Every now and then I come across a recipe that makes me think “I need that… in my belly… right now.” These fries did exactly that haha. Also, I love cooking with beer and it had been way too long. They were just the right amount of crunch, salt, and the little bit of grease you sometimes need after a late night. The perfect Sunday Funday food.
Yields 4 side servings if you’re willing to share =)
- 3 russet potatoes
- 2 bottles summer style ale (I went with Harpoon!)
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 3 TB olive oil
- 2 tsp celtic sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
First step is to slice the potatoes lengthwise in similar size sticks. Cut the potato in half and lay it flat to make it easier. In a medium size bowl marinate the potatoes in the beer for 15 minutes, tossing a few times. Pre-heat the oven to 425.
Drain the beer and mix the potatoes with the oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay fries out in a single layer (no stacking!). Bake for 45 minutes, turning once or twice. After sprinkling with a tad more salt, enjoy with an ice cold Summer Ale =).