a post about french fries….

Do you love french fries?  Dumb question, right?!!! We all love them…I have basically given them up because they just are way too fattening…so with that in mind I want to share with you my newest discovery…I am at the Lakehouse with Nick and I wanted to try out one of our Christmas presents…here it is…a Hot Air Fryer…have you seen this?  Hot Air…not dumped in oil!!!photo copy

You can make a bunch of things in it…I not only bought it for the fries but also for all the fish Nick catches…I like baked and  broiled fish but there is nothing like a good ol’ Wisconsin fish fry…but again…too many calories in that oil…so I can’t wait to fry fish too…I also got a new french fry cutter…Shown here, UnknownI have 1/4″, 3/8″ and 1/2″ blades….then I had to soak my fresh cut potato fries in water for 30 min…pat them dry…toss in a tablespoon of oil and then place them in the air fryer…here is how they turned out!!!

Let me just say….they taste as good as any restaurant fries from all those good places we eat out at on the road…when I steal a few of Nick’s of coarse….The only downfall I can see is I may need another one so the fish and the fries can be finish at the same time!  I also can’t wait to try homemade onion rings and cheese curds…are you hungry yet?

I purchased all of this from William Sonoma in case you feel the same way I do about the sinking your fries and fish in the old “hot tub”method.  Plus all the gallons of oil we used…No guilt now…Thank You God for making people so smart that they can figure these things out so we all can enjoy  fries now…have a great Saturday…I am going to stitch now while enjoying the sunshine coming through the windows…LBphoto


37 responses to “a post about french fries….”

  1. Bischof Avatar

    W/S here I come….

  2. quiltedcrow Avatar

    They look good to me!

  3. quiltedcrow Avatar

    They look to me!

  4. Brittany Voigt Avatar
    Brittany Voigt

    Thanks SO much for sharing this! I’ve never heard of an air fryer before, and will definitely be purchasing one this week!

  5. mel2quilt Avatar

    Those look yummy! I think I might need to investigate this further. Thanks for sharing and be sure to let us know how it works with the fish!

  6. Nancy Avatar

    Those fries look amazing!! What a great invention….hoping the price comes down some. Always looking for ways to enjoy my food while helping my cholesterol numbers. Just recently brought my total down to under 200. Of course, I am not always a good girl when it comes to my diet lol…being good isn’t much fun.

  7. CJ Reed Avatar
    CJ Reed

    Wow — I cannot wait to here how the fish and cheese turn out ! I wonder how it would do with chicken ?

  8. seeshesews Avatar

    AHHH, and sweet potato fries, legal potato fries, mushroomsmmmthe possibilities are endless. 🙂 Thank you for the heads up Lisa .

  9. kcanute Avatar

    I love it when you share your great finds! I usually agree with you! I received a gift card from WS for Christmas and have not used it. I now know what it will be used for! At the moment I am in Texas sitting at my lake house as well, getting ready for my quilt group to show up tomorrow for a 4 day retreat. We will look forward to seeing you in Houston in October! Take care and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Nora Brofford Avatar

    that is so cool.

  11. Jakey Avatar

    Wow! Those look delicious!! Enjoy! Thanks for sharing Lisa, isn’t modern technology is grand. 🙂

  12. mahquilter Avatar

    Ok Lisa you got me. As I am a William Sonoma snob and I never eat fries because if the oil I am in on this one. Will place my WS order asap. PS great to see you both at AQS show. BTW I did break my 10th rib when I fell during set up. Starting to feel better so now back to sewing.  Hi to Nick. 

    Sent from my Verizon Wiess 4G LTE Smartphone

  13. Sharon Avatar

    Looks amazing… More time to quilt!

  14. Sally Matoushek Avatar
    Sally Matoushek

    Did you see this?? I don’t think I miss French fries enough to buy one. But it sounds cool



  15. Kathryn Casavant Avatar
    Kathryn Casavant

    Are they crispy? They look so good! Will have to try one thanks Lisa.

    1. lisabongean Avatar

      yes…they are totally awesome….just like regular fries but w/o the grease!

  16. Debbie St.Germain Avatar

    I like this fryer, definitely going to check it out. It will also save on the cost of oil.
    We had fish and fries tonight and it is messy.


  17. Carol Eberhardt Avatar
    Carol Eberhardt

    Thanks for sharing! I would eat potatoes every night if I could have them french fried!

  18. Olivia Avatar

    Williams Sonoma. Here I come!!

  19. Nancy Avatar

    Cool going to WS tomorrow

  20. Nancy Martin Avatar
    Nancy Martin

    Cool. Going to WS. Tomorrow. Will check it out. Right now they have a. 20% sale

    1. lisabongean Avatar


  21. Connie Avatar

    After reading this post I’m really hungry!

  22. Sandie French Avatar
    Sandie French

    You are a lifesaver, now I can be a guilt-free French fry eater! Thanks for the info – Wms Sonoma will now be inundated with orders!

  23. Vicky C. Avatar
    Vicky C.

    Not appropriate to say I Love You, but here goes…thanks for the permission for fries!

  24. Laura Baumgardner Avatar
    Laura Baumgardner

    How about “fried” chicken?

  25. Sharon Bennett Avatar
    Sharon Bennett

    Thanks for sharing this! After all the snow we had this winter (which equals too much comfort food and not enough exercise)… We need some low-cal options (and soon)… I’ve never met a potato I didn’t like… lol! 😉

  26. Kathy Avatar

    I’m a Wisconsin girl living in Iowa… I crave a Wisconsin Fish Fry almost every Friday night… nobody does it like the Badger state!!!

  27. Sherry Avatar

    I had not heard of any thing like this. We love French fries but only eat them on a rare occasion. Thanks for sharing this wonderful invention.

  28. suejean1 Avatar

    So glad you and Nick both made it home safely from your journeys and are getting time together at the lake. The fries look yummy. I love everything William Sonoma.

  29. Kathy Avatar

    Mmmmm…..I can smell the fries ! What a great discovery, thanks for sharing

  30. Joyce Avatar

    Looks.. yummy! I will have to try and find one to buy..
    Is the Lake frozen over?

  31. Karen Avatar

    Besides living at our local quilt shop, I also love Williams Sonoma. Spend too much money at both places. Lisa, thanks for sharing your stuff with all of us. We love you!!!!!

  32. Mary ann Avatar
    Mary ann

    These looks amazing! Thanks for sharing, it’s always so hard to know which of the new small appliances is worth making room for!

    1. nitadancesta Avatar

      Oh, yum! I’ll have to look into one of those!

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