Where does the weekend go?
A second ago it was Friday afternoon and now *poof* 2 seconds later...it's Sunday evening.
Anyway..my point is...I had no time to make anything this weekend. We are only a week away from the annual May Day Parade here in Lillooet and my friend, Kerry, and I are busy puttng together a fun float to enter.
I tried this recipe to spice up the last 4 baby potatoes we had (no time for shopping either!).
It was tasty for lunch and, best of all, it only took a few minutes to whip it up so I didn't lose too much float making time.
Spicy Baked Cheesy Fries
(Adapted from The Busty Baker)
2 Tbsp bread crumbs
1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
sprinkle of cayenne pepper
salt & pepper
1 large potato (or 4 baby potatoes)
1 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 400. Line a small pie pan with parchment paper, set aside. (This can also be done in a toaster oven)
In a small bowl, whisk together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, onion & garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt & pepper. Set aside.
Scrub potatoes under running water to clean - you do not need to peel. Slice into strips.
Place potato slices into a small ziplock bag. Drizzle with 1 tsp olive oil. Squish around in the bag to coat with oil. Dump in the spice mixture. Shake to coat.
Spread evenly on prepared pan.
Sprinkle with the 2 Tbsp Mozza cheese.
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Turn fries over and continue baking until they are crisp/tender - about another 15 - 20 minutes - it will depend on how thick you have cut your slices.
This is a single serving, by the way.
You can easily double or triple it.
My favorite part of this recipe? - The crispy bits of cheese.
I want to try this again with a large potato instead of the baby ones. I enjoyed the flavor but it was annoying to have to eat mini fries. I like regular sized ones better...most of the time.
Oh, yeah, I dipped these in ketchup and tzatziki sauce. They are REALLY tasty with the tzatziki!!