DIY Freezer Fries

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Before kids, my husband and I made oven fries all the time, but I don’t have time to cut them all up and wait 40 minutes for them to cook.  So, I decided to try these freezer fries. They’re comfortable, cheap and taste delicious.  Plus you can make different flavors.

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I made two different flavors.  The fries above are paprika fries. 

Just follow these simple steps.

Ingredients potatoes Peeled and cut into “fry shapes” seasonings.  I made two batches.  Paprika and Garlic.   I also added a little salt to each kind 

1.  Cut potatoes into fry shapes.  ( any shape you prefer) I cut an entire bag of potatoes.

2. Boil in water for precisely five minutes.

3. Strain

4. Season.  I made two different kinds.  Garlic fries and Paprika Fries.   friesc111

5) Lay the chips flat on a baking sheet, so that they do not touch each other.  I was making a lot at one time.  I used parchment paper and froze three layers on one baking sheet 

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6.) After the fries freeze for about an hour, you can take them out of the freezer and store them in plastic bags.   The reason why it’s important to freeze them flat first is, so they don’t stick together.  

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When you are ready to eat the fries: Preheat the oven to 400 Spread the fries on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes OR until your desired level of Crispy ness is achieved

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45 Comments

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    What an awesome idea!! I am going to have to try this!

     
  2. Oh, that is just awesome! Truly great! I love making things that I can freeze and prepare later. Too cool!

     
  3. These fries are great snacks at home and in the office. We also don’t buy fries at restaurants or fast food chains. We prefer doing it on our own. I like the crispy edges.

     
  4. Great post! I have to try this. I just love garlic fries.

     
  5. I love this idea. Thank you for showing us how to make our own fries!

     
  6. I completely understand how your 2 year old feels. Does my boyfriend buy me flowers every time he sees me? No. He buys me a large french fry. Why? Because it makes me so happy. LOL

    Well that and seeing him of course 😀

     
  7. Definitely going to get my husband to give these a shot.

     
  8. Bonnie @ wemake7

    What a great idea! This would really come in handy here. Making these today! =)

     
  9. Well I never thought to do this on my own. This is way better than buying a freezer bag of fries (which is what we do now).

     
  10. That is such an easy way to store lots of fries in freezer and use them whenever u want. Loved the idea!!

     
  11. These are so cool and don’t look complicating to make! I bet I’d save tons making them this way 🙂

     
  12. What a great idea! No more making fries every.single.time. I want them, ha ha ha!

     
  13. I have made homemade fries before but had never heard about the par cooking tip. I am going to do this for sure. Pinning

     
  14. Oh my! These look yummy! I have a box of potatoes waiting too!!!

     
  15. hi! I found this via Pinterest. Thank you so much for sharing! I always buy potatoes and they go bad before I do anything with them. I can’t wait to try this!

     
  16. Awesome tip. Do you think this would work with sweet potato fries, too?

     
    • I am not sure. Sweet Potatoes have a totally different consistency. Maybe I will do some testing for a future post!

       
  17. This is One of the best explanations of how to make homemade freezer fries I’ve read! In answer to a common question the boiling helps to eliminate natural bacteria that occurs on the potatoes. This process is called blanching. If not done the fries have the tendency to turn dark and or develop a sour smell. Personal note while coating them lightly an baking is delicious I find good ole deep frying or pan frying to be quite tasty! Thanks for posting this!!!

     
    • thanks for the feedback and info! Have a great day!

       
    • Nona Sanchez

      How long do you cook THE frozen fries for IN a deep fryer? We have a good method for frying the potato fries after peeling and letting them sit in water for a good hour b4 frying, 1st at 300 DEGREES for about 5 minutes and remove from oil and let fries rest WHILE the oil heats up to 400 and then fry fries again for 6 minutes. Then they’re done. Now that I have tried freezing the fries, I have yet to figure out how to fry them in the fryer and have them turn out a little soft and not like potato chip like.

       
      • Not sure how to answer your question. I have never fried them, I always drizzle them in olive oil and bake them.

         
      • Alyssa Skiba

        So, I blanch them, freeze in single LAYER, and then preheat oil to 375. When you add the fries the temp MAY drop, but you want the heat around 350 for the duration OF the frying. It takes how long it takes, but pull them when golden and they are delicious

         
  18. What kind of potat did you use?

     
  19. These look delicious, excited to give them a try!

     
  20. jackie drenth

    do you put them in boiling water or cold water and then bring to boil?

     
  21. Jordyn Vickers

    How many servings or bags of frozen fries would you say that a bag of potatoes makes? We are trying to meal plan freezer meals, so I need to know how many frozen burgers to make with it. 🙂 Thanks!

     
  22. Other sites day to boil 2 minutes, some 3, some 4, some 5.

     
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  26. Thank you for sharing your little boys happiness

     
  27. comment pouvez-vous appeler ça des frites ? les frites doivent obligatoirement passer dans la friteuse !! ce que vous faites, ce sont des pommes de terre au four, ni plus, ni moins…

     
  28. could you do this with the potatoes cut up hashbrown style?

     
  29. Dalene Braden

    Do you season them right straining them or their in the bag and put it in then. Also could you coat them in Olive OIl And seasoning before freezing.

     
  30. This is perfect! Exactly what I was looking for. I plan to do some with sweet potatoes, too!

     
  31. Sherryn Frigon

    Do you put them in cold water after boiling to stop the cooking?

     
  32. These rocked! Just enjoyed a nice plateful with no salt, just garlic. Chili batch is in the freezer.

     
  33. Pamela Moore

    Kirsten, what type of potato did you use? Russets? I like waxier potatoes such as reds… but I’m wondering how they’d freeze. Anyone else make the fries with red potatoes?

     

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