Tonight I decided to try something healthy and simple – probably not anything that Big Daddio would like, but he’s at a meeting tonight so I can enjoy these great sounding fries without him saying “what are those weird looking vegetables? Why can’t you just use regular potatoes?” I know that’s what he would say about these, but I think they sound great.
I found these at a site called A Finn in the Kitchen. Here is the link: http://www.afinninthekitchen.com/2013/02/root-vegetable-fries-with-garlic.html. There’s some good sounding recipes, including one called Peppermint Overload Brownies. Oh yeah, I’ll probably be making these on Easter and eating the whole pan. No, that’s bad – I shouldn’t even be thinking about something like that.
I should be thinking of things like Root Vegetable Fries. I’m not going to lie – I wasn’t really sure what Aioli was until I made these. Apparently it’s a really good garlicky mayo that you can dip your healthy fries into. What a great idea!
I went to the store and got some carrots, a couple of sweet potatoes and a parsnip. Or maybe it was a turnip, but I don’t think so. I’m pretty sure it was a parsnip – kind of long like a carrot, but pale. Anyway, I peeled them all and cut them carefully into fries. I used my super-sharp knife because these weren’t the easiest to cut. I was a little afraid I’d cut off a finger, but that didn’t happen.
These are good and look pretty. You have to keep an eye on them toward the end because you want them crispy but not burnt. They’re a lot like bacon in that way. You know that last minute right between crispy and burning? Well, that’s what you need for these fries.
I sat down and enjoyed these – ate the whole darn batch. I’d have to say I liked the sweet potatoes best but they were all good. And the best news is that I have a whole bunch cut up that I can cook tomorrow. Yea!
These would be perfect for a “Girl’s Nite In”. I have lots of friends who would like these, especially served alongside a glass of white wine or even better, a martini. I’m going to have to give that some thought!