Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Papa's French Fries


I am a lucky wife. Not only is my husband 90% in charge of cleaning the house and maintaining the garden, he cooks better, too. He is someone who abhors fast food restaurants. He'd rather create a dish from scrap than buy those craps, he always says. For him, time and effort does not matter when he is cooking for his family. Isn't he a doll?

Take for example, french fries. As someone growing up under the influence of American fast food, my thought is -- french fries tastes better in Mcdo or Jollibee. I thought wrong. Nothing can compare to my husband's french fries.

He has already perfected his french fries ritual. He would drove 35 kms away to buy the best potatoes from a big farm. Back home, he would then be washing, cutting, frying, salting and shaking them himself. Oh, the potatoes would all end up in the deep fryer, a special kitchen equipment he bought, just to make sure that the french fries would be cooked right. He is deep into modern kitchen equipments, too, my guy.

Being homemade, the french fries, taste better and most of all, not so oily. My husband uses 'Biskin', a type of vegetable oil that has a neutral taste. It is a little expensive than other brands but according to him, it works best for french fries. I dont know, I still use the other generic brands for baking.

Of course, the kids love papa's french fries. It is always a special meal when papa would declare, 'today is french fries day'! I am not complaining, as long as he's the one doing the cooking. Because for me, I always have the frozen variety in the freezer, ready to be summoned!

11 comments:

Vk-mahalkaayo said...

hallo rachel,

tumawag ako sa iyo mga 3pm this afternoon, at aroung 6.30pm, wlang sumagot.....beanworter lang ang sumagot.....

sigi, ingat ka.......

regards

lady cess said...

ang galing galing naman! i heard french fries is not exactly healthy, but over at your house, it is!

julie said...

My papa used to make french fries too when I was growing up (a long time ago na ito). Of course, its the soggy/oily kind but it tasted wonderful to me. Even my classmates in the province then asked what these were exactly called :D

haze said...

It does not differ to fried Kamote (sweet potato) sa atin di ba! Eto nga lang salted while kamote eh cooked with sugar :D! Homemade are the best!

Nanaybelen said...

ang galing naman ang husband mo.
gustong gusto ko rin french fries

joanne said...

I already love McDo fries but if your husband's is better, I'd just like to say, "Patikim please"!

Frozen fries din ako dito.

Vlado&Toni said...

yummy, all that talk about french fries makes me crave for some fries- but real fries just like your hubby's . i've seen that baskin .. aha, that's one of the secret recipes ;)

Analyse said...

oh, lucky we are, aren't we? frenchguy's doing almost everything at home too.. from gardening to housechores, to cooking to bathing louna.. sarap buhay!

raqgold said...

vk - medyo busy kaya halos wala sa bahay, but we did get to talk na naman e and hope all is okay with you!

lady cess - it is really better to cook it at home, less fat. and am trying to follow my hubby's example by not buying those frozen ones

julie - basta homemade, mas masarap talaga plus the memories add flavor

raqgold said...

haze - i forgot about that salted camote with sugar! am going to do that here, thanks for the tip :)

nanaybelen - he's ready to cook french fries daw when we fly back to manila

joanne - pwede patikim sempre :D sa EB maybe, hehe

toni - yes, mas masarap ang biskin

analyse - indeed, we are lucky! sarap buhay talaga!

Heart of Rachel said...

Nothing can beat homemade french fries. I admire the effort that your hubby puts into them.