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!