|Hello Extra-Large French-Fries!|
It has been years since this episode, and I'm happy to say I have made a recovery. I am able to eat french-fries once more without feeling like a sack of awful beaten with bad tastebuds. I don't worship them as I once did, alas the plans for the bronze statue are forever on hold, but I can enjoy them again as a normal person would. :)
With my ability to eat french-fries restored I set out on a healthy french-fry quest....and wah-lah! I have something I would like to share with you. It is insanely easy, and I foresee this being a wonderful side to any meal!
Extra Large French-Fries w/ Chipotle Mayo Dip
4-5 larger gold yukon potatoes
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 dashes of cayenne
Chipotle Mayo Dip Ingredients:
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (any will do, I used rice this time)
1/2 cup cashews
1 cup grapeseed oil
1 tablespoon chipotle powder
2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Cut up your potatoes into large "steak fry" sizes. I can only assume these won't be a side to steak, but that seems to be the going name for this size of french-fry.
Next dump them in a large bowl, and pour the veggie broth over them and season them. Stir everything around so the potatoes are nice and covered. We are using this broth as a substitute to oil and deep fry.
Once they look good place the potatoes into a baking pan. Be sure you spray the pan with non-stick first. Then cover with foil, and bake for 20 minutes covered. After 20 minutes has gone by remove the cover and stir the potatoes around (keeping them in the oven, so be careful, no burns!). Then cook for 30-35 minutes more. Opening the oven to stir around occasionally.
While your potatoes are baking up into healthier fries, lets get that dip ready. place all the ingredients (minus the oil) into your blender. Blend everything together till it is completely blended. Then put the blender speed on low, and slowly pour the oil into the mixture. Blend until it looks completely emulsified. Now you have a slightly healthier option to a sugary ketchup. (Could I say "blend" anymore in this paragraph?)
Remove the fries when baked all the way, and serve to your hungry friends. Or just to you, as that is what I did today...maybe I'm not completely cured of my addiction just yet...