As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home.
It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes we have leftover fries. They’re usually just a sad reminder of what once was, never to return to their former glory. In other words, cold fries are the worst. And it’s really hard to reheat French fries to make them good again ― forums have been written about it. But it is possible, and you should never throw them out. You just have to be willing to fry them again.
We’re not talking deep-frying. You don’t need vats of oil. Just a couple of tablespoons, a good skillet (preferably cast iron) and medium-high heat. Cook them until they’re warmed through and crisp, about 2-3 minutes. Don’t ― we repeat ― don’t overcrowd the pan. You don’t want to risk steaming the fries into a soggy mess.
This method is definitely worth the effort. And once you’ve done that, consider topping your reheated fries with some fresh herbs, spices, cheese or guacamole. Or all of the above. Here are some ideas:
- 1Lebanese Spiced French FriesHeather Christo
- 2Baked Chili Cheese Fries With Bacon And RanchBaked Bree
- 3Herb Salted Garlic Parmesan French FriesHow Sweet It Is
- 4Tijuana Street FriesHalf Baked Harvest
- 5Garlic Cheese FriesDamn Delicious
- 6Cheesy Cajun Fries With Grilled Corn Guacamole, Bacon And Fried EggsHalf Baked Harvest
- 7Loaded Buffalo Blue Cheese FriesMy Life As A Mrs
- 8Crispy Buffalo Oven FriesHow Sweet It Is
- 9Steak And French Fry Salad With Blue Cheese ButterHalf Baked Harvest
- 10Mexican PoutineRebecca Lindamood | Foodie with Family
- 11Double-Baked Fries With Garlic Cheese Sauce And BaconHalf Baked Harvest
- 12Vegetarian PoutineFlourishing Foodie
- 13Garlic Butter Sweet Potato Fries With Creamy Feta DipHow Sweet It Is
- 14French Fry Bourbon BurgersHalf Baked Harvest
- 15French Fries With Debris Gravy And CheeseTillamook
- 16Sweet Potato Fries With Gouda SauceHealthy Food For Living
Language in the petition embedded in this entry has been updated to reflect Walmart’s recent efforts to sell some “ugly” produce in the U.S.
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