French Fries

French Fries

Recipes and Photographs

Book - 2011
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Who doesn't love the traditional twice-fried potato, our hot and salty friend? This innovative cookbook offers recipes for every kind of fry imaginable, from Parmesan to pesto to sweet potato fries. Try something as familiar as Drive-in French Fries to those as exotic as Pataje Oorlog, a Dutch dish with three different sauces, or Chocolate Fries, a sweet french fry dessert. The book also includes recipes for non-potato fries, such as Fresh Green Bean Fries or TempuraVegetables with Wasabi Garlic Aioli, and for more than a dozen dips and sauces, from Sweet Onion Mayonnaise to Ginger Soy Dipping Sauce.

Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, 2011.
ISBN: 9781423607441
1423607449
Branch Call Number: 641.6521
Characteristics: 128 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.

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Oct 19, 2014

French Fries by Zac Williams. I wasn’t looking for French fries in the library. That’s just plain silly. But this book was on display, right where I couldn’t help but see it: between the check out desk and the front door. So what if the French fries on that cover where the good-for-you kind deep fried from sweet potatoes. There’s a brief mouth watering description of such things as the best type of potatoes to use for French fries; the preferred oils (one upon beef tallow was sworn to produce the most desirable taste). There’s no mention of what dressings to use: ketchup, malt vinegar or poutine. And then we have a sampling of recopies, some simple, some imaginative, and some just plain wonky. Simple: home-style fries; the drive-in-fry; and the oven fry. Category two: imaginative (and promising enough to be worth a try): Philly cheese-fries (shades of poutine ?); buffalo fries (dipped in batter); and Texas Cheddar fries. And then there’s wonky: Pesto fries; Newfie fries (featuring green peas, sage stuffing, and turkey gravy); and Masala fries (coriander, cumin, turmeric, ginger, cloves, cilantro and garbanzos round out thus recipe). And the ultimate wonky fries. Wait for it. Chocolate fries. So say goodbye to the diet; invest in a deep fryer; buy yourself a kitchen fire extinguisher and enjoy.

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