The search for the perfect home cooked French fry is undoubtedly an endless quest. At the farthest end of the spectrum, the ideal fry requires a deep fat fryer, exacting product and multiple cooking steps at different temperates; at the other end, Microwave fries offer the simplest solution.
Somewhere in the middle then we have oven baked fries. Pre-cut French fries which are usually coated in a little oil and seasoning to help the cooking process along. These Alexia fries promise both an organically grown potato and Yukon golds at that – which definitely make for better fries – conventionally speaking.
I initially winced at the relatively higher price tag for this product, not least the smaller bag size. When compared to competing products from Ore-Ida these are absolutely more expensive per serving.
In the tasting though, that extra expense is definitely worth it in my book. These Yukon gold fries are noticeably cleaner (perhaps a little less oil in the coating) in taste. I love the thinner cut which when cooked up hot and fast in an air fryer results in a terrifically fluffy interior. They aren’t seasoned either, meaning you’ll more than likely want to add a little salt.
If you’re looking for an infrequent French fry treat at home, definitely look into these. To date, they’re our favorite home cooked fry. If you use oven fries on a more regular basis, the higher cost might make them a costly luxury however.
Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries cooking instructions, nutrition, ingredients
The packaging recommends the oven to cook these fries. I personally prefer the air fryer, which is faster in my experience. That results in a fluffy interior and crisper exterior. See our sister site for info.