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Burgers & Fries

April 13th, 2012

There probably isn’t much I have to say to convince you to make these fries.   You just can’t go wrong with this simple and delicious meal.  This has to be two of my favorite foods ever.  I never get sick of burgers and now I love eating them even more.  This post is about making these fries, but to make the meal complete, you definitely need the ground beef.   I just don’t feel right going on and on about fries and burgers if I’m not taking about THESE fries and THIS ground beef.  It’s just so good and not something you need to feel guilty about eating.  Unless maybe you eat 1.5 burgers and 3 servings of fries, but even then, I think it’s ok.

 Baked Cheese Fries

Place your oven rack in the center and preheat to 425.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.  In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, chili powder, paprika, cumin, chili flakes, cayenne pepper, and salt.  Set aside.  Rinse potatoes and peel.  Using a sharp knife, slice potato into 1/4 to 3/8 inch planks.  In a medium bowl, toss the potato strips with olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and grill seasoning.  Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture over potato slices and use tongs to mix together.   Spread potatoes onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake for 30-40 minutes, removing 2 or 3 times to toss as they cook.  Cook until potatoes reach desired crispiness.  Remove from oven, top with cheese and return to the oven for just a few minutes until cheese melts.  Remove and place onto a platter, sprinkle with chives, and serve immediately.  With a burger.  Recipe from Joy The Baker.

Recipe: Baked Cheese Fries

Meal type Side Dish
From book Joy The Baker

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • pinchof cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 2-4 medium russet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grill seasoning
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

Directions

Place a rack in the center of oven and preheat to 425. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch, chili powder, paprika, cumin, chili flakes, cayenne pepper, and salt. Set aside. Rinse potatoes and peel. Using a sharp knife, slice a 1/4-inch piece off the potato lengthwise. This will give you a base to slice on. Rest the potato, cut side down, and slice potato into 1/4 to 3/8 inch planks. Stack the planks in piles, 2 to 3 planks high, and slice lengthwise into strips.
In a medium bowl, toss the potato strips with olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and grill seasoning. Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture over slices and use tongs to toss together until every potato is coated with cornstarch and seasoning. Spread potatoes onto prepared baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 30-40 minutes, removing from the oven 2 or 3 times to toss potatoes as they cook. Cook until potatoes reach desired crispiness. Remove from oven, top with cheese, and return to oven just until cheese melts. Remove, and place onto a platter, sprinkle with chives and serve immediately.

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