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Mar 20, 2012

The Perfect French Fries - Kids Special Recipes under 30 mins

 There is nothing compared to a plate full of crispy french fries when you are watching a movie, or chatting with friends, browsing food blogs or even having a party..French fries are popular with kids of all ages..We love french fries a lot, I do make it at home often but I found that french fries tend to get soggy once you take them off the heat..So I was searching for a good recipe for so long time and finally found this one, I modified it slightly according to my taste..The original recipe doesn't need to boil, but I did that step so that the potatoes get cooked inside and get crispy outside when fried..I added some salt and chilli powder to make it get more flavourful..

I hope you will try this out and tell me how it cameout..I am sending this recipe to Blogging Marathan Day 5 under the theme Kid's Delight - Easy to make Snacks under 30 mins..

Recipe Source:Pioneer Woman


Potatoes - 5 large peeled and cut into long strips
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Oil for Deep frying


Heat water in a sauce pan and add salt and chilli powder to it. Bring it to a rolling boil.

Now add in the potatoes in this and cook it for 3 mins.

Drain it in a colander and pat it dry.

Heat oil for deep frying over medium heat. Add in the potatoes. Fry it in few batches for 5 mins. Now crank the heat to a high and fry these potatoes  till they turn golden colour.

Drain in a paper towel and Sprinkle with some salt and chilli powder.

 Serve with ketchup.

This is all the stuff which you need

Peel your potatoes

Cut them in thick slices

and cut them into strips

that should be about this thick
Heat water in a sauce pan

add salt and chilli powder

and bring it to a boil

now add in potatoes

and cook untill they are fork tender

Drain em

Drop them in hot oil and fry till golden

Start frying on a medium flame till they turn a little darker

Now increase the heat and fry till they turn darker

drain em

all done

season with some salt and chilli powder

Toss em

and serve

The perfect crispy potatoes


  1. yumm yumm.. Fries, Samosas and movies are the Friday evening fix for us.
    Love Ash.

  2. Yummy looks crispy ..thanks for sharing the recp. will give a try.

  3. looking crispy and awesome presentations..

  4. Even i'm tempted to make french fries now

  5. You are right, they look really perfect :)!

  6. love those crispy crunchy potato fingers. every kids delight!!!

  7. You have lot of patience to click so many pictures and Kudos on having such step-by-step recipe. Lovely and my all time favorite recipe. The fries are looking very crispy !!! Nice Aarthi.

  8. Cant go wrong with serving french fries to kids! Mine ADORE french fries. Yours look gorgeous and mouth watering! YUM!

  9. yummy n spicy fries..best combo vth ketchup n coke....

  10. Spicy and yummy,perfect snack..

  11. wow impressed by these fries...am sure ur kids would hv loved it!

  12. Awesome fries, very crispy..

  13. My kids absolutely love this

  14. wow french fries. yummy

    no wonder your site name is yummy tummy

    every time i come here i would do yummy hehe

  15. hi aarthi, how are you, i am back to blogging. looks yummy, glad you found the right recipe that suit you perfect. have a nice day dear

  16. Yummy and delicious. My kids all time favorite.

  17. super oh super its not kids special its for everyone ..

  18. super oh super its not kids special its for everyone ..

  19. This looks awesome Aarthi. You made the process so simple and elegant. Shall definitely try your recipe for my kids!

  20. wow...very yummy n crispy fry dear

  21. Wow..crispy and fresh Aarthi..Too tempting to watch.

  22. very tempting french fries...look so tempting

  23. Do you people have a facebook fan page? I searched for one on facebook or twitter but could not discover one, I'd really like to become a fan!

  24. yumm and perfect steps .. too good

  25. Why just kids adults also love them.

  26. Looks so yumm..never made this at home..looks perfect.

  27. Very crispy home made fries..perfectly done.and nice pictorial.

  28. crispy and delicious fries... perfect..

  29. I am sure one can never say no with just one!..looks great aarthi..

  30. i love fries (chips as they call it here), but i have this phobia about deep frying, so i bake :)
    its served here with almost anything and everything and so whenever we dine out, i never say no 2 the fried ones :)

  31. Crisp from outside and soft from inside. Perfect!

  32. thanks again for the recp. made it and it came out perfect

  33. Hey Aarthi...

    Yesterday (Jan 6) I did this man. Decorated the plate with tomato chops.I also added soya sauce to it.

    I got nice appreciation from my family.. All because of Yummy Tummy...

    One more thing to say...
    Your second video is too good da.

  34. Hi Aarthi,

    This is my first comment on any blog for that matter. And I am all praises for your work, so procedural and your time saving tips are awesome. Kudos to you !!

    I am just making the French fries recipe as mentioned by you, while my baby is asleep. Was wondering whether the frying can be done in advance of 2-3 hours of eating ?
    Also what is the best way to retain the crispness of the fries?

    Also any other way I can save some and use next day or so ?

    Would appreciate your inputs please.

    Thanks and keep up your work a lot of us new mommies and many others keep remembering you in all our meal times :)

  35. @ShwetaTHis is perfect recipe. Will share another freezer friendly version soon

  36. Tried this today aarthi.... came out awesome! Thanks a lot to you


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