I’ll have the Fries…..

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Maybe you’re the type of person that can order the side of fruit or a salad, but I am a FRIE girl!  Will sent me a recipe from CraftBeer for beer soaked french fries that sound amazing.  I plan on trying these the next time we grill out.  Since I gave Greenville Beer Exchange a shout out in a previous post so today I’m going to give a holler to Community Tap.  CT is another great craft beer store so please go by and ask for a good beer to soak some fries in!

 

Garlic, Salted Beer Baked French Fries

  • 1 bottle craft beer (author used New Belgium Brewing Co.’s Somersault)  
  • 3 russet potatoes (~3/4lbs)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 425°F

 

Scrub and cut potatoes with skin on.

  • Cut the potato in half, lengthwise.
  • Turn one half on it’s side.
  • Depending on how thick you want the fries, make 2 – 3 lengthwise cuts.
  • Turn the half flat side down, so the cut pieces are stacked parallel with your cutting board.
  • Cut 3 – 4 lengthwise cuts, perpendicular to the previous cuts.
  • Repeat with the other half

 

In a large bowl, soak the cut fries, in 1 bottle of beer.  Let soak for 15 min, tossing 1 – 2x. 

 

Drain beer and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, until well coated.

 

Line a large baking sheet with parchment (optional, but nice for quick clean up!) and spread the fries, in a single layer on the pan.  Use two pans, if needed.  You don’t want them stacked.

 

Bake for 40 minutes – 1 hour depending on how crispy you like them, tossing 3-4 times.   Add more salt and pepper to your liking.

 

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