Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Treat for the Game

Fact: Tonight is the first Twins playoff game of the fall, and The Wife and I will need something on which to snack while we watch our ball club take on the Yanks.

Fact:  I haven't had a good helping of fries since, well, I can't even remember when.

Opinion: It's time for some home fries baby.

Step 1: Slice up some taters. In this case I chose red taters, even though the recipe called for Yukon Gold.  Oh yeah, and REAL men leave the skin ON.

Not too tough. Just make 'em, you know, 'Fry Shaped'.
Step 2: Soak the slices in water for about 10 minutes.  Then toss them with a little vegetable oil  Put your oven rack to the lowest setting and heat it up to 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 3: Oil up a non-stick tray and sprinkle on some salt an pepper.  Drain and dry the slices and spread them out on the tray.

Step 4.  Bake at 450-500F for 20 minutes.

Step 5. Flip over the half-done taters.

Half-baked fries - ready to be flipped.
Flipped and ready for another trip to the oven.

Step 6: Pop 'em back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes.  I like to turn on the broiler with 5 minutes to go.  This gets the fries nice and golden-brown.

Almost done.  Oh boy.  Oh boy.  Oh boy.
Step 7: Take 'em out, put 'em in some paper towels to soak up any excess oil, season and enjoy.  I prefer just a little salt 'n' pepper, but you could spice things up with a little garlic powder, chili powder or even sprinkled with your favorite dry rub.

Yeah.  Oh.  Heck. Yeah.
Step 8:  Enjoy the crap out of these suckers.  Just remember, like Cookie Monster says: this is a sometimes food, not an anytime food. 

Later kids.  Have fun, eat up, and go Twins!

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