Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Cajun Chili Garlic Fries

Cajun Chili Garlic Fries
Originally uploaded by jdfunks.

I'll actually post a recipe for this..

so far:
ancho chili powder, coarse sea salt, chopped garlic, garlic powder, freshly ground pepper mix, cajun spices, canola and grapeseed oil..

Shoot, here's somethin resembling a recipe:
(feeds 2)

Preheat oven to 425F.

Peel one large yam, and cut into strips.
Put strips in a bowl, and toss with 1/2 tablespoon of canola oil and 1/2 tablespoon of grapeseed oil. You can certainly use all of one, I wanted to try it grapeseed in this.

1/8 teaspoon ancho chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt (or less, to taste), couple dashes freshnly ground black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon cajun mix (I buy this in bulk), and pinch of cayenne. Of course all of this is approximate in my kitchen..

Spread out, making sure they don't touch, on a baking sheet lightly greased with canola oil or on parchment paper. Bake for 15 minutes, flip fries with a spatula, very liberally sprinkle with 2 cloves of chopped garlic, and bake for another 10-15 minutes, to desired crispness. As these are baked, not fried, they won't get 'fried' crispy, but are still awesome, if I do say so.


erica said...

Yams, right?

Anonymous said...

Sweet potato fries have to be one of my favorite things to eat. This seasoning combo sounds delightful.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Yams, indeed!

Thanks vivacious, I was craving them myself.

Mikaela said...


Webly said...

Those look beautiful! I am so glad I have an appetite so I can make all the wonderful food I see on here. I love your photography.

Adriana said...

You just gave me a reason to buy yams.

farnandas said...

Nice Dish. I'll definitly make this during my sister weeding ceremony.

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