For Your Touch

VooDoo Fries

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I can’t believe today is already day 4 of TripleSBites – I’ve had so much fun thinking up recipes that fit the theme of “sexy, saucy, spicy” that I just want to keep going!  The event ends on Monday and my last recipe is a BIG one involving special equipment in order to pull it off – go big or go home right?  Today’s special ingredient also fits the description of “going big” as VooDoo Chef’s RED spice is out of this world!  I first tested it out last week while making my loaded potato soup, adding a bit of smokiness to the dish, but today’s dish really allowed the spices to shine all on their own.

sauces
Saucy Everything Mayo, Roasted Beet Dressing, Caribbean Hot Sauce, Chai Sweet Chili Sauce, VooDoo Chef RED, Salsa de Casa – WahOo Sponsors!!!

There’s no denying that I enjoy potatoes, a quick ctrl+f of my recipe page will quickly prove this point – and with that I’m always trying to find new ways of working with them.  After making the soup, I wanted to try the spices with potatoes in a more intense pairing and with that debating doing a gratin of some form.  Then I caught a glimpse of a very old commercial, and remember the awesomeness of Shake ‘N Bake.  I might be a vegetarian now, but as a kid I loved helping my mom toss the chicken in a bake and shake it all up.  While they did eventually release a potato version, I don’t remember ever trying it – but figured that if it worked for them it would work for me.

For Your Touch

Serves 2-3, as a side

Ingredients

2 Russet Potatoes, skinned

2 tbsp olive oil (plus a little more for baking)

2 tbsp RED spice

Instructions

  1. Cut the Russet Potatoes in half width wise, and then divide in to fifths before cutting each in half width wise - creating wedges slightly thicker than a "straw fry".
  2. Repeat with the remaining potato
  3. Pour the 2 tbsp of oil in to a 1 gallon plastic bag, or tupperware with a lid. Add the fries and toss well. Add the spices to the bag or tupperware and toss again. Set Aside
  4. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a deep saute pan over medium heat. Begin adding the fries, being careful not to crowd the pan
  5. Cook for 12 minutes, flipping the wedges so that they brown on all sides.
  6. Remove to a plate lined with a paper towel and allow to slightly cool. Serve and Enjoy!
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Doing the shaking in two parts really works the best – otherwise the spices and the oil tend to just clump at the bottom of the bag and not join the party.  I served this with some awesome vegan mayo that I got from another TripleSBites sponsor!  Being able to enjoy a saucy spicy mayo that was free of gelatin was fantastic, the consistency is a bit looser than a standard mayo but oh my goodness is it every tasty.   Intensity Academy also offers a fantastic Chai Sweet Chili sauce that I also received as a gift, but so far I’ve only used it on a non-vegetarian dinner that I served the husband (it was a hit!).

Note: While I did receive the VooDoo Chef RED spices for free as part of participating in TripleSBites, I was not required to use or mention the product outside of acknowledging receipt of the product.  All opinions are totally my own.


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  1. Yum!!!

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