Sunday, May 13, 2007

Oven Fries with Aioli

Tonight for dinner we had Boca Burger cheeseburgers, because it is finally summery and that is a summery kind of meal. To go with it, I decided to try out these baked fries from a little blurb in Cooking Light. It's not even a real recipe, it was just a serving suggestion for a different meal. But it sounded yummy.

The fries took much longer than the recipe said - it took about 30 minutes for them to start browning. We liked the aioli with the fries. Mayonnaise and garlic are good on everything. However, we both decided there are probably better oven fries recipes out there. We could always make those and dip them in an aioli. Anyway, we won't make this recipe again.

Edit on 11/5/09: We did, in fact, make these again, by accident! Didn't realize we'd already tried it! Haha!

We also made the Simply Strawberry Sorbet I tried last summer, because strawberries were crazy on sale at the grocery store this weekend. It is still in the freezer but I am expecting it to be just as delicious. This time we did add the egg white. I was curious how it would affect the texture, so we tried it. I am looking forward to eating some sorbet later tonight. Yay!

Oven Fries with Aioli

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 2 lbs peeled baking potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick strips. Place potatoes on a jelly roll pan. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp canola oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt; toss to coat. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until tender and golden. Toss with 1 1/2 Tbsp melted butter and 1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley. Combine 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise, 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, 1/8 tsp ground red pepper, and 1 minced garlic clove. Serve with fries.

Photo added 11/5/09:
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