Strolling through the market recently (what? you don't "stroll"?) I noticed these things. Normally I wouldn't go anywhere near a product that claimed to create anything even remotely resembling good fries in a microwave, but the fact that they were only $1.00 piqued my interest. Also, the package claimed that the fries would be "crispy" and "easy" and "extra".
The instructions seem simple enough.
Did you know that the Ore and Ida in Ore-Ida means Oregon and Idaho? Also, the company was founded by two brothers named NEPHI and GOLDEN Grigg. Fascinating. Anyhoo, the thinking-cap folks at Ore-Ida might be on to something here cause this package has that silvery (surely non-carcinogenic) stuff on both the top and bottom of the package.
The idea is that you take the top silvery part and smash it down on the fries so that when the microwave starts nuclear bombing them the tops and bottoms of your fries get crisped.
In they go for 3 and 1/2 minutes.
While I waited, I prayed to Maneki-Neko that the ghosts of Nephi and Golden would deliver on their promise of crispy, easy goodness.
Fairly.....crispy! I'm impressed. For $1.00 and the easiness, this is a total bargain.
The Grunion approved.
These are a great fry-emergency staple to keep around the house. 8 out of 10.