Wanna know one of my favorite things?
But you knew that.
I’m talking about another one of my favorite things.
Do I have your attention now?
They really are. The one and only bar in my town makes the best ones. Of all time. They’re seasoned to perfection and made with love by the lovely Miss Kitty. Arby’s comes in at a close second. I suppose they’re not so much made with love, but rank because of sheer convenience. Less than 5 miles away vs. 500. Makes sense.
But if I take my already precious time to drive to the nearest Arby’s, I’d totally also pick up who knows what and spend who knows how much and the whole ordeal would assumably escalate very quickly.
We try to avoid that. Because this is a healthy living blog, yo. Not to mention this healthy living blogger works on a budget.
Plus my car is still at the shop getting that battery taken care of. So the drive thru thing isn’t feasible at this moment in time.
So no curly fries for me???
No worries! I have the solution!
A family that likes to share.
Along with the bag of zucchini came a similar bag full of potatoes when my mom came to visit a couple of weeks ago.
Add in the 15-year old tater twister contraption I swiped from the house over Christmas, and you have a recipe for success!
Well that and seasoning. It’s important, too.
I went with chili and chipotle seasoning. And some garlic powder. No worries, I have plenty of mouthwash and no dates lined up for the weekend. It’s safe.
After googling a million different instructions (yes, that many), I decided to throw caution to the wind and just throw the seasoned fries in at 400 degrees. I stirred them around at every 10 to 15 minutes until the roomie and I just couldn’t take it anymore at 40 minutes.
They were done and seasoned beautifully, I might add.
Sure, next time I’ll restrain myself an extra 5 minutes or so, or maybe cook them at 425 degrees because I prefer fries a lil’ crispier. But this time? Still delicious and a successful first attempt.
They were the star of the veggie medley thing that was going on for dinner.
Because sometimes veggies are all you’re hungry for while watching really bad reality television.
They were oven baked to perfection and didn’t come with weird cheese from a tub. Way healthier than the drive thru. Suck it, Arby’s.
Happy Friday everyone! I’m off to google a place with a patio and a good beer selection. Huzzah!