Many thoughts come to mind when piecing this post together. First, I love the word “paprika”, it sounds like a cool girls name. Second, I spent a good amount of time in Norway and use to order a paprika chicken and fries that was simply divine. It was there in Oslo that I got turned on to paprika, and have made my fries with the smokey spice ever since I returned to the states. Here’s to paprika, let the spice make your imagination run wild and enjoy a batch of fries with her while you’re at it!
Paprika French Fries 1 of 10
Serve them anyway you like....just serve them.
5 Potatoes 2 of 10
You'll need 5 potatoes. Wash them and peel them....Get them ready for CHOP!
Fry Slices 3 of 10
I cut each potato into 9 to 12 slices. Thick fries taste great!
Boiling 4 of 10
Boil potato slices in water for 7 minutes.
Drain 5 of 10
Drain out the water.
Shake Away 6 of 10
The hot boiled potatoes will practically dry from the heat.
Platter Up 7 of 10
Place on a platter to spice.
My Name Is Paprika 8 of 10
Sprinkle in spice..... paprika, lawry's seasoning salt, and garlic powder.
Get The Oil Hot 9 of 10
To test if the oil is hot, drop one fry in and see if it bubbles.
Fry Gang 10 of 10
Drop seasoned fries in hot oil and fry until golden crisp. For about 7 to 8 minutes on each side.
Ingredients for paprika french fries:
- 5 – russet potatoes (washed and peeled)
- 1 – tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 – tablespoon Lawry’s seasoning salt
- 1 – teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 – cups vegetable oil
- Cut potatoes into 1 inch thick slices.
- Fill a pot halfway with water and place over a high flame to boil.
- Boil potato slices for 7 minutes.
- Drain potatoes, and shake out any excess water.
- Place potatoes on a plater and season with paprika, Lawry’s and garlic powder.
- In a large frying pan over a medium flame add oil and allow to heat.
- Fry french fries for 7 to 8 minutes on each side or until golden crisp.
- Remove and allow to drain off oil on a paper towel or paper bag.
- Sprinkle with paprika and salt.
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