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For French fries made at home, do you peel potatoes, cut, wash and fry them? Or do you use the short-cut and use the frozen pre-packaged ones? Do you fry them or bake them? Or better yet, do you or your children indulge in this fried treat only when dining out?

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Never make them, and only few times a year ever buy them.

One food I have to say no too.
Another thing we don't have in common (*shakes head*).
by Vee
no...Vee not another!!! that makes 2 things!

LOL...Truth be told I love them,they don't like me. :(
by jonaja
Ah crap, that's no good jonaj. Have you tried zuccini fries? I know some people use all sorts of veggies to make alternatives to potato chips.
by Vee
I never make them at home. Once in a while I eat them if I'm out at a restaurant. I prefer fat chips, especially beer battered ones like you get in a pub, to fries.
We use the frozen ones only when it's more convenient but mostly we make our own and they're so much better!
My children actually prefer the hand-made one, so I do take the time to wash and peel the potatoes, cut them and fry them. However, when we go out dining, there are only a few places which make good fries, so we are quite picky with these fattening treats.
Homemade for my family every day, unless it frozen crinkle chips, I don't know why, but crinkle cut taste completely different to straight cut.
Greater surface area = more flavour. For the same reason you get more flavour from grated cheese than sliced cheese.
I often thought it must be something to do with way they are cut etc.
by mandy
Both. It depends on how much time I have and how motivated I am at the time of preparation. I find that store bought ones always come out more crispy than home-made. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.
by Vee
It's because store-bought fries are pre-oiled and partially cooked before packaging.
I had that suspicion.
by Vee
We buy frozen chunky oven baked chips. We prefer them to fries. We don't make our own though. We still have a chip frier, but it has been in the cupboard, unused for over a decade.
I buy frozen and bake them. We eat fries in my household about two-four times a month and almost always make them at home.
I have bought one packet of frozen ones in about 5 years and they are very easy however I still prefer to do my own as I do them in the oven with little oil.

I LOVE chips done in any way
by Finy
My wife normally prepares fries from potatoes. My wife also experiments with different types of potatoes including sweet potatoes. Its been years that I've had fries (at home) prepared from frozen ones.
I never make chips at home. They're an occasional treat so I only have them sometimes when I'm out at a restaurant. If I'm cooking potatoes at home I don't use frozen ones.
I prefer to make my own as I find a lot of the store bought ones aren't what I like, except for wedges then I buy the oven roasted ones pre seasoned.
I have never bought the frozen ones, & I only make them my self, once or twice a year. We only eat shop bought ones, once a year.

I've never bought the frozen verity, & I only fry the ones 2 or 3 times a year. We also only buy takeaway chips about once a year. (I can't bake ours, because we don;t have a workable oven.)
by Miro
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