Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Garlic Fries, Spinach and Wings

I purchased some Trader Joe's "Garlic Fries" and finally decided that last night was as good as any to bake them up. I enjoyed the crispy texture of the fries yet found them to be extremely salty. I love salt but there was just too much of it.
Also, I didn't realize that the fries had hydrogenated oils in them- YUCK.
I'll be making garlic fries from scratch next time.
The spinach I sautéed turned out well. I simply washed it and threw it into a non-stick pan with garlic.
The third item pictured is Morning Star's Buffalo Chick'n Wings. I wasn't extremely impressed or disappointed. They didn't stand out in this meal.

Richard LOVES the fries but I think he may have to go without on this one.

Any suggestions on how to make garlic fries from scratch?

Talk with you soon!



Anonymous said...

So if you put buffalo wing hot sauce on those things, they are amazing. Well, i honestly thing they are amazing without it too. Oh and with ranch... mmmm.

Anonymous said...

i can't stand it when things are overly salty! it ruins it. i just had an overly salted dinner the other night and it was heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

I cut my fries into really thin with a mandoline. Then I pat them really dry with a tea towel. In a large bowl, I mix up a bit of olive oil, some garlic powder, minced garlic, and whatever other seasonings I'm in the mood for (cumin is great). If I have fresh herbs like rosemary or parsley, I'll toss that in as well. Anyway, put on a sprayed baking sheet and cook for 15 minutes at 350. Then try to flip them as much as possible and bake for another 15 minutes or until crispy (this could depend on how thick you cut them). Really easy and simple.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and by the way - sweet potato fries rock! They're so delicious. I love them even more than russet potatoes.

Anonymous said...

too bad about the fries they looks so good! i will try soon the recipe Crystal gave you!