Rustic Fries with Skin

Who doesn’t love fries?

Next time you get a craving for this all-time favorite food, skip the fast food joint and the frozen food section and treat yourself to homemade fries instead.

These rustic fries with skin are a perfect side because they’re fast to make and can be paired with just about anything and they’re oh-so delicious.

fries with skin

Don’t you just want to pick out a few of these fries and pop them in your mouth?

I’ll bet you forgot you could make home fries, didn’t you?

I think these taste so much better than anything you could ever by at any store.

Idaho potatoes

I always cut my fries with the skin on.

That’s what gives the fries more delicious texture not to mention that great rustic appearance.

Make sure you scrub the potato skins  really well with a veggie brush to get the potato nice and clean before cutting them up.

faw potato cuts

I’d love to get one of those industrial potato cutters like the ones you see at country fairs and carnivals.

Until then, I’ll have to stick with cutting my potatoes by hand.

It’s important to cut the fries the same width and length as much as you can to ensure even and consistent cooking.

Then, deep fry until lightly brown all over.

sea salt and cracked black pepper

Remove from the hot oil and place the fries on a paper towel to drain.

While they’re still hot, lightly sprinkle the fries with sea salt and cracked, black pepper.

On a side note, aren’t these salt and pepper containers cute?

I wish I could remember where I bought them. They stack on top of each other and look really cute in my kitchen.

tray of fries

These fries are a perfect compliment to grilled cheeseburgers.

If you can, try to time your deep fry frying to coincide with when you’re burgers are done.

They really are best served when they’re still a little hot.

hot fries

If you have some cute serving containers, use them.

I’ve had this galvanized bucket set for years and I just love them.

If you have tins like this, be sure to line them properly before filling with fries.

I used a small square of parchment paper as well as a layer of this decorative red-striped baking paper for a fun presentation.

homemade rustic fries with skin

Thanks for stopping by.

See  you back here next time. 

I’m linking this Rustic Fries with Skin post to the following:

Botanic Bleu

  • Katie

    These look amazing. I will have to give this a try. Thanks for linking to Monday Social.

  • Botanic Bleu

    It is midnight (one past, to be precise), and this post has me craving homemade french fries…. enough so that I am contemplating cooking a batch right now.


    • Botanic Bleu

      Well, I made some homemade fries… the next day, not at midnight. My sister and I devoured them. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social.


      • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

        Lol. That’s great, Judith.
        Happy to inspire.
        You’re never going back to store-bought fries again.
        Hope you have a nice week.

  • [email protected] Designs

    These photos are like pages from Gourmet magazine!….Magnificent!!! and I love Fries with the skin..the best!!!…and I prefer vinegar over ketchup!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Oh-la-la, Shirley. That is such a wonderful complement about my photography.
      I really appreciate that.
      I’m practicing my picture taking all the time so, I’m glad my efforts are paying off-lol.
      Hope you have a great week.

  • Sherry

    Delicious looking presentation! I love homemade French fries. Nothing purchased from the store ever tastes as good. I wish you could remember where you purchased your salt and pepper containers too! I have been searching for some for a long time. I am still amazed by your beautiful photography skills. We could almost smell those fries!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      You’re right about that, Sherry.
      I agree, once you start making some things, it’s hard to ever go back to store-bought.
      Fries are now on that list and I already feel the same way about waffle cones-lol.
      Thanks for popping over and happy day to you.

  • Jeanne

    I’ll take a bucket full…right here at my desk. Lovely presentation, Lisa…I am once again in awe of your many talents. 🙂

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks sweet, Jeanne.
      My husband and kids laugh and shake their heads when I cook because I almost always style it and shoot it before I serve it to them-lol.
      Hey, it’s photography practice, right?
      I hope you have a great week.

  • Sandra Garth

    I’m pretty sure homemade fries will be on my table this week.

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Now, that makes me smile, Sandra!
      So glad you’re inspired.
      You can’t go wrong with these because they’re so easy and fast to make.
      I do think the sea salt and cracked black pepper make all the difference too.
      Happy day to you and thanks for popping by.

  • Simone | My Blueberry Basket

    Oh my, Lisa, your rustic fries look divine. I wish I had a ‘bucket’ full right now! 😊 And I also adore your little salt and pepper containers. <3
    All the best, Simone

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      You’re so sweet, Simone.
      Thanks so much.
      I hope you’re inspired to make a batch of fries yourself.
      You’ll never go back to store-bought-lol.

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    We do love our French fries and we also use the entire potato. Yesterday I thought of you. We are on Saint Simons Island for six weeks and they were having an antique fair. I picked up an antique ice cream scoop. It is really neat and has a wood handle. Of course I was looking for props 🙂 Have a great day!

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      I love it-lol So glad to know you’re keeping your eyes peeled for gems like that.
      I have a few vintage scoops too and they make for wonderful props.
      I’ll be looking for how you use your scoop too.
      Have a great week, Marisa!

Leave a Comment