Thursday, August 18, 2011

Parmesan Fries with Cajun Fry Sauce

The last time we went to Disneyland, we went to Cafe Orleans to eat lunch.  Whoa, Nelly.  There was some good food in there!  We ordered this appetizer that had a fancy name, but it was actually french fries with Parmesan, garlic, and parsley.  It was served with this zippy Cajun sauce.  This is my best take on the recipe.  It turned out pretty similar!  I don't know how to make a "Remoulade" sauce, but this will do.  So, if you can't whisk yourself away to Disneyland for some tasty fries, give this recipe  try. 

5 russett potatoes
Shredded Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder
dried parsley

1/3 c ketchup
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/2 T Dijon mustard
1 T Cajun seasoning *see below

2 T garlic powder
2 T onion powder
1 T paprika
1 1/2 t cayenne pepper
1 1/2 t black pepper
3/4 t celery seed
3/4 t chili powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t lemon pepper
1/4 t nutmeg

For the fries:
Get a large pot and get the water boiling.

Wash and peel the potatoes.  Cut the potatoes into about 3/8 inch slices.  It doesn't have to be exact... but close.  Boil the cut potatoes into the water and boil for 7 minutes.  Gently, take them out and place them on a paper towel lined cookie sheet. 

Preheat oil to 250 degree heat.  If you have a deep fat Fryer, use that.  If not, you'll need a thermometer to check on the temperature.  Fry the fries in batches in the 250 degree heat for three minutes.  Remove the fries and palce them on more paper towel to drain. 

Once that batch is done, heat the oil to 350.  Cook the fries in batches for about 5 more minutes or until they are a golden brown color.  Remove to a paper-towel lined cookie sheet.

Once they are done, spread them out a cookie sheet.
 Sprinkle the shredded Parmesan onto the fries.  I didn't have quite enough.  1/2 c should be plenty.  Lightly sprinkle with garlic powder and dried parsley. 
 Bake in a warm oven until the cheese melts a tad or broil for a minute or so.  mmm...

For the sauce, combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, and 1 T of the cajun seasoning.  Taste the sauce and add more seasoning if you'd like.

There you have it!  You may be wondering, "Is it really worth it to boil, fry, then fry the fries?"  Yes!  Absolutely!  It gives them a real quality texture that you can't get otherwise at home.  Just try it!  If you live by me, I'll loan you my deep fat fryer and give you the recipe for deep fried Oreos while I'm at it.  :)  And some broccoli, for your health's sake.

1 comment:

  1. I made only Potato Fries but not with sauce. please post recipe for popeyes fried chicken.