Monday nights at my house mean two things these days. One, Monday Night Football. And two, Eli.
No, not Eli Manning (two time Super Bowl MVP by the way).
Eli, my roommate’s grandson.
He’s one of the cutest kids I think I’ve ever seen. You never know what he’s going to say but when he does it usually leaves you laughing out loud.
Between Eli and Lipton (my roommate’s golden retriever), things can be quite entertaining on Monday nights.
So last Monday I made a burger and some homemade french fries. I LOVE making homemade fries but didn’t think they were anything special until Eli tried a few. I was not prepared for his response. Here it is:
You know what they say… kids don’t lie.
So there you have it, I’m the bestest french fry maker in the world!
Now you too can be the bestest french fry maker in the world.
1. Get some Russet potatoes, wash and dry and slice into thin sticks.
2. Heat up some coconut oil in a fry pan.
3. Saute in oil over medium heat until golden brown, turning a few times, about 15-20 minutes.
4. Remove from heat and let drain on a paper towel.
5. Sprinkle with sea salt.
Now truth be told, this is the ultra-quick version of making homemade french fries. There are more time-consuming techniques to get a nice even crispiness throughout. In particular, Homemade Mommy has a nice blog about how to make crispy french fries. But as far as I’m concerned, they’re still really tasty and good enough.
Still, to become the bestest french fry maker in the world, you’ll need one final step.
6. Let a four year old try some!
Now I know what you’re thinking. “Very cute, but didn’t you just write an ebook on heartburn? Don’t fried foods make heartburn worse?”
Maybe so. But there are two things you should know about fried foods as they pertain to heartburn (and other health issues).
1. Most fried foods are fried in HORRIFIC industrially processed vegetable oils like canola and soybean oils. Coconut oil is an EXCELLENT cooking oil.
2. When you follow the 3-step plan in my book and your heartburn starts to fade, you may find that in the future, you can eat foods that used to give you problems. For example, fried foods. Now of course you’d want to eat them in moderation AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, cooked with the right oils.
My new e-book, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution will educate you about good and bad oils so that you can one day eat the bestest french fries in the world without getting heartburn.
Craig Fear is the creator of Fearless Eating and the author of three books, The 30-Day Heartburn Solution, Fearless Broths and Soups and The Thai Soup Secret. After years helping clients with digestive issues, Craig decided to pursue writing full-time. He intends to write many more books on broths and soups from around the world! Click here to learn more about Craig.
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