Monday, August 19, 2013

Homemade French Fries Topped with...Greatness

I'm sure I am not alone when I say I LOVE me some good french fries. It seems these days, french fries are topped with anything and everything. With that being said, my goal was obvious. What is something I haven't seen on top of french fries before? Here we go...

This was my first time making homemade french fries. I'd be lying if I said I won't be making these often.

My good friend Morgan once again helped me brainstorm for this dish. <- She's pretty good at inspiring me...just saying.

It's fun for the whole family! (Sounds like a corny infomercial) It's also fun for someone like me who is always hungry. Golden french fries topped with lump crab meat, diced tomatoes, parmesan cheese, parsley, and truffle oil. Now, truffle oil is a specialty item. However, it's something that can be used on a wide range of things. Its worth it...trust me.










Homemade French Fries w/ Greatness

Ingredients

1 large Russet Potato (or any large white potato)
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
¼ teaspoon Paprika (not shown)
1 tablespoon Truffle Oil
Vegetable Oil for frying (Enough so the fries are submerged) 
2 tablespoons Diced Tomatoes
¼ cup Crab Meat
1 teaspoon Old Bay
1 teaspoon Parsley - chopped
1 teaspoon Parmesan Cheese (not shown)

Directions

1.     Peel the potato and cut into 1/8 inch slices.

For a tutorial on how to cut the potato into french fry shapes:

http://youtu.be/2-6E-qv9oic


2.     Place the potato slices into a large bowl of cold water. Let rest for thirty minutes.
3.     In the meantime, in a deep fryer or frying pan, heat the vegetable oil to 325 degrees.
4.     In a small bowl, toss the crab meat with the Old Bay.
5.     Once the oil is hot, place the potato slices in the oil. (If in a frying pan, not a deep fryer, do not overlap the slices).
6.     Fry the potato slices for 8 minutes. (Be sure to flip the slices half way through cooking time if you're using a frying pan).
7.     Once the slices are done, take them out the oil and set aside to drain over a paper towel.
8.     After 10 minutes, place the slices back in the oil for another minute.
9.     Take the slices out of the oil and season them with salt, pepper, garlic salt, and paprika.
10. In a serving dish, layer the potato slices on the bottom of the dish.
11. Top with the truffle oil, crabmeat, diced tomatoes, parmesan cheese and parsley.

**I ate the fries with a hot and spicy tomato dipping sauce**