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National Potato Month: Simple Recipes That'll Make Your Family Love Spuds Even More

There is no denying that potatoes might just be one of the most popular starchy root crops all over the world. Almost every nation has a specialty dish made with this vegetable. From Spanish Tortilla Española (omelette cake) to Eastern European Latkes (potato pancakes) and even Italian Gnocchi (potato dumplings), you can create a whole globe with just potato dish varieties all over the planet.

French fries is a popular potato dish that just about anyone can get in a jiffy (hint: drive thru). Ironically originating from Belgium, fries are very easy to make at home - the best part? You can incorporate your favorite flavors in this comforting snack.


Crispy Fresh French Fries Recipe (Kelly's Thoughts On Things)

Kelly's Thoughts On Things has a recipe called Crispy Fresh French Fries. This is fries at its most basic - regular sliced potatoes, seasoned with salt, and fried. The secret in making this fresh French fries is in the technique - the spud sticks are not fried once, but twice! This makes the fries a lot more crunchier.

"Crispy fresh french fries, right from your own stove. It is possible, and the secret, which actually isn’t much of a secret anymore but you may not know this, is DOUBLE frying the potatoes."


  • 3-4 medium potatoes, cut into sticks
  • 4-5 cups canola or peanut oil
  • salt

via Crispy Fresh French Fries Recipe (Kelly's Thoughts On Things)


Garlic Crab French Fries (Recipes, Food & Cooking)

If you like getting your fries with the works - cheese sauce, chili, ground meat and all that jazz - this Garlic Crab French Fries recipe from Recipes, Food & Cooking might be worth a try. The recipe amps up the flavor of the fried spuds with garlic aioli, garlic butter and crab sticks. This recipe is anything but dull! 

"Delicious Alexia French Fries with garlic butter, topped with crab and garlic aioli."


  • Alexia 98% Fat Free Classic Roasted Crinkle Cut Fries
  • sea salt
*Garlic Butter*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • *1/2 lb. crab (I used frozen)*
*Garlic Aioli*
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • salt and pepper (freshly cracked)

via Garlic Crab French Fries (Recipes, Food & Cooking)


Garlic Parmesan Fries (Girl Gone Gourmet)

This Garlic Parmesan Fries recipe from Girl Gone Gourmet is tasty, elegant and considerably easy to make. The fries are flavored with garlic, Parmesan cheese, parsley and olive oil - it tastes like a side dish at your favorite fancy restaurant! This is a great recipe to try if you have a bag of frozen fries in the freezer and you're craving for something gourmet.

"These garlic parmesan fries are so easy thanks to store-bought frozen french fries. A few ingredients like garlic-infused olive oil, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley make them a go-to snack to satisfy a salty craving."


  • 5-6 single handfuls of frozen french fries (see note)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley

via Garlic Parmesan Fries (Girl Gone Gourmet)


Ludy's Kitchen Cooking Tip:

For perfectly cooked fries, soak sliced potatoes in cold water and leave in the fridge overnight. Just before frying, drain off the water and blot potato slices with paper towels to dry.


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