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Alexia Brand frozen potatoes & onion rings?

I have been drooling over the photos on the packaging of many Alexia Brand frozen potato & onion prducts. The ingredient list looks pretty good also. Has anyone tried any of these, and are any especially good (or bad)?

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  1. Their sweet potato fries are very good, and reasonable calorie-wise. I tried their regular oven fries a year or so ago, and if you overcook them, they turn into crunchy air. You can let the sweet potato fries go longer, get more crispy on the outside, without destroying everything that makes them good inside.

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    1. re: modthyrth

      I usually cook the sweet potato fries a few minutes longer than the package directions. The last time I made them, I tossed them with a little garam masala for the last few minutes of baking. They were excellent! I don't usually bother with packaged fries, but this is the one brand I'll pick up if I'm craving them.

    2. All are great! I have enjoyed them for some time. Our favorite is the red potato/ parmesan mashed potatoes!! Fantastic!!

      1. I tried several of the potato products a couple years ago. I wasn't too impressed. They certainly do look delicious, and I start drooling/staring at the photos when I see them in magazines. But the reality is they never look as good as the pics, or taste as good as they look like they would.

        In my honest and humble opinion, roasting my own potatoes is just so much tastier. There is just something about frozen potatoes that taste weird to me. Maybe it's a texture thing. I roast crispy brown potatoes for one on almost a daily basis. Start to finish, it takes about 35 minutes--I cut up one potato, parboil for 5 minutes, then toss in olive oil, sea salt, and seasonings of choice for 30 minutes at 400 or higher, tossing twice during roasting. Super easy and delicious, and guaranteed fresher tasting.

        Onion rings are another story. Those are a pain to make (well) at home. Haven't tried the Alexia ones yet. Drool...

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        1. re: nothingswrong

          I've tried the onion rings and the potatoes and also haven't been impressed. 2 tries is all I'll do.

        2. we like the onion rings, thumbs up.

          1. oh, and sorry, but i had to share some potato food porn. look at that crispy deliciousness