For the most part, I try to avoid wasting food. When I go out to dinner with my boys, we often bring home a box of whatever didn’t get eaten to save for later. Generally these leftovers are gone within a a day, but one restaurant leftover that seldom gets eaten….french fries!
My boys are definitely “microwave chefs”, and try as they might to microwave those leftover fries, they never turn out very good! The fries get hot, but they’re also mushy and tasteless. So despite my efforts to avoid food waste, into the trash they go. But I recently made a great discovery – a simple method that will transform those sad, leftover fries back into perfectly crispy and tasty fries! And it’s so easy that even my boys can handle it. :-)
Start by adding a neutral-flavored cooking oil to the bottom of a large skillet, just enough to coat the bottom in a thin layer. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot.
When the oil is sufficiently hot, place the leftover fries in the pan in one layer. If you have more fries than will fit in one layer, reheat them in batches.
When the bottoms are crispy and golden brown, flip the fries over and cook for another couple of minutes until they’re crispy and golden brown all over. Remove the fries from the pan and place them on a paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
Add salt and seasonings, if desired, and serve immediately with the dip of your choice! Fry sauce anyone?
How easy is that? I’m predicting no more leftover fries being thrown away in this house. ;-)
What is your preferred way to eat leftover fries?