Sometimes You Just Have to Eat the French Fries (Giveaway)

by Jennifer Sikora

Jennifer here, sharing with you about Brylane Home’s amazing Double Deep Fryer. I was provided with one to review and one to giveaway, however all opinions listed are my own.

I really hate the fact that the world today says “shy away from fried foods”. I am one who has always been a lover of fried chicken, fried potatoes, and my all time favorite — french fries. Yes– eating that stuff every single day and in large quantities is not good for us, but we can splurge every now and then, right?

C’mon girls. We know that sometimes, we just have to eat the french fries. I know I do!

French fries are like chocolate — they give us comfort when we need a comfort food! So — what makes a french fry taste so darn good? I think it’s all in the way it is prepared and fried. Here are steps to make sure your next french fry leaves you drooling!

Choose your potato:

The best fries are made from russet potatoes that have a low moisture content. The low moisture content means the potatoes will absorb less oil during the cooking process resulting in French fries with a crispier texture.

Prepare your Potato:

Peel and slice your potato into the desired shape. You can choose between matchstick, steak, round slices, or regular sized potato sticks. Once you have your fries cut, let them soak in an ice cold water bath. Add just about a tablespoon of vinegar and let them rest for an hour. This will make sure that they are the crispiest that they can be!

Blanch Your Potatoes:

To create the very best fries, you’ll want to blanche your potatoes before frying them. To blanche potatoes, heat clean cooking oil to a temperature of 350 degrees Farenheit. It’s important that your oil be hot enough to keep the potatoes from soaking up extra oils during the blanching process. Cook your potatoes on both sides for 3-5 minutes. You are pre cooking them first. This is the secret to delicious and crisp french fries!

Final Frying Stage:

Take your double deep fryer and heat the oil to 365 degrees once everyone is ready for a delicious french fry!! Fry until golden brown and then remove them and place them on an absorbent paper towel. Season them with salt, pepper, or your favorite seasoning blend.

About Double Deep Fryer from Brylane Home:

Double down on delicious deep-fried food with the Double Deep Fryer kitchen appliance that features two enameled tanks with separate controls and timer.

Features a 2 tank design letting you choose between a full or half batch or letting you mix and match.

Each fryer has individual wire baskets and see-thru lids with filter helps you keep an eye on your meal.

This fryer is on sale right now for $79.99! This is a great buy and would make an awesome wedding gift for a friend (since wedding season is upon us), or just buying one for use in your own home.

I LOVE mine. We have fried everything from fries, hot dogs, fish, corn dogs — and more. This double deep fryer has not let me down yet.

It is very easy to set up and only takes minutes to get cooking!

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We are giving away one of these double deep fryers to one of our lucky readers. Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!
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What is your favorite fried foods?



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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 Anne May 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Favorite fried food is eggplant.

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2 beth cole May 29, 2013 at 2:05 pm

I love chicken fingers!!

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3 DEBIJOT May 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

fried shrimp is my fave

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4 Geri C May 29, 2013 at 3:03 pm

I love fried chicken!!

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5 Donna O'Neil May 29, 2013 at 3:48 pm

Onion rings are my favorite.

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6 Jessica To May 29, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I like fried chicken best!

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7 Charlene S May 29, 2013 at 6:39 pm

French Fries are my favorite.

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8 Noreen May 29, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Doughnuts! But if you don’t count dessert then French fries

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9 Alvina Castro May 29, 2013 at 7:18 pm

actually fried chicken!

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10 Angel S. May 29, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I love zucchini! Perfect timing!

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11 Kelly D May 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I like Onion Rings

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12 Jessica B. May 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I like chicken fingers.

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13 Susan Christy May 29, 2013 at 10:14 pm

Hot Wings are my favorite fried food! Hard to choose though – there are so many good fried foods!

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14 Sindy Murray May 29, 2013 at 11:12 pm

I love fried mushrooms!

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15 Christina Z May 30, 2013 at 2:07 am

My fave is fried chicken

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16 hollowsins May 30, 2013 at 4:09 am

zucchini or mushrooms

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17 Terra Heck May 30, 2013 at 5:18 am

My favorite is fried cheese balls. Thanks.
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18 Debbie Bashford May 30, 2013 at 5:32 am

I am a french fry lover

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19 Katherine May 30, 2013 at 6:02 am

Mine is also chicken

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20 vickie couturier May 30, 2013 at 6:40 am

hush puppies would be at the top of the list

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21 BusyWorkingMama May 30, 2013 at 7:34 am

fried pickles are a recent favorite!

