Remember this last Friday, when we talked about the joys of crispy skinny French fries that are skinny in size, not in taste? And how we discussed the fact that taste as great as your favorite restaurant fries, and while time consuming, are shockingly easy? And then we talked about how your kids/hubby/wifey/lover will, well, love you for making them? Well that is what will happen.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries Recipe - HeatherChristo.com

#GlutenFree #FrenchFries #Potatoes #Vegan #Vegetarian #Za’atar #Lebanese

But I had to give you at least one variation on those glorious fries. And I say honestly that these were gone in about 2 seconds flat at our house. Lebanese Spiced French Fries. What?! I know. Not the first place you thought I was going to go with these, huh? I know that it sounds exotic and maybe a little intimidating if you are not used to these flavors- but they are easy and familiar on the palate and completely delicious.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

Here is the thing, Pete and I have a favorite restaurant in Seattle called Mamnoon, and we are completely obsessing over it. It makes Lebanese food that is so good that sometimes I feel like I could eat there every single day and never get sick of it. There lunch menu is a little more casual, and a few weeks ago Pete and I snuck off for a bite to eat. I noticed a new item, “frites”, and there was NO WAY that I wasn’t ordering them.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

This is not the same dish, but heavily influenced. Full disclosure- it’s because I have no idea what some of the spices that they used in there’s was! HOWEVER, these are a close match in spirit!

The defining flavor is the za’tar. If you have never heard of it is a middle wastern spice blend made up of oregano, mint, sesame, sumac and salt. (It is totally amazing and is my favorite in a bowl of olive oil with fresh pita bread.)

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There is also chopped fresh cilantro, red chili’s and a tiny bit of lime. When that is all combined with a clove spiced ketchup you are in for an exotic treat that will rock your world. At least it rocked mine….

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

This is how you make these:

Make the Crispy Skinny French Fries according to the recipe.

When you pull the fries from the hot oil, briefly drain them and then add them to a stainless steel bowl in batches.

Crispy Skinny French Fries

Toss them, in the bowl with a generous sprinkle of the za’atar and salt mixture. Repeat until all of the fries are cooked and seasoned.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

Toss them with the cilantro and chili and lightly squeeze the lime juice over the top of the fries. Serve hot with the clove ketchup

For the Ketchup:
¼ cup ketchup
¼-½ teaspoon cloves to taste

Stir together the ketchup and cloves until well combined. Start with ¼ teaspoon and increase to ½ teaspoon if a stronger flavor is desired. Serve the ketchup with the fries.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

 

Recipe: Lebanese Spiced French Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Crispy Skinny French Fries
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chipped
  • 1 large red Fresno chili, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 of a fresh lime
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the Crispy Skinny French Fries according to the recipe.
  2. When you pull the fries from the hot oil, briefly drain them and then add them to a stainless steel bowl in batches. Toss them, in the bowl with a generous sprinkle of the za’atar and salt mixture. Repeat until all of the fries are cooked and seasoned. Toss them with the cilantro and chili and lightly squeeze the lime juice over the top of the fries.
  3. For the Ketchup:
  4. ¼ cup ketchup
  5. ¼-½ teaspoon cloves to taste
  6. Stir together the ketchup and cloves until well combined. Start with ¼ teaspoon and increase to ½ teaspoon if a stronger flavor is desired.
  7. Serve the ketchup with the fries.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4

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Lebanese Spiced Fries

Remember this last Friday, when we talked about the joys of crispy skinny French fries that are skinny in size, not in taste? And how we discussed the fact that taste as great as your favorite restaurant fries, and while time consuming, are shockingly easy? And then we talked about how your kids/hubby/wifey/lover will, well, love you for making them? Well that is what will happen.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries Recipe - HeatherChristo.com

#GlutenFree #FrenchFries #Potatoes #Vegan #Vegetarian #Za’atar #Lebanese

But I had to give you at least one variation on those glorious fries. And I say honestly that these were gone in about 2 seconds flat at our house. Lebanese Spiced French Fries. What?! I know. Not the first place you thought I was going to go with these, huh? I know that it sounds exotic and maybe a little intimidating if you are not used to these flavors- but they are easy and familiar on the palate and completely delicious.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

Here is the thing, Pete and I have a favorite restaurant in Seattle called Mamnoon, and we are completely obsessing over it. It makes Lebanese food that is so good that sometimes I feel like I could eat there every single day and never get sick of it. There lunch menu is a little more casual, and a few weeks ago Pete and I snuck off for a bite to eat. I noticed a new item, “frites”, and there was NO WAY that I wasn’t ordering them.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

This is not the same dish, but heavily influenced. Full disclosure- it’s because I have no idea what some of the spices that they used in there’s was! HOWEVER, these are a close match in spirit!

The defining flavor is the za’tar. If you have never heard of it is a middle wastern spice blend made up of oregano, mint, sesame, sumac and salt. (It is totally amazing and is my favorite in a bowl of olive oil with fresh pita bread.)

IMG_9725.jpg

There is also chopped fresh cilantro, red chili’s and a tiny bit of lime. When that is all combined with a clove spiced ketchup you are in for an exotic treat that will rock your world. At least it rocked mine….

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

This is how you make these:

Make the Crispy Skinny French Fries according to the recipe.

When you pull the fries from the hot oil, briefly drain them and then add them to a stainless steel bowl in batches.

Crispy Skinny French Fries

Toss them, in the bowl with a generous sprinkle of the za’atar and salt mixture. Repeat until all of the fries are cooked and seasoned.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

Toss them with the cilantro and chili and lightly squeeze the lime juice over the top of the fries. Serve hot with the clove ketchup

For the Ketchup:
¼ cup ketchup
¼-½ teaspoon cloves to taste

Stir together the ketchup and cloves until well combined. Start with ¼ teaspoon and increase to ½ teaspoon if a stronger flavor is desired. Serve the ketchup with the fries.

Lebanese Spiced French Fries

 

Recipe: Lebanese Spiced French Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe Crispy Skinny French Fries
  • 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chipped
  • 1 large red Fresno chili, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 of a fresh lime
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the Crispy Skinny French Fries according to the recipe.
  2. When you pull the fries from the hot oil, briefly drain them and then add them to a stainless steel bowl in batches. Toss them, in the bowl with a generous sprinkle of the za’atar and salt mixture. Repeat until all of the fries are cooked and seasoned. Toss them with the cilantro and chili and lightly squeeze the lime juice over the top of the fries.
  3. For the Ketchup:
  4. ¼ cup ketchup
  5. ¼-½ teaspoon cloves to taste
  6. Stir together the ketchup and cloves until well combined. Start with ¼ teaspoon and increase to ½ teaspoon if a stronger flavor is desired.
  7. Serve the ketchup with the fries.

Preparation time: 30 minute(s)

Cooking time: 20 minute(s)

Number of servings (yield): 4