I was slightly hungover today which ended up being nice in the fact that I didn't feel like going to the gym (Bad Stacey, Bad!), did some blog updates, painted all day, planned my meals for the week, and had a pretty good dinner tonight. It was a very lazy day. I don't have many of those kind of days. What sucks though is that I didn't go to the gym, didn't do anything school related, and now have to get up early tomorrow and be super productive. Oh well...

For dinner tonight it was grilled steaks, steamed broccoli, carrots, and red peppers with grated Parmesan Cheese, and I wanted to make homemade fries. I perused the net for a while and found 2 recipes. I ended up going with the oven baked rather than fried recipe and kind of regret it. Why did I choose oven baked you ask? Well, it was simpler and that went along with my lazy day theme. The oven baked were good but, just didn't hit the spot. I'll post both of the recipes.

Spicy Country Fries
From http://www.grouprecipes.com/ user: jo_jo_ba

3 medium potatoes
1 egg white
1 tsp each paprika, black pepper and salt

Preheat oven to 500F.
Coat a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Cut potatoes into 36 wedges, place in bowl of cold water.
Whisk egg white, paprika, pepper, and salt in a large bowl until frothy.
Dry potato wedges, add to egg white and toss to coat.
Spread on baking sheet and bake on bottom rack 25 minutes, turning half way through.

Serves: 4

Anddd now for the fries I should have made.....

Homemade Crispy Seasoned French Fries
Found on allrecipes.com

1-1/4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup water, or as needed
1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying

1) Slice potatoes into French fries, and place into cold water so they won't turn brown while you prepare the oil.

2) Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, sift the flour, garlic salt, onion salt, (regular) salt, and paprika into a large bowl. Gradually stir in enough water so that the mixture can be drizzled from a spoon.

3) Dip potato slices into the batter one at a time, and place in the hot oil so they are not touching at first. The fries must be placed into the skillet one at a time, or they will clump together. Fry until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Serves: 4

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