These Forking Delicious Baked Potato Fries come out a little crisp on the outside and fluffy and flavorful on the inside. Part of the secret in all the flavor is infusing the boiling potatoes with onion, garlic and a jalapeño.
Ingredients for about 8 servings
2 lbs Idaho Potatoes (about 5 medium sized potatoes)
5 red jalapeno peppers (one gets cut in half and boiled with potatoes the other 4 peppers get stem & seeds removed and chop them fine) (you can use green peppers I just thought red looked more appetizing)
1/2 onion peeled
1 garlic clove
1 Tablespoon salt (kosher or sea salt)
water to cover potatoes well
5 oz extra sharp aged cheddar cheese -shredded
2 oz unsalted butter
i XL egg – beaten
salt – fresh ground to taste
pepper – fresh ground to taste
Peel your potatoes, cut them in halves and add to your sauce pot that is already halfway filled with cold water. Make sure your potatoes are well covered with water. Add your onion, garlic and 1 Tablespoon salt to your sauce pot. Place pot on medium high heat. Boil for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and throw out the onion, garlic and pepper that was used to flavor the potatoes.
Put the potatoes back into your pot you just used and mash them with the butter. Now add the cheese and continue mashing. Add the jalapeño mix and and taste to decide on salt and pepper. (at this point the potatoes will taste spicier and less cheesy than after baked) Lastly add the beaten egg.
Get a disposable pastry bag and your sheet pan(s) lined with parchment paper.
Cut the end off your pastry bag and slide in your #6 star tip.
Fill the bag half way with potato mixture and twist the end to hold in the potato mixture.
Set oven to 350 degrees F.
Squeeze out potato mixture in about thumb sizes with a shaky hand so you get the ruffled edges on your potato fries.
When you fill your pan place it in the oven for 20-23 minutes till the ruffled ends are brownish. Sprinkle with fresh ground salt and pepper if desired.
These are delicious as is.
I caught my husband eating the potato mixture in-between batches and came out with 42 fries. Not sure how many more this might have made. He said it was really good that way too and had to eat it. He also ate the plate of them I photoed and then came back to eat more because I didn’t give him enough.
Yup, these are another crowd pleaser. Mine didn’t come out too spicy and were just nicely flavored. I don’t think they need a dip but if I did serve a dip with them it would be a thin guacamole kind of cream.
Did it again these are FORKING GOOD!