The culinary adventures of a 20-something woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

The culinary adventures of a 20-something year old woman navigating the wonderful world of food!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spicy French Fries

So I have good news & bad news. The good news? My first attempt at spicy french fries was extremely successful - they were delicious. The bad news? They were so good that we ate them all immediately and I didn't get to take any photos. So you will just have to trust me that these french fries are amazing! I served him them homemade garlic aioli.

Garlic Aioli:
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced

Directions: Mix ingredients well & let sit in fridge for 30 minutes prior to serving.

Spicy French Fries
5 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into thin strips about 1/4" thick (I used Russet)
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp chili sauce
1 tbsp lime juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt & pepper to taste

1. Place cut potatoes into bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. Drain & rinse well.
2. In large bowl, mix remainder of ingredients. Add sliced potatoes and toss to coat.
3. Line a large baking sheet with tin foil & spray with cooking oil. Place potatoes in single layer onto baking pan.
4. Bake at 375 F for 15 minutes, then flip and bake for another 15 minutes. Thin-cut potatoes should be crispy on the outside & soft on the inside. If you prefer, bake for additional 15 minutes for extra crispy potatoes. Serve with garlic aioli and enjoy immediately!

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