Everyone loves homemade fries, right? There’s just something so much better about making your own fries at home, as opposed to buying them from a fast food place. Did you know, however, that there are so many different ways to make them? Here are just three of the best ways to make your favorite side dish.
This is probably the most classic way to make homemade fries – and it doesn’t take too much time or effort! You’re going to want to cut your fries into whatever size you like, whether that be classic and thin or rustic and chunky. Next, boil them for just a few minutes in some salted water before patting them dry. Now, throw them in the oven to cook until they’re crispy and delicious.
If you’re lucky enough to have a deep-fat fryer at home, then you can make your fries just like the fast-food joints! Again, you’ll want to boil them slightly in some salted water before patting them dry to start. Now, just pop them in the basket and let them sizzle away in the oil. The thinner the fries, the less time they’ll need to be cooked.
Want to mix things up a little? How about making fries out of anything but potato. Some of our favorites include zucchini fries, which are ideal when either baked in the oven or put in the deep-fat fryer. Sweet potato also works really well, and can be finished off with a sprinkling of parmesan. You can also try carrots, pumpkin, parsnips, and just about any other root vegetable you can think of. They’re always delicious!
The next time you think about ordering fries, stop. You can make some of the best homemade fries in a fraction of time and they’re far more delicious than soggy fries from a fast food joint.
The people of Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, love milk. They love it so much that if you step into any of their favorite bars, you will get it on tap. The people who enjoy it say that too. It helps them keep calm and reduce stress levels. Such milk bars are scattered all over this central African country with a population of only 12 million.
People of all ages and genders gather at these bars and enjoy liters of fresh milk or milk that is yogurt-like by sitting on plastic chairs or benches. The local people call this yogurt-like milk ikivuguto. Some people prefer drinking hot milk while some prefer it cold. Many even follow the old and well-known custom of chugging the glass of milk at once. Those who sip it leisurely like to enjoy it with accompaniments like chapatis, bananas, or cakes. It does not matter how they prefer their glass, they just come in to unwind and relax. And to do that, they drink a lot of milk.
A Valuable Drink
The milk bars may have been around only in the last ten years or so but milk has long been part of their country’s history and culture, and now it is also part of their economy and modern identity. Cows were thought to be a source of status and wealth and one of the most valuable gifts you could give to a family or friend. They were so valuable that people would name their children Inyamibwa which means beautiful cow or Munganyinka which means as valuable as a cow. In traditional dances, women also depicted the Ankole cows that had a giant horn by raising their hands.
Back in 1994, the country experienced genocide that killed about 800,000 people in 100 days. Those who were killed were identified to be ethnic Tutsis. These were historical people who owned a lot of cattle. As Rwanda recovered from this terrible incident, the country’s government began looking to fight malnutrition and expand its economy through cows, once again. In the year 2006, Paul Kagame, the country’s President, also launched the Girinka program. It intends to provide every family of low income with one cow.