Homemade Frozen 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.
- 2 pounds russet potatoes (or any amount)
- several trays of ice cubes
- avocado oil spray for baking
- salt and seasoning of choice
To Prepare Potato French Fries for Freezing
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 French 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 3-minutes.
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 out on a parchment lined sheet pan and freeze.
Store frozen fries in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. 2 pounds of potatoes fits into a quart sized bag.
To Bake Frozen French Fries:
Preheat your oven to 450°F.
Spray a sheet pan with avocado oil.
Spread out the frozen French fries on sheet pan, spray with more avocado oil, and bake in a preheated oven until brown and crispy, about 12-15 minutes. Turn about half way through.
Season French fries and serve warm.
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