I’m slowly but surely working my way through every frozen French fry product out there. Why? Why not should be the question. Especially in these days of lockdown, I’ve got little else to do but mow the lawn and eat potatoes. Oh so many potatoes. I figure the exercise from the former cancels out the latter. Here’s hoping at least.
This product from Ore-Ida aims to replicate fast food fries from the comfort of your home kitchen. It’s a laudable goal, especially when no deep fat fryer is technically required – though lets be honest – that will always offer the best results. Speaking of which, here are a few pics of the finished fries:
The fries are thinly cut and obviously more than just potato. Right out of the bag you can see they’re adulterated, presumably with treatments for texture and final crisp.
They certainly live up to packaging promise as far as I’m concerned (cooked correctly). The resulting fry is crisp and crunchy, giving way to a fluffy center. I’m more drawn to a larger thicker fry. Personally I love more soft potato than exterior crunch; but if that’s your thing, these fries deliver in bucket loads.
Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food French Fries cooking instructions
While no air fryer instructions are included, that’s how I proceeded here. That’s how I ALWAYS proceed with frozen French fries in fairness. Always the best results without question.
Are Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food French Fries any good?
Our verdict? Yes! A strong 4/5 from us. If you’re craving that fast food style fry from the comfort of your own home, Ore-Ida have a very on point product here. The fries finish up deliciously crisp and fluffy – especially air fried.
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Hi, I’m Stuart, nice to meet you! I’m the founder, writer and wrangler at Gastronomic SLC – Utah’s biggest and oldest online food magazine; I’m also a former restaurant critic of more than five years, working for the Salt Lake Tribune. I’ve worked extensively with multiple local publications from Visit Salt Lake to Salt Lake Magazine, not least helped to consult on national TV shows.
I’m a multiple-award winning journalist and have covered the Utah dining scene for the better part of fifteen years. I’m largely fueled by a critical obsession with rice, alliteration and the use of big words I don’t understand. I started Shop Smart to catalogue my adventures in the grocery store and kitchen. Follow along on Instagram too!