My wife and I decided to have leftovers for dinner last night and both ended up warming up the pork ribs we had the night before. However, as we were taking them out of the fridge, we came to the realization that we really didn’t have a whole lot of side dishes leftover (other than a very small container of baked beans) and, as a result, we had to decide on something else to go with the ribs.
After some discussion, we ended up deciding on the bag of crinkle cut French fries from the brand Season’s Choice that had been in our freezer for a couple of weeks. While warming up the ribs and the beans, I ended up popping a small tray of these in our toaster oven.
Unfortunately, the fries failed to live up to my expectations.
As I mentioned before, I decided to make these in our toaster oven. The bag really didn’t have instructions for a toaster oven and called for a conventional oven instead. However, our toaster oven gets up to the recommended 400 degree baking time, is much faster than our regular oven (which takes 15 minutes just to pre-heat) and, when we have made fries in it in the past, we have never had any real issues with them. They usually come out the same way they would in the regular oven, fully baked and crispy.
So, when I cooked these fries for longer than the recommended time and they came out somewhat uncooked and very soft and soggy, I couldn’t help but feel a bit disappointed by them. I might have had more success if I would have left them in for another 10 minutes or so. But, I really didn’t want to wait that long for them and, once again, I don’t have to do that with other brands.
The fries were also a disappointment as far as taste is concerned. I don’t like foods that have too much salt. But, when it comes to French fries, I do expect at least a somewhat salty taste. I think this brand had some salt on the fries. But, it was a minimal amount that did nothing to add flavor. My wife obviously felt the same way because she ended up drowning her fries under a small lake of ketchup.
We still have part of the bag left and, because I don’t like wasting food, will find a way to use them up. But, I don’t think I’ll buy this brand again.