Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spicy Baked Cheesy Fries

Where does the weekend go?
A second ago it was Friday afternoon and now *poof* 2 seconds's Sunday evening.
*sigh* 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!!
Stop by Or So She Says and The Chicken Chick and The Velvet Moon Baker for some great links!

1 comment:

  1. What a great change of pace, those potatoes sound great.............Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick