Monday, August 22, 2011

Portobello Fries with Basil Mayo

I ♥ French Fries!
You know when you go to a restaurant, and you order your entree, they say do you want fries or a salad with that?? I don’t think in my 35 long years have I ever said, oh yes, salad please!
I am a fry girl! Fries rule my world; I can’t get enough of them. I know they are generally bad for you but I can’t help myself.

I have been trying to eat alternative fries lately; I made these tasty Zucchini Fries not long ago. They were awesome!
Today I made Portobello fries. They were amazing! Portobello mushrooms have such a great texture and they held together very well. Using Panko made them super crispy.  The piece de resistance is the basil dip!

What you need for the fries,

¾ cup panko crumbs
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp oregano
Salt and pepper
2 medium sized Portobello mushrooms
2 large eggs, beaten

For the Basil Mayo,

2 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup packed basil leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
1 medium garlic clove, pressed
Pinch of salt
½ cup mayo

For the fries, start by preheating the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. On a plate, mix together the panko, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper. In a bowl, beat the 2 large eggs.
Scoop the gills out of the Portobello with a teaspoon; they will just scrape right off. Cut the mushrooms into 1/8 inch slices. Dip the slices one by one into the beaten eggs and then into the panko