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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oven-Fried Cheese Fries with Sweet Relish Mayo

A few weeks ago, I had won a cookbook giveaway from Justin at JustCook NYC. It was for the new book by Ellie Krieger called "So Easy." For those who don't know Ellie Krieger, she's a nutritionist and author who's got some fantastic recipes that are healthy and so delicious. She has her own show on the Food Network called Healthy Appetite. I try to catch it when I can. Her recipes are definitely worth checking out. So when I received the book in the mail. I immediately tabbed off recipes that I wanted to try. It just so happens that I received it as I was preparing for Thanksgiving. Darn! I guess It would have to wait until I finally got rid of all those leftovers.

I remembered that I had some russet potatoes I left that I wanted to eat up. As the leftovers dwindled down, I thumbs through the book once again. I come upon a recipe for Parmesan Steak "Fries". I'm a sucker for some good fries. I tend to go for the slightly thin crisp fries. But I can go for the thick wedges as well. I cut the potatoes into 1/4 to 1/2 inch sticks and baked them. I didn't have any parmesan as the recipe called for. The only thing left I had in the fridge was some shredded cheese. I had to make due with that. Plus, I didn't feel like stepping out in the cold. I was too comfy in my warm home to set foot outside. What you get are some nice crisp fries with slightly melted cheese on top. I served these with a side of sweet relish mayo with a hint of heat.

Serves 2-4

Oven-Fried Cheese Fries with Sweet Relish Mayo 
adapted from "So Easy" by Ellie Krieger

3 russet potatoes - washed and unpeeled
2 Tbsp Canola Oil
cooking spray
1/2 shredded cheese - you choice
salt to taste
Sweet Relish Mayo (recipe below)

Preheat your oven to 450˚F

Spray a baking sheet with the cooking spray.

Cut the potatoes into 1/4-1/2 inch sticks and place them in a bowl and add the canola oil. Toss them together until the potatoes are coated with the oil.

Place the potatoes on the baking sheet and bake them for 30 minutes. Ans slightly crisp around the edges.

Remove the fries from the baking sheet and onto a plate and top with the shredded cheese.

Sweet Relish Mayo

2 Tbsp Mayo
1 Tbsp Ketchup
3 tsp sweet pickled relish
1 tsp hot sauce - or more for your preference

Combine ingredients for the dip together and set aside.


oven handle said...

This is fantastic oven i ever look.This is perfectly matching with ur kitchen. I m surely following ur blog.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

I have to make some oven fries!!! And doctor them up like you have! :)

Debbie said...

Oh the relish mayo and potatoes!

Anonymous said...

Oh god this looks so good. You are so lucky I am in england or there would be no fries left for you!

vanillasugarblog said...

yes I love relish with this! I am so making this.

Thistlemoon said...

I really love baked fries! I mean I like a good fried fry too - but at home I bake them often! I love the sauce - it looks so good!

Mary Bergfeld said...

I love mayo - with or without relish - on my fries. These sound wonderful.

Bob said...

Oh man, oh man. That's what I'm talking about! I need to try those wicked bad.

lisa is cooking said...

I love spicy mayo with fries. These look fantastic!

Pam said...

I could eat just this for dinner and be perfectly happy.

Bianca @Hermosa Beach Restaurant Examiner said...

I could really go for some of these!

pigpigscorner said...

Fries, cheese and sweet relish mayo, everything I love!!

chow and chatter said...

oh yummy and healthier

Velva said...

I absolutely love fries. I could eat them morning, noon and night. The mayo relish, I really like. Now, that would make a great dipping sauce.

Reeni said...

These look so yummy! I want to go make some right now! Love that relish!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Relish Mayo sounds delish!

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

You won the book! So jealous! I love Ellie. I have her first book and the recipes are a great balance of healthy ingredients and flavor!

These fries are making me hungry...happy holidays!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Cheese fries with a relish mayo....delicious! I'm so in for this recipe :)

Rachael Hutchings said...

You had me at the word cheese. :)

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