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22 Sonya Morris May 30, 2013 at 8:04 am

Fried squash has got to be my favorite fried food.

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23 latanya May 30, 2013 at 8:09 am

boneless fried chicken

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24 amyc May 30, 2013 at 8:41 am

I love fried shrimp.

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25 Tabitha P. May 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Fried okra!! I love it

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26 Cindy B May 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I love deep fried battered fish

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27 Patricia Wojnar Crowley May 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

My favorite is Funnel Cakes!

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28 David May 30, 2013 at 4:22 pm

My favorite fried food are fried burritos

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29 Kate May 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm

French fries are my absolute favorite!

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30 Holly Messana May 31, 2013 at 9:46 am

pork in my dad’s secret batter

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31 Randi S May 31, 2013 at 11:11 am

I love Fried pickles:)

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32 Christine W May 31, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Onion rings are my favorite!

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33 Liz May 31, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Calamari, particularly if in Greece while eating.

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34 Shari May 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Fried bologna! There is NOTHING better than a fried bologna sandwich with a slice of tomato and some mayonnaise. Making my mouth water just thinking of it. :)

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35 gaitha May 31, 2013 at 1:17 pm

definitely french fries :)

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36 Natalie S May 31, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Fries and calamari!

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37 Nicole Vosburgh May 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm

I love me some yummy Mozzarella Sticks!

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38 lana May 31, 2013 at 9:56 pm

cheese bombers with jalapenos

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39 Wehaf June 1, 2013 at 1:26 am

Donuts top the list for me!

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40 Crissy D. June 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

I like fried mushrooms

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41 Amy Tolley June 1, 2013 at 11:59 am

fried chicken is my fav….thanks for this chance..

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42 Angela June 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

My favorite is french fries.

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43 Melanie Montgomery June 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

I love friend oysters

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44 Conor S. June 1, 2013 at 5:44 pm

My favorite is fried chicken!

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45 Heather Hayes Panjon June 1, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Onion Rings Are My Favorite!

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46 Kelly Woods June 1, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Love fried chicken

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47 Jenny June 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm

French Fries are my favorite. :)

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48 Karen Lynch June 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

French Fries and Onion Rings.

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49 Ellen C. June 1, 2013 at 11:37 pm

I love fried clams. Thanks for the chance.

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50 Carrie M Goodin June 2, 2013 at 1:24 am

french fries and doughnuts of coarse!

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51 Natalia June 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

I like fried chicken!

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52 Gretchen Gerth June 2, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Definitely french fries, and always home made. I haven’t heard about the vinegar before can’t wait to try that.

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53 Susan P. June 3, 2013 at 12:00 am

Fried calamari, including the tentacles!

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54 Staci A June 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I love chicken strips!

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55 Brandy W. June 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm

My favorite fried food is egg rolls!

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56 Steph June 4, 2013 at 10:55 am

French fries or those fried breaded mushrooms. Delicious.

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57 courtney b June 4, 2013 at 11:12 am

I like French fries!

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58 Melissa M June 4, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Egg rolls are my fav!

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59 Jessica June 5, 2013 at 2:57 am

I like chicken strips

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60 Wanda McHenry June 5, 2013 at 10:38 am

My favorite is fried catfish!

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61 Ellie W June 5, 2013 at 5:55 pm

Onion rings are my favorite.

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62 carol roberts June 6, 2013 at 12:29 am

fried pototoes i love all the time or onion blossoms love those also

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63 Rachel June 6, 2013 at 6:00 pm

We love cooking french fries!

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64 christine jessamine June 8, 2013 at 2:18 pm

i love lasagna

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65 Sadie B. June 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I like fried cheese curds.

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66 kelly g June 9, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I like french fries

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67 Teresa Thompson June 9, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I love French fries.

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68 Tammy S June 10, 2013 at 8:23 am

My favorite fried food would be homemade fried chicken.

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69 Stacey B June 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

fried turkey is my favorite

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