Love french fries? Who doesn’t? Here’s a way to make healthy french fries at home the old fashioned way where you can enjoy them and not feel like your arteries are clogging with each bite like you would feel if you ate them in a restaurant!If you take the time to make healthy french fries, be sure to use homemade homemade fermented ketchup as the condiment. The recipe and video-how to can be found here.
Just be aware that french fries are made from potatoes, which are nightshade vegetables. These can sometimes trigger health issues for those that are sensitive even when they are organic and properly cooked in a healthy fat. You can read more about this here.
The great news is that burger joints are starting to pop up all over that are making french fries the old fashioned way too! Here’s my review of the best burger restaurant in my town and how they make them fresh and delicious.
Be Sure to Scald the Potatoes First
One step that nearly everyone omits when making french fries at home is scalding the potatoes first before cooking them. This greatly reduces the amount of carcinogenic acrylamide that forms during the frying process. Anytime starch is cooked, fried, broiled or baked, this chemical forms, and it is important to take the necessary steps to eliminate this from your food as much as possible.
Selecting a Healthy Fat for Frying
Cooking healthy french fries is all about selecting the right fat for frying. Tallow is the absolute best fat for making french fries! There really isn’t another traditional fat that comes close to the crispiness and flavor of tallow cooked french fries in my experience.
Need some beef tallow to make your healthy french fries? Click here for a how-to video plus recipe.
Healthy French Fries Recipe plus video
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist