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Subject: Decent frozen French fries??
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: DH in Denver 
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 12:12:41 -0700
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Is there a brand of frozen french fries that even comes close to tasting
like real fries?  (To be cooked in convection oven.)

Dorsey Hudson in       Denver, Colorado USA

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From: Sheldon 
Date: 23 Mar 1997 20:12:54 GMT
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NOT!

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From: TJ 
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 13:37:49 -0800
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Why not make oven fries? It's not the same, but they all get eaten
anyway.
Hint: leave good skins on, soak in ice water for a few minutes and rub
them dry. Single layer on the pan. Don't hurry them...let them get
golden.

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From: Sheldon 
Date: 24 Mar 1997 06:48:40 GMT
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>Hint: leave good skins on, soak in ice water for a few minutes and rub
>them dry. Single layer on the pan. Don't hurry them...let them get
>golden.

Excellent suggestion.  Oven fries are a nice accompaniment to any roast, and can be made at the same time.

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From: JAMIE CONLEY 
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 11:17:39 -0500
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I HAVE NOT FOUND A DECENT FROZEN FRENCH FRY AROUND BUT HAVE TRIED TO
MAKE THE OVEN ROASTED FRENCH FRIES AND THEY TURN OUT TOO HARD.  ANY
SUGGESTIONS?  

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From: Liam 
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 12:42:51 -0800
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JAMIE CONLEY wrote:
> I HAVE NOT FOUND A DECENT FROZEN FRENCH FRY AROUND BUT HAVE TRIED TO
> MAKE THE OVEN ROASTED FRENCH FRIES AND THEY TURN OUT TOO HARD.  ANY
> SUGGESTIONS?

I have tried two things and both have turned out quite tasty.

1. Lightly panfrying them in a little olive oil before putting in oven.
2. Lightly poaching them in beef stock before putting in oven.

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From: Kate Shirah 
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 1997 08:24:30 -0500
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Well, I must admit I like Ore Ida country fries.  The seasoning is just
wonderful.

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From: Sheldon 
Date: 24 Mar 1997 22:31:37 GMT
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Kate Shirah writes:
>Well, I must admit I like Ore Ida country fries.  The seasoning is just
>wonderful.

What seasoning?  MSG?  BHT?  NACL?  What?

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From: Kate Shirah 
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 08:39:41 -0500
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Sheldon wrote:
> What seasoning?  MSG?  BHT?  NACL?  What?

Probably seasoning salt.  But we have already discussed the fact that all
of us have weaknesses.  This is just one of mine (and I do make homemade
fries every now and then).

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From: Wwimmer[at]netnet.net (Wendy Wimmer)
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 01:20:10 GMT
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Kate Shirah wrote:
>Well, I must admit I like Ore Ida country fries.

Similiarly, I like Ore Ida Crispers, because they taste all (well, of
course) crispy.


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