Saturday, August 23, 2008

My potato catastrophe

I think after today I will be sticking to bagged french fries. I found a super easy recipe for baked french fries so I gave it a go.

I go to wash the potatoes. THANK GOODNESS Bill walks into the kitchen and sees me washing them...With soap. Yes folks, I thought you needed to use soap to wash them to kill germs. Apparently I was mistaken.

SO. I get the potatoes washed up and I mix the coating to toss the fries in. Now, I told Bill when he went to the grocery store that I wanted 5 large baking potatoes. He comes home with 5 LBS of little ol' bitty regular potatoes. Well, whatever, I improvise. I adjusted the amount of ingredient in the coating mixture and I was so proud of them when I put them in the oven.

Fast forward 12 minutes.

I smelled something burning. Kind of like a burnt hair and onion-ish smell(Yum, right?). So I go to check the potatoes. OMG... Seriously, These things looked so decrepit and burnt. All shriveled up and sad looking. OK, I figured they'd finish cooking for the last 10 minutes and be good. Yeah,not so much. Not even edible.

So, needless to say, my homemade potato days are over.



Anonymous said...

Oh no but I think we've all had cooking adventures like that.

JLT6907 said...

oh no im sorry girl! dont give up on the first try. it always takes a few times to get things right especially with a new recipe.