It’s a good day to improve your knife skills and enjoy these fries since it is a great potato holiday.
Potatoes were planted in Idaho as early as 1838 and became popular in the United States by the influence of fast food chains. They were sold pre-fried/baked and frozen starting in the 1960s.
Julienning is a knife technique of cutting a food item into long thin strips, similar to matchsticks.
Grab that russet potato sitting in your cabinet and let’s begin.
Time to Bake
Preheat your oven to 375° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Toss potatoes with salt and oil plus any other spices you like. Bake cut potatoes for 15 minutes turning them over at the halfway point. Keep an eye on them so they don’t over brown.
Cheap & Easy 3 Minute Ketchup
While the fries are cooking make some Ketchup (really easy)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix till sugar dissolves.
2 (6 oz cans tomato paste)
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
Put excess in the fridge. Good for several months.