Tuesday, July 12, 2011

French Fry Diary 243: Trader Joe's Handsome Cut Potato Fries

Yep, I'm back at Trader Joe's again, this time for another new store brand product. These frozen grocery fries are called Trader Joe's Handsome Cut Potato Fries. Now I'm not exactly sure what 'handsome cut' means, but just for the record, these inexpensively priced fries are natural cut shoestrings.

Trader Joe's is kinda arrogant about these Handsome Cut Potato Fries. The bag makes a lot of how these are natural cuts made from Northwest spuds and that there's extra flavor because they still have skins. I don't know about that. I always thought that natural cut just meant skipping the extra step of peeling the potato.

Now these fries are very good, but they require more bake time than the instructions on the bag directed. They also cooked unevenly which I will blame on the non-uniform cut. Unlike other shoestring fries, these are not all identically cut - and perhaps that's what 'handsome cut' means. As I said these are still very good fries, I will definitely be getting these again.

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JustinM said...

Did you salt them yourself or is that how they come? If the latter, was it too salty?

Glenn Walker said...

I added ground sea salt to them, which surprisingly jumped out in the photograph. They weren't as salty as they look, I blame the flash, because I really can't have all that much salt.