Recipe: Homemade French Fries and Ketchup

Homemade French Fries and Ketchup from The Coconut Mama

With football season approaching I can’t help but think of great snacks to serve for game day. Homemade french fries are a healthy treat that every one will love! This recipe serves up great with homemade ketchup (recipe below).

Homemade French Fries

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds organic russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into desired french fry size slices
  • 1-1 1/2 cups coconut oil, tallow or lard (I used coconut oil)
  • salt
1. Soak peeled and cut potatoes in a bowl of room temperature water for 8-12 hours. Pat dry with paper towels.

Homemade French Fries and Ketchup from The Coconut Mama

2. Using a large skillet, heat coconut oil to 300 degrees. Fry potatoes until they are just barely cooked and still limp. Remove fries from oil and let cool.

Homemade French Fries and Ketchup from The Coconut Mama

3. Bring coconut oil up to 375 degrees. Fry French fries a second time until golden brown and crispy. Frying the fries a second time will make these fries crispier! Season with sea salt. Serve and enjoy!

Homemade French Fries
 
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Ingredients
  • 2½ pounds organic russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into desired french fry size slices
  • 1-1½ cups Coconut Oil, tallow or lard (I used coconut oil)
  • sea salt
Instructions
  1. Soak peeled and cut potatoes in a bowl of room temperature water for 8-12 hours. Pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Homemade French Fries and Ketchup from The Coconut Mama
  3. Using a large skillet, heat coconut oil to 300 degrees. Fry potatoes until they are just barely cooked and still limp. Remove fries from oil and let cool.
  4. Bring coconut oil up to 375 degrees. Fry French fries a second time until golden brown and crispy. Frying the fries a second time will make these fries crispier! Season with sea salt. Serve and enjoy!

Homemade Ketchup

Homemade French Fries and Ketchup from The Coconut MamaIngredients 

This ketchup recipe is quick to make. All you have to do is whisk all the ingredients together. Add more vinegar to thin if needed. This recipe will make a little more than 1 cup of ketchup.

 

Homemade Ketchup
 
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cups tomato paste (1-7 ounce jar)
  • ¼ cup strained tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar or coconut water vinegar
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp allspice
Instructions
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together. Add more vinegar to thin if needed.

 

About the author: Tiffany is a real food mama who lives in Oregon. She is a stay at home mom of three coconut babies. She is passionate about traditional and healing foods. As a true believer in the health benefits of coconut, she uses coconut products in almost all her cooking. Subscribe to The Coconut Mama’s Newsletter for more articles like this one.
14 comments… add one
  • Sam August 5, 2015, 7:14 pm

    I’m going to make the homemade ketchup.
    One of the ingredients is strained tomato sauce. Could I use pureed tinned peeled tomatoes or passata instead?

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  • Julia Stansel April 11, 2015, 7:35 pm

    My husband just suggested filling the frydaddy with coconut oil for making our teenage son french fries. Why does your recipe call to soak the potatoes first? Soaking the long removes all potassium from the potatoes, so would like to know. Thanks and I love your blog!! It has really helped us change our diets for the better!!

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  • Leo February 15, 2015, 1:01 pm

    I could not think of a healthier sauce! You get antioxidants from the tomato paste. All kinds of benefits from the raw vinegars helping digestion, etc. And you also get endless benefits of the raw honey. I make a similar sauce like this for me and also my dogs love it too! 🙂 What an amazing sauce.. keep up the awesome passion.

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  • Eyes4mikey June 12, 2013, 9:22 am

    I was using coconut oil for a bit until I went to my doc and he yelled at me. He’s a great guy who always talks to me about medical journals and studies that that explain bogus claims and actual things I should try. He says coconut oil is just as bad as butter. I have been fighting pre-diabetes for over 5 years now and I’m trying to eat healthy. Do you have any studies or actual medical information I could read that would explain why coconut oil is good?

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  • Lori @ Health Extremist May 9, 2013, 4:44 pm

    Hi Tiffany! These look soo delicious! Definitely making these this weekend.

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  • Naturalisthewaytogo March 21, 2013, 2:11 pm

    What is the purpose for soaking??? We have made homemade french fries with coconut oil…but never soaked them.

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  • Jhirschi57 December 11, 2012, 6:51 am

    Does high heat affect coconut oil? 

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  • Deanne September 4, 2012, 4:40 pm

    Good to see you using healthy fats and not the nasty seed oils!
    Love my coconut oil too!

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