We love french fries in our house…The Butcher likes them extra crispy, and the boys will inhale them any way they are put down in front of them! I have come to find out that it is actually quite simple to make pub style frites at home, using fresh potatoes and herbs. A platter of home-made fries is a delicious compliment to any steak dinner, but can also be used as an appetizer.
If you decide to make these fries, let me warn you ahead of time, to make enough..well…you’d better make
more than enough. My boys can down a platter of these frites in no time…and I may have had more than one helping myself.
This recipe makes a nice size platter of delicious frites with fresh herbs & olive oil.
The original recipe that inspired these fries can be found here, but I have put my own little spin on it. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/364721269798580724/
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
You will need:
Three rimmed baking sheets
Six nice size Idaho Potatoes; scrubbed clean
A nice bunch of Rosemary; chopped fine
Several stems of fresh Thyme; leaves removed
Fresh ground salt and pepper
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Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. I used six Idaho potatoes for this platter. Have plenty of fresh Thyme and Rosemary on hand as well. You will need three rimmed baking sheets.
Plan on a potato per person.
It will also help if you have one of these super thin metal spatulas and a pair of tongs.
You will need fresh ground salt and pepper. For this recipe I used about 3 tablespoons each of chopped rosemary and thyme.
Using a good sharp knife, slice the potato in half long-ways.
Flip each half, cut side down and slice into 1/4 inch lengths .
Lay those lengths of potato on their side and slice them in half long-ways.
You will end up with these beautiful french fries!
Have on hand a good quality olive oil.
Working with the slices from one potato at a time , place them in a bowl, and drizzle with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Shake them around in the bowl to coat well with the olive oil. (You could also use a Zip Top bag for this part)
Place the potato slices down evenly on a baking sheet. The slices from two potatoes should fit nicely on one sheet.
Top with several twists of fresh ground salt and pepper. 1/3 each of the fresh herbs, and another drizzle of olive oil. Pop them in the oven …they will take about 40 minutes to bake. I like to rotate the pans between the shelves every 15 minutes, for even browning.
While your frites are in the oven, you can whip up some of this yummy Thousand Island Dressing. Whisk together, 1/2 cup mayonnaise . 1/4 cup ketchup and two teaspoons of hot sauce. This dressing is perfect for dipping!
At the 30 minute mark you can flip the fries gently using a thin metal spatula. Add a little more salt and pepper if you like, and return them to the oven for the last 7-10 minutes.
Yep…these pub style frites will be a hit!