Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Garlic French Fries

I wanted to "dress" up plain old french fries, so I went to the Gillroy, CA website (where they grow garlic) and found this recipe. It was yummy. The garlic wasn't over powering, and it was perfect with BBQ wings.

• Oil for frying (peanut or canola)
• 4 Russet potatoes or 12 oz bag of frozen pre cut fries (I bought a bag of shoe-string fries)
• 1/2 cup fresh minced garlic
• 1/4 cup kosher salt
• 1 Tbsp black pepper
• 1 Tbsp dried thyme
• 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Cut the washed potatoes into 1/2 inch to 3/8 inch thick strips (if using a French mandolin set it to its thickest setting). Heat the oil in a cast iron pot or any heavy duty pot to 360 degrees.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan then add the minced garlic for 30 seconds. Remove from pan and add to a mixing bowl with the salt, pepper, and thyme. Mix well.
The potatoes must be fried three times for best results. In batches, if necessary, place the raw fries into the oil for 90 seconds. Remove and let drain. Drop fries again for another 90 seconds. Remove and let drain. Drop fries in again this time for 60 seconds or until crisp and golden brown. ( I just cooked mine for 3 minutes in REALLY hot oil. They were yum!)
While the fries are still warm toss them with the garlic seasoning

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