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Forager Fries

  • Ready Time: 75min
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  • Prep Time: 20min
    Cook Time: 55min
  • Cuisine: American
  • Serves: 8
    Prep Method: Fried
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Description

Recipe by: Potatoes USA

Crisp shoestring fries, topped with caramelized onions, sauteed mushrooms, and blue cheese fondue.

Ingredients

Caramelized Onions

  • 2.2 lbs. (1 kg) Yellow Onions, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) Unsalted Butter
  • 2 teaspoon (4g) Sea Salt

Sautéed Mushrooms

  • 1 lb. (453g) Cremini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 teaspoon (4g) Sea Salt
  • ½ teaspoon (5ml) Truffle Oil or Truffle Butter

Blue Cheese Fondue

  • 3 tablespoons (45g) Unsalted Butter
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups (480ml) Half and Half
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) Sea Salt
  • 4 ounces (113g) Blue Cheese, crumbled

Shoestring Fries

  • 2.2 lbs. (1kg) Frozen Shoestring Fries
  • As Needed Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) Freshly Ground Black Pepper

To Plate

  • 4 ounces (113g) Blue Cheese, crumbled

Preparation
Prep Time: 20min | Cook Time: 55min

  1. To prepare the caramelized onions, melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed shallow pan over medium heat. Add the onions and season with salt.  Continue to cook the onions, stirring regularly until the onions are deep brown and caramelized.  Remove from the heat and set aside until ready to use.
  2. To sauté the mushrooms, slice the mushrooms and heat the butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.  Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they are golden brown, season with the sea salt and thyme. Drizzle with the truffle oil or truffle butter and keep the mushrooms warm until ready to use.
  3. To make the blue cheese fondue, heat the butter in a medium saucepan, when the butter is melted, add the flour and cook it over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes.  Whisk in the half and half, as well as the salt, and stir constantly over the heat until the sauce is thick and smooth.  Remove from the heat, and stir in the blue cheese.  Keep the sauce warm until ready to use.
  4. To fry the fries, drop the fries into preheated 375 F (190 C) oil. Cook the fries for 4-6 minutes or until they are golden brown and crispy. Drain the fries and transfer them into a bowl, season the fries with the salt then toss to combine.
  5. To plate up, arrange the fries in the bottom of a platter or cast-iron skillet. Top the fries with the caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms.  Drizzle the fries with the blue cheese fondue and top with the crumbled blue cheese.  Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories330
Fat22g
Sodium1630mg
Cholesterol45
Vitamin C6mg
Carbohydrates30g
Fiber2g
Protein9g
Potassium401mg
Sugar7g

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