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How to Freeze Homemade French Fries

Whether you grow your own potatoes, purchase in bulk from the farmer' market, or snag a great deal at the supermarket, a day of prep can fill your freezer full of potato French fries ready to bake or air fry quickly for meals.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: freeze french fries
Servings: 4
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Grow a Good Life

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes (or any amount)
  • water
  • several trays of ice cubes
  • avocado oil spray for baking
  • salt and seasoning of choice

Instructions

  • Scrub your potatoes, peel, rinse well, and pat dry with a kitchen towel.
  • Fill a large bowl with cold water.
  • Cut the potatoes into 1/2-inch fry shapes. Place the cut potatoes in the bowl of cold water as you work.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. While the pot is heating up, fill a large bowl with cold water and ice.
  • Working in batches, blanch your fries by dropping them into the boiling water. Boil each batch for 2 to 5 minutes, or until the interiors are soft.
  • Remove the blanched fries and drop them into the ice water. Let cool for at least 15-minutes.
  • Remove and dry well with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Lay the blanched fries out in a single layer on a parchment lined sheet pan and flash freeze for about 1 hour.
  • Once frozen, place the frozen fries in a zipper bag, and store for up to 3 months in the freezer. Keep the fries frozen until you cook them.

Notes

Oven Baked French Fries: To bake the frozen fries, preheat your oven to 450˚F. Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray, spread out the frozen fries, spray with more cooking spray, and bake in the preheated oven until brown and crispy, about 12 to 15 minutes depending on the size. Turn about half way through. Season and serve warm.
Air Fryer Frozen French Fries: To cook frozen fries in an air fryer, first preheat the air fryer to 400˚F. Toss or spray with a cooking oil. Place the potatoes in the air fryer basket, and air fry until crispy, about 15 to 20 minutes. Toss about halfway through so the fries cook evenly. Season and serve warm.
Deep Fried French Fries: To deep fry, heat a deep fryer filled with vegetable oil to 350˚F, and line several baking sheets with paper towels. Add several handfuls of frozen fries to the frying basket, and lower it into the deep fryer. Fry for 4 to 6 minutes, or until the fries turn golden brown. Remove the fry basket and dump on the prepared baking sheets. Season the fries while warm, and repeat with the remaining frozen fries.

Nutrition

Serving: 8ounces | Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 924mg | Sugar: 2.6g | Calcium: 200mg | Iron: 0.2mg