Tuesday, September 23, 2008

homemade apple fries


Have you heard of the new apple fries over at Burger King? On a recent trip for a splurge, I decided to give them a try for Mikayla instead of french fries to go with her 4-piece chicken nuggets. I talked them up quite a bit on our way through the drive up and she was so excited about them! However, I was quite surprised that they were $1.50 (yikes!) and that they were in a plastic bag shoved into a french fry pod. What was I expecting? (Although, I do admit they actually looked like french fries.) They came with a side of caramel sauce, but I chose not to tell Mikayla that. No need for a sugar high! Since that day every time we drive by a Burger King, she shouts out "apple fries"!

While making lunch the other day, I thought of an idea. Why not make my own homemade apple fries? The biggest reluctancy was that I didn't want to go to all the trouble of actually cutting the apple up by hand. Then I remembered that I oftentimes make homemade hashbrowns using my Pampered Chef Ultimate Slice & Grate. Perfect. I peeled the apple, sliced them, and served them up for lunch. Not only was Mikayla surprised and happy, but I liked them, too. It felt like I was actually eating french fries. I kind of thought the apple even tasted better than a cut up or sliced one. Also, it was a hit with Austin! They were so easy for him to eat. I think I will be making apple fries quite a bit around this house.


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7 comments:

Baby Tunnel Exodus said...

Great tip! I didn't want to chop all day, but I'll be hunting up one of those slicers today, because my children are a big fan of apple fries too. Not to mention this Mama could use some too. Blessings, Whitney

Blue Castle said...

That's a really good idea! The slices are perfect for little hands.

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

So much of getting kids to eat healthy is making it fun, great idea!!

Anonymous said...

oohh! I have a french fry press. I bet that would work!

ames said...

$1.50? Really? For apples? Boy are they a marketing machine. My dad just gave me his mandoline slicer, I'll have to try it out on some homemade apple fries!

Veggiemomof2 said...

We have a cutter that makes chips, so I might try making apple chips.

fruitfulwords said...

Ohhh, I never heard of these before. I can see me making some for myself.

I wonder how they would taste baked if you put on a little sugar and cinnamon?

 
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