Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Porcini Fries

Porcini Fries

Yes oh yes there is something so marvelous about potatoes and porcini together.  Kind of like rosemary; just one whiff and I’m ready to eat a little something!

So I took the same idea I used for Spanish Fries and turned it into Porcini Fries. We are not talking fried porcini.  This is potatoes cut into French fries, flavored with porcini powder and baked.  Oh yes one other little flavor explosion; fresh grated parmesan lightly (or not lightly if you are like my daughter Marina) dusting the fries hot out of the oven.

Ingredients: (for 2 servings)
1 baking potato per person ( for two servings you will need 2 potatoes)
1 T. of olive oil per potato
¼ t. Porcini Powder per potato
¼ t. salt per potato
1-2 T. Fresh grated Parmesan per potato


Pre heat oven to 450
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Scrub your potatoes and dry.
Cut lengthwise in half, then in half again and again until you have 8 slices from the half.
Repeat until all the potatoes are sliced.
Dry well with paper towels.
Toss potatoes in a large bowl with olive oil, porcini powder and salt to coat well.
Lay in SINGLE layer on the parchment paper.
Bake for 12-15 minutes and turn potatoes.
Bake for 10 minutes and turn potatoes again
Bake another 1-4 minutes
Divide into two bowls and sprinkle with parmesan

Serve hot.
FYI: The Porcini Fries are not this dark in reality!  Lightly browned is how they came out; I just managed to flub the photos and well, they were gone before I noticed!


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  2. I had to stop by and check these delicious porcini fries out in person...amazing! The porcini powder is a wonderful addition.

    I'm honored you made my Tart for your family :0 I'm really not the dessert queen so I was shocked to win in this category.

    After eating my first run tart, I thought it needed an additional 1/8 of a teaspoon almond extract mixed into the frangipani to kick up the flavor a bit. Also, next time I'll make a simple syrup to brush over the top to give it more glisten and moisture. Hugs♥

  3. Rebecka, great idea to make a simple syrup BUT I must say no one here would have noticed the difference! Sorry, when dessert hits the table everyone is ready for a treat!
    Great tart and it is now in the family favorites!!!!!

  4. These look delicious! I love potatoes, and of course love fries. They look like the wedges at KFC, only I won't feel guilty eating them.

  5. Mmm I want some of those potatoes ASAP! You just can't go wrong with oven roasting!

  6. I love all of your fries!!! I'm not a big french fry eaters, but the seasonings you use on your oven fries are fantastic! Can't wait to try them.