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Rosemary Fries with Garlic Cream Cheese Dip

French fries is a classic comfort food that I’m always ready for. Rosemary Fries are a way to spice things up in a super easy yet delicious way! Dipping them in a homemade garlic cream cheese dip and get ready to be comforted.

 

Rosemary Fries

 

I have been really into making Christmas cookies, sweets, cakes and lunches lately, I have completely forgotten to eat real food. Not completely true, but I have not had the time to make good blog posts about them. However, this is the time for easy snack food!

 

Rosemary Fries

 

I found, I found some delicious side dish/lunch for you! Without further ado, I give you

 

Rosemary Fries with Garlic Cream Cheese Dip

 

Sometimes we just want comfort food, and what’s more comfort food than french fries? That’s probably the one food I can never tire of, even for those days when I don’t want food. Yess, those days do exist! I usually think about food 24/7, in my dreams, in the shower, on the treadmill – food is my life.

 

But sometimes, I still think about food, but I don’t want to eat. You can’t be healthy and well and don’t want food, so it’s always the flu or tummy issues, however french fries are always welcome. My point is, I could always eat french fries, especially rosemary fries.

 

To elevate the french fries, I added rosemary to the party! I made rosemary salt to rub the fries in, and added chili flakes too to spice things up a bit. Pre-heat the oven to 225C (435F). Peel your potatoes and chop them as equal as possible, to ensure even baking. Place them in a bowl of cold water and soak them for 30 minutes. This will help get rid of the excess starch and will leave your fries even crispier.

 

Rosemary Fries

 

In a mortar and pestle, grind coarse salt and dried rosemary together. Take the potato sticks out of the water, rinse them and dry them with a paper towel. The more dry, the more crisp you get! Place dry potato sticks into a bowl and pour in olive oil and a little bit of that rosemary salt (a pinch, depending on your taste).

 

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lay your potato sticks out on it. Be sure to avoid placing sticks too close together, you want them to have free space all around. Bake for about 30 minutes, but turn them around after 20 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, make the garlic cream cheese dip. Melt the cream cheese in the microwave for around 30 seconds. Whisk in the garlic, milk, pepper, salt and olive oil until a smooth consistency. When it is smooth, add in the other cheese. Microwave for another 30 seconds and whisk until smooth. Set in the refrigerator until the rosemary fries are ready.

 

The rosemary fries are done and sprinkle them with more rosemary salt and chili flakes! Serve with ketchup and garlic cream cheese dip. Aand can I recommend dipping fries in mayonnaise? So delish!

 

Enjoy!

 

Rosemary Fries

 

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What’s your go-to comfort food when you don’t feel like eating?

 

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Rosemary Fries

Rosemary Fries with Garlic Cream Cheese Dip

Yield: 3 people
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

French fries is the ultimate comfort food, and with rosemary it just feels a little bit more elevated and of course, it tastes amazing.

Ingredients

Rosemary Fries

  • 3 medium potatoes*, cut into matchsticks
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp chili flakes (optional)

Garlic Cream Cheese Dip

  • 60g cream cheese (2 oz)
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 30g melty cheese of choice, e.g. cheddar, gouda, Jarlsberg (1 oz)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 225C (435F). 
  2. Peel your potatoes (if desired) and chop them as equal as possible, to ensure even baking. Place them in a bowl of cold water and soak for 30 minutes. This will help get rid of the excess starch and will leave your fries even crispier. 
  3. In a pestle and mortar, grind coarse salt and dried rosemary together. Take the potato sticks out of the water, rinse them and dry them with a paper towel. The more dry, the more crisp you get! Place dry potato sticks into a bowl and pour in olive oil, and half of the rosemary salt.
  4. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and lay your potato sticks out on it. Be sure to avoid placing sticks too close together, you want them to have free space all around. Bake for about 30 minutes, turning them halfway through. 
  5. Meanwhile, make the garlic cream cheese dip. Melt the cream cheese in the microwave for around 30 seconds. Whisk in the garlic, milk, pepper, salt and olive oil until a smooth consistency. When it is smooth, add in the other cheese. Microwave for another 30 seconds and whisk until smooth. Set in the refrigerator until the rosemary fries are ready. 
  6. The rosemary fries are done and sprinkle them with more rosemary salt and chili flakes!

Notes

* Best potatoes to use are Yukon Gold, Asterix, Idaho, Maris Piper, Russet Burbank

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1/3
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 346Total Fat: 20.1gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 617mgCarbohydrates: 35.7gFiber: 5.7gSugar: 2.8gProtein: 7.9g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

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