Old Bay Fries Recipe

Mar 28, 2012 12:01 pm

And with spiked ketchup, what's not to love?

old bay fries recipe
Photo: Landmarc Restaurants
While you're frying fries, fry some other fryer-friendly ingredients.
 

You've been dying to break out the Fry Daddy, haven't you? If you're going to fire it up — and you should — make it worth your while by frying a couple of other things in addition to potatoes. Then toss them all together with Old Bay seasoning, the universal seasoning (slogan pending corporate approval), and eat with vodka-spiked roasted garlic ketchup, just like Marc Murphy does at Ditch Plains. Sound like a plan?

A few burgers to consider with fries this hefty:

Servings: 4

Ingredients

For the fries
16 ounces pickled jalapeños
16 ounces dill pickle slices
1 pound potatoes, sliced into french fries
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
3 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
For the spiked ketchup
1 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon roasted garlic
1 1/2 cups ketchup
5 ounces vodka
Directions: 

For the spiked ketchup: 

  1. Whisk the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and roasted garlic together in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Add the ketchup and vodka to the bowl and mix until incorporated. This will keep for up to 6 days in the refrigerator.

To roast the garlic: 

  1. Cut 2 heads of garlic in half crosswise and season with salt and pepper and olive oil. 
  2. Wrap in foil and place in a 300 degree oven for 1 hour until the garlic is soft.
  3. Remove the garlic from the skin and mix into a paste.

For the fries: 

  1. Set fryer to 350 degrees.
  2. Drain dill pickles and pickled jalapenos into colander. Pat dry with paper towels and set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix flour, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, ground pepper and 2 tablespoons salt. 
  4. Once combined, toss pickles and jalapenos in seasoned flour mixture and coat each piece generously. Pat off excess flour and lay floured pickles flat on large sheet tray.
  5. Fry jalapenos and pickles together in batches, but be sure not to over crowd. Fry until golden brown — about 2 minutes.
  6. Next, fry french fries until golden brown for about 3 minutes.
  7. Place all fried items in medium mixing bowl, season with Old Bay and chopped parsley, toss and serve immediately with spiked ketchup.
Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
1 hour, 30 minutes
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