⁣Lesson Plan: Creating Amazing Garlic Parmesan French Fries

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⁣Lesson Plan: Creating Amazing Garlic Parmesan French Fries

Grade Level: 6-8

Subject: Culinary Arts

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.6-8.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6-8.6: Acquire and use accurately specialized vocabulary to communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RST.6-8.9: Compare and contrast the information obtained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that obtained from reading a text on the same topic.

- Students will learn how to make delicious garlic parmesan french fries from scratch.
- Students will understand the importance of proper knife skills and safety in the kitchen.
- Students will follow step-by-step instructions to prepare and season the french fries.
- Students will evaluate the taste, texture, and presentation of their creations.

- Potatoes (2-3 per student)
- Vegetable oil
- Garlic powder
- Parmesan cheese (grated)
- Salt
- Fresh parsley (optional)
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Knife (for demonstration purposes only)
- Cutting board (for demonstration purposes only)
- Oven or air fryer
- Mixing bowl
- Tongs
- Plates and utensils for serving and tasting
- Writing materials for note-taking and reflection


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Engage students by asking if they have ever had garlic parmesan french fries and what their favorite seasonings are for fries.
- Show images of garlic parmesan french fries to generate excitement and familiarity.
- Explain the objective of the lesson: to create amazing garlic parmesan french fries from scratch.

2. Knife Skills and Safety (10 minutes):
- Discuss the importance of proper knife skills and safety in the kitchen.
- Demonstrate how to safely and efficiently cut potatoes into even-sized fry shapes.
- Emphasize the importance of using a sharp knife, proper grip, and the claw method for holding ingredients.

3. Preparing the French Fries (20 minutes):
- Instruct students to wash and dry the potatoes thoroughly.
- Demonstrate how to cut the potatoes into fry shapes, approximately 1/2 inch thick.
- In a mixing bowl, toss the potato fries with vegetable oil, ensuring each fry is coated evenly.
- Preheat the oven or air fryer as per the manufacturer's instructions.

4. Seasoning and Cooking (20 minutes):
- Instruct students to sprinkle garlic powder, grated parmesan cheese, and salt over the oiled fries.
- For an added touch, suggest students chop fresh parsley to sprinkle over the finished fries.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and arrange the seasoned fries in a single layer.
- Bake or air fry the fries as per the appliance instructions until golden brown and crispy.

5. Tasting and Evaluation (10 minutes):
- Allow the garlic parmesan fries to cool slightly before serving.
- Instruct students to taste their creations and evaluate the flavor, texture, and presentation.
- Encourage students to describe their observations and offer constructive feedback on their peers' fries.

6. Reflection and Discussion (5 minutes):
- Lead a class discussion on the experience of making and tasting garlic parmesan french fries.
- Ask students to compare and contrast their own creations with store-bought or pre-packaged versions.
- Discuss the importance of experimenting with different seasonings and variations to create unique flavors.

7. Conclusion (5 minutes):
- Recap the lesson by emphasizing the skills learned in making garlic parmesan french fries from scratch.
- Encourage students to explore other seasoning combinations and techniques for enhancing french fries.
- Discuss the importance of creativity and experimentation in culinary arts.

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