Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Winter Wonderland and Seasoned Fries Recipe

From Fox 6
My plan to run after work was abandoned after a blizzard started about an hour before I had to leave.  Yeah, I could have run, but it was pretty bad out.  So far we've gotten about 7 inches of snow with more coming tonight and have a winter storm warning until noon tomorrow.  I'm glad I don't have to go in to work until the afternoon tomorrow so I don't have to get up too early to start the clean up.

From 2 yrs ago (I think) when we got a couple of feet of snow.
Instead, I fell asleep on the couch for about an hour.  I guess I was exhausted, because I woke up feeling very refreshed!

I made some homemade seasoned fries, one of my favorite things to eat.

The recipe is really easy.

The Best Seasoned Fries
5-6 potatoes cut into fry-like slices
2-3 Tbsps EVOO
1 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to sprinkle on after they are cooked.

Preheat the oven to 425
Cut the fries into thin slices and put into large bowl.  In a small bowl, mix together the EVOO, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and suger until combined.  Pour over the potatoes and stir until they are covered in the olive oil mixture.
Spread the fries onto a cookie sheet.  Cook for 25 minutes per side. Salt to taste after they are finished.

There's a bunch of different versions of this recipe, but I played with the seasonings and this is my favorite combination.

I'm also baking a bunch of potatoes so I can make my Potato-Kale Dish.  I've been craving warm, hearty foods lately and this will really hit the spot.

What's your favorite comfort food?