Sure, you could make fries with a mandolin, a knife or a julienne peeler.
But using a spiralizer is so much more fun!
If you didn’t know already, your spiralizer can be used to make fries (shoestring or thick curly) just about out of everything (light veggies like kohlrabi and starchier veggies like potatoes.)
These fries, though, are really special.
It’s no secret why they’re special: they’re baked with salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic powder and asiago cheese. Garlic and asiago are two power Italian-favorite flavors.
Asiago cheese is quickly becoming one of my favorite cheeses to bake with – it has a similar taste to Parmesan but it’s much more robust and a bit saltier. You need a little sprinkling and voila, you feel like you’re eating something gourmet. Asiago cheese is nutty-like and semi-sweet, which makes it ideal for topping on sweet potatoes, which release sugars naturally as they bake.
I used sweet potatoes and white potatoes for flavor and a color pop – after all, art is food, right?
You’re probably sitting on the beach right now, savoring the last moments of the July 4th holiday weekend. Hopefully you have a margarita in your hand and you’re with good company.
When you get home, you’re going to probably head straight to the grocery store and stock up on some healthy foods for the week, after a long weekend of indulging and celebrating the U-S-A!
Why not make a big fluffy salad with veggies and top it with these fries? It’ll be a savory, delicious way to ease your body back into it’s normal routine.
To be honest, I might make the best salads the world has ever seen. My mother always told me that I made the best salads. Before I learned how to cook, I’d just open my parents’ pantry and fridge and assemble these giant salads that we’d have to eat in mixing bowls, because no average plate or bowl could hold them.
Salads are no joke. I consider them naked burrito bowls, fit for topping with whatever you want.
Anyway, enjoy the rest of your July 4th weekend and consider making these fries this week, on top of a salad. Try it – once you do, you’ll never look at salad the same again!
What are your favorite types of fries to make?
Nutritional Information & Recipe
- 1 medium sweet potato, Blade B
- 1 medium Idaho potato, Blade B
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/3 cup grated asiago cheese
- fine sea salt and ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Trim the potato noodles so that they are serving friendly.
- Place the potato noodles in a mixing bowl and drizzle over the olive oil, toss in the garlic powder, asiago cheese and season with salt and pepper, generously. Toss to coat thoroughly.
- Spread the potatoes out on a baking tray lined with nonstick parchment paper, trying not to overlap the potatoes. You may want to use two baking trays, if needed. Drizzle over the asiago cheese, careful to cover all potatoes.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes and then flip over. Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until browned, flipping every 5 minutes if necessary (if your oven starts burning the fries.)
- Remove from the oven and serve atop a salad, over steak, as a side or simply enjoy as a snack.