Sunday, January 30, 2011

Gordon Ramsay's French Fries

I'm a big fan of Chef Gordon Ramsay, and his various TV projects. Invariably I have seen him make the favorite fried food on many occasions but rarely does he take the time to show how or give any details. However, in his book Gordon Ramsay's Fast Food, he provides the following recipe. Check it out.

Gordon Ramsay’s Chunky French Fries

These home made French Fries are a welcome change to the soggy, oversalted French fries most of us are accustomed to. I’ve prepared these fries and my only caution is to make sure you don’t over-boil the potatoes or you end up with hash browns instead of french fries.

You can find this recipe and many more like it in Gordon Ramsay’s Fast Food. Make sure to get a copy if you don’t already have one.


2 1/4 lbs potatoes (scrubbed or peeled)
sea salt and black pepper (I just used kosher salt)
5 garlic cloves (unpeeled)
few thyme sprigs
few rosemary sprigs (leaves only)
Olive Oil

Cooking Instructions:

Pre-heat the oven to 425 with a roasting pan inside.

Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch thick French fires. Parboil in a pan of salted water for about 5-7 minutes until just tender. Drain and pat dry.

Put a single layer of potatoes on the roasting pan and scatter the garlic and herbs over them. Drizzle generously with olive oil (this step is important if you want crispy fries) and sprinkly with salt and pepper. Use a pair of tongs to toss the potatoes and coat well with your seasoning mixture and the olive oil.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until the fries are golden brown and crisp, turning a few times during the baking. Drain on paper towels and serve! These go really well with Lela’s Famous Burgers.

Mmmm... fries...

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