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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tutorial: Home-made French Fries [shoe-string] + 100 followers :D

HOORAY! I have finally reached 100 followers. I cannot stress how thankful I am for everyone's frequent visits and lovely comments. Thankyou so much! I'm considering doing a giveaway, but haven't thought of any products just yet! But i'm already getting some great ideas =))

Random enough, one of my FAVORITE Korean deserts is the Goldfish-shaped red-bean-filled bread :)) you can only get it in Korea for some reason, but there's actually a place in ktown in LA that makes it! I get a whole batch every Tues. when I'm there for cello stuff :)
She isn't the owner, but she's one of the main ladies that makes it :) She's super nice and always remembers me!
They first pour the batter in both sides of the pans, drop heaping spoon-fulls of sweet red bean filling, and stick both sides together! :)
5 for $3! hehe I usually eat 3 and save the 2 for my mum :p


Anywho! I haven't made a cooking tut in a long time, so here's a quickie! Home-made French Fries! They're much lower in calories home-made than buying them somewhere like McDonalds :) They're super easy to make, and all you need is a potato!

Ingredients:
-1 Russet Potato (any size)
-Any type of oil (veg. oil is rec., but anything you have is fine--I used canola oil)
-salt
-something to shape/cut the potatoes into fries with! (you could even just use your knife and free-hand it!)

I'm not sure what these are called! But they come with a little blade to slice your veggies through.
This is the thickest cutter I own, so it's fine :) work with whatever you have lying around! I honestly prefer shoe-string fries anyway :p
I peeled the potato, and ran it through till I couldn't anymore--be REALLY careful! it's super easy to just slice your finger through!!!!! I've done it before T^T A trick using these slicers is to push very lightly and not force it, or it'll get stuck, and you'll end up pushing it even harder--then BAM!! lots blood.
I'm going to use this mini deep-fryer I own, but you can always use a wide-set pan and fill it with 2 inches of oil.
Toss 'em in the rack!
Careful here! Water (from potato) and oil does NOT go together... hell, it'll explode! so make sure you don't put too much potato at once, or it'll overflow =)
Each batch for me takes around 4-7 minutes :) I like to use a wooden chopstick to swirl the potatoes around so they get cooked evenly.
Prepare a large plate with paper towels on the bottom to soak up the excess oils!
yum :3
Sprinkle them with salt, and you're done! This recipe is great with sweet potatoes too! :) I've tried, and really liked those too! (don't salt those though!)

Hope you enjoyed this cooking tut =) By popular demand, Kimchi Fried Rice will be the next tutorial, following up with a simple fudge tut too!

Have a Friday fun day~!
Best,
Jinna (;

14 comments:

Denysia said...

Thanks for the awesome recipe! I've never seen those fish breads before, but I want to find them now! :D

euzeenee said...

ugh, me want some boonguhbbang now. thanks =_=

Vincent said...

Can you send some chips? :)

박진아 said...

@Denysia haha they're the best! =) they're called boong-uh-bbang :p

@eujean wahhhahaha.

@Vince I don't do delivery, but pick-up is always available ;)

amanda said...

the fries look so yummy!
i tried that fish thing in malaysia and it was supper yummy! i didn't know it was a korean snack! <3

Nikki said...

Omg! that bungeoppang looks delish! Also, those fries...hmm, I think I'm going to try that recepie. Thanks, Jinna <3 Also, the ending pic, me & my bf have that same shirt "The Shouts of Reds, United Korea" We got it in the fashion district stalls in LA. haha! Me & my BF wore it everytime Korea played. haha!

Btw, congrats for reaching 100 :) you deserve more & more followers. Can't wait for your kimchi fried rice tutorial :D

xoxo
Nikki

eli_7 said...

The fish red bean pastry looks yum. My mum can make them but without the fish shapes tehe
Thanks for the fries tutorial! It looks really easy and simple to do. i LOVE fried Sweet potato but it took me like an hour to cook it so I think I should slice it really thin next time. :)

`❀.JESSI.❀´ said...

aw thank you for the cute comment :)
your blog seems interesting *.*
i follow you :D

that goldfish bread looks yummy :o ♥

augustalolita said...

i think i had something similar to the redbean filled fishies-and it was yummy!! but it wasnt shaped like a fish :( those shoe string fries look soo good!!

☆★ shirley said...

Oooh, the red bean fish look so so pretty and yummy! My friend was telling me about those in the nightmarket where I live, except those are filled with nutella! I personally haven't tried either though :(

I want to try making sweet potato fries now :)

박진아 said...

@Nikki haha yeah! the picture was actually taken the day korea lost and was dropped from the competition T^T We went to ktown to watch the game at 4am, took a nap, and went to a party (in pic) :p

@Eli the thinner the better! =D

@Jessi haha thankyou~

@shirley ooh~ nutella? sounds like a goldfish shaped crepe! LOL

Anonymous said...

those fish bread things are taiyaki..you can get them in japan too..

박진아 said...

yep! we call them boong uh bbang in korea :)

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