You know those days when you are really hungry for something specific, but you can’t seem to pinpoint what it is?? Well, I was having one of those days while searching for something to make T for dinner Monday night, I browsed through my blog list for inspiration. That is when I came across this recipe on Caitlin’s Cooking and thought it would be perfect to go with the sliders T requested. Because they are baked, they take almost an hour to complete so I had to start on them as soon as I got home from work. Slice up the potatoes, poor the beer over them, wait 15 minutes, toss with oil, garlic & seasonings, throw ’em in the oven. Easy peasy. I was a little worried since I don’t personally like beer, but they tasted great!! And coupled with sliders and the Dallas Cowboys football game, who could ask for anything better??
Baked Garlic-Beer Fries
As seen on Caitlin’s Cooking, Originally from craftbeer.com
- 12 oz good beer
- 3 russet potatoes, about 3/4 lbs
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp olive oil, canola oil, or bacon fat
- 1-1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F
Scrub and cut potatoes with skin on into 1/2″ sticks. In a large bowl, soak the cut fries in the beer. Let soak for 15 minutes, tossing a few times so that the potatoes soak evenly.
Drain beer and toss the potatoes with the oil, garlic, salt and pepper, making sure that each one is well coated.
Line a large baking sheet with foil, and spread the fries in a single layer on the pan, using two pans if necessary. Bake for 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how crispy you like them, tossing 3-4 times.
Add more salt and pepper to your liking and serve hot.