Summer Ale Fries

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 =)

Ingredients:

  • 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 =).

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