Thankful Thursday {featuring Homemade Italian French Fries recipe}

Good morning, ladies and gents! Welcome to this week’s


I don’t know about you, but I have an awful lot to be thankful for this week. The Lord has answered some of our biggest prayers this week, thus lifting some of our heaviest burdens. As long as this list can go, I will keep it simple and just stick to four of the biggest things 🙂

  • I’m thankful for my husband being blessed with a job, one where his hard work is being recognized (already!!)
  • I’m thankful for plants having the great ability to grow back, even after the terrible worm-attack they had this week (our basil was eaten to the stem, it looked like a skeleton!)
  • I’m thankful for the kind workers at Kroger’s (for those of you who do not know Krogers, it is like an upscale version of Winco)
  • I’m thankful for Jared getting to California safely, keep him in your prayers this week as he is working over on the west coast!

Onward and upward, time for our recipe of the week! This one is something you could find me making at least once or twice a week, because it makes a great healthy side to practically any dish, if you get creative enough!

How many of you like french fries, but don’t really care for all the grease they come with? Let me share with you a great recipe for homemade french fries that is not only cheaper, but is way healthier than McD’s fries. Not to mention, a whole lot more in taste!

Homemade Italian French Fries

Amie's Homemade Italian French Fries

Amie's Homemade Italian French Fries

 I mean, look at those beauties! Yes, they are as delicious as they look. Juicy, tasty mmm goodness :). Here is how you make ’em:

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 4-5 regular baking potatoes (russets)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (extra virgin is very beneficial for our health, but regular oil can work too if you do not have this)
  • Italian Seasoning (or you can use dried thyme, oregano, parsley)
  • Garlic Salt
  • Pepper

And here’s the easy steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Take a large cookie sheet, and spray it generously with cooking spray
  3. Carefully julienne (long thin slices, you know, french fry style) the potatoes. I do not peel the potatoes, and I do not recommend you do either because it adds crunch and flavor – not to mention, the skin of the potato is where all of the vitamins are!
  4. Mix in a large bowl, about 1/3 cup of olive oil (or enough to coat the fries), the fries, and all the seasonings
  5. Spread out the fries onto the cookie sheet, and sprinkle a little bit more of the seasonings on top of the fries. Make sure none of the fries overlap, so they bake evenly
  6. Put in oven, and bake for 30-40 minutes. Keep an eye on these babies, and make sure to turn them every 15 minutes to prevent burned fries
Amie's Homemade Italian French Fries
Amie’s Homemade Italian French Fries

You will never care to go back to the fast food diner again. Serve with your favorite sauce and enjoy!

God bless,

Amie Hurst, of Lindley’s Photography

Jared Lindley the proud owner of 3LP & Lindley’s Photography

Winner of the knot Best of Wedding Photography Georgia 2010 & 2011.

A Professional photographer with a creative style. Serving Warner Robins, Macon, Byron, Perry, Atlanta, Roswell, Buckhead, Marietta & all of the Middle Georgia Area with professional photography.

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