess oil and toss with a bit of salt (to taste). Serve as part of your breakfast or on it’s own.
Maybe you have a different way of making seasoned fries you’d like to share? Leave me you comments below.