French Fries are tasty. Garlic Fries are better. Pesto Fries are AMAZING! and easy too.
I remember the first time I had Garlic Fries. I trudged all the way around Qualcomm Stadium asking everyone I saw with them where to find them. Then all the way back to my seat. But, oh my! was it worth it. It almost made up for the Chargers beating my Niners that day. Almost.
But Pesto Fries are even more delicious.
You can buy store bought Pesto, but I have no idea why you would want to. Pop some fresh ingredients in the food processor and a few pulses later you have one of the most delicious sauces ever created. Okay, a little extreme, but it is easy and I love Pesto.
Plus if you make it yourself you can control the amount of olive oil. I find the store bought stuff greasy.
Back to the awesomeness that is Pesto Fries. Start by making your fries. I used frozen shoestring potatoes because I hate to fry and I only wanted to make a small amount. Make ’em fresh if you want, but if you do, make the pesto first.
While the fries are baking, gather the Pesto ingredients:
Pop them in the food processor as described below and mix up the Pesto.
When the fries are done, just toss them with some of the Pesto and devour.
Don’t like fries? Make the Pesto and put it on pasta, rice, eggs, baked potatoes, crackers, vegetables etc. etc. Did I mention I like Pesto?
Until next time, happy eating.