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Ore Ida Extra Crispy Golden Crinkles are Delicious

September 14, 2012

I will never buy a deep fryer, nor will I have one installed in a kitchen island (I’m looking at you Paula Deen).  As a result of my vow we are sentenced to baking our French fires in the oven.  This typically results in a flaccid fry that makes me question my commitment.  There is hope, however, for those who shun the deep fryer.  Tonight while cruising Winn Dixie with Little Man I spotted Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Golden Crinkles.  Becky is on Team Steak Fry, but I decided to give them a shot.

When I got home I turned  the oven on and spread the French Fries on a large sheet pan while I shaped the ground chuck into patties.  While the hamburgers cooked, the fries sizzled away in the oven.  When I pulled them out, they were a deep golden brown.  I seasoned them, and let them cool for a moment.  I looked over the fries, picked one up, and took a bite.  It was perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.  Impressive.

The family happily ate them, and so long as I am buying the fries from the grocery store they will only be Ore Ida Extra Crispy Golden Crinkles.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 18, 2012 8:52 am

    We don’t buy the extra crispy ones but the normal crinkles do fine in the oven; I won’t own a deep fryer either. EW.

    • September 18, 2012 9:37 am

      We usually get the steak fries which are never done enough for me. And yes, a deep fryer is super ew. The only thing I fry is meatballs when I make them 3 or 4 times a year.

      • September 18, 2012 10:04 am

        When I lived in a house with 3 others in college, we had a fryer and used it exactly three times. Clean up is not worth it.

      • September 18, 2012 10:10 am

        Agree it is too much of a pain. Speaking of frying, when I was pledging in college one of the houses had Frydays. Everything was fries… it was amazingly delicious, and bad for you.

  2. September 28, 2012 12:24 pm

    I have a deep fryer that is a TFal rebranded as an Emeril brand. It’s awesome, because it auto drains into a storage pan when the oil cools off. Clean up is easy. :) Fries are better in it, but oddly enough, I like baked Tater Tots better.

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