Ancho Chile Fries

If you've stopped by my blog this week, you've seen me share some delicious Bobby Flay recipes. Last weekend my husband and I made some burgers we previously had at Bobby's Burger Palace. To complete the meal, we made his Southwestern fries we had eaten at another restaurant of his - Mesa Grill. The fries are seasoned with Kosher salt and spicy Ancho chile. If you know much about Bobby Flay, you know he uses a lot of Ancho chile!

Not only are the fries deliciously spiced, but they are also perfectly crispy. The trick is to soak them in water for a while to remove some of the starch, and also to double fry them! These are the best fries we've made so far, I love the kick from the ancho chile.

Here's how we made the fries.

Ancho Chile Fries ingredients:
  • 2 tbs ancho chile powder
  • 1 tbs Kosher salt
  • 5 large potatoes, peeled
  • 1 qt vegetable oil
Ancho Chile Fries instructions:
  • Cut potatoes into 1/4 in thick slices and cut those into 1/4 in thick fries
  • Place fries in a bowl of cold water
  • Mix Kosher salt and ancho chile powder
  • Heat oil in a large skillet to 325F
  • Drain fries on paper towels
  • Fry batches for 3-4 mins, until a pale blonde color
  • Remove fries and place on a paper towel lined sheet pan
  • Increase heat of oil to 375F
  • Fry potatoes again for around 2-3 mins, until golden brown
  • Remove and place fries on paper towels
  • Season with chile mixture 

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