For many years, my favorite type of frozen potatoes have been Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R). These delightful spuds closely resemble crinkle- cut French fried potatoes, but Ore Ida (R) describes them as “crispy, shaped potatoes”. Crispers (R) are one of Ore Ida’s (R) varieties of “Fun Shapes” frozen potatoes, which include such other types of frozen potato treats as Waffle Fries, Cottage Fries, Skin- On Fries and Tater Tots, among others. Call them what you may, but to me, Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) are the tastiest, most consistently- satisfying brand of frozen French fried potatoes that I’ve ever encountered.
As their name implies, Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) are indeed, crisp. They are designed to provide a crunchy texture that is reminiscent of French fries that have just been removed from the fryer. This is not say that they are in any way hard- to- the- bite, or overly crunchy. They possess a crispness that to me, simply resembles a light coating, or other dimension to the frozen potatoes. In essence, these frozen potatoes are actually soft- to- the- bite, but the little extra bit of crispness lends a pleasing mouth- feel to the experience of eating them. Upon biting into an Ore Ida (R) Crisper (R), one experiences a pleasant taste that only comes from the use of high- quality potatoes. The fresh potato taste is accented by a very slight seasoned- flavor. For years, I wondered what the mild seasoning was comprised of. Finally, I pulled the 20 oz bag of Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) out of my freezer and perused the list of ingredients. In addition to potatoes, these frozen spuds contain vegetable oil, salt, natural flavor, dehydrated onions and citric acid.Interestingly, the package label also states that these frozen potatoes also contain soybeans. The pleasant flavor and interesting texture of Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) makes them an instant hit with everyone that I’ve ever served them to. They provide a very tasty accompaniment to virtually any type of meal. The package itself, that Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) are contained in is a marvel of modern packaging. The bright red plastic bag that holds these potatoes is durable and possesses a recloseable opening, which makes for neat storage and maintains freshness longer than other brands of frozen potatoes.
Preparing, or heating Ore Ida (R) Crispers is very easy and requires only a minutes. These frozen potatoes are designed to be heated in conventional ovens only. In a 450 degree pre- heated oven, place Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) in a single layer on a baking sheet or in a shallow pan. Bake for 10- 13 minutes, or until they reach desired crispness and color. When heating these frozen potatoes, they give- off a delightful aroma that is sure to whet the appetite. Nutritionally, Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) contain 210 calories, with 110 calories from fat, per three- ounce serving. These frozen potatoes are a Kosher product, as well as a vegan product. All things considered, Ore Ida (R) Crispers (R) are a delicious frozen food product that this food writer heartily endorses.