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 450Line 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
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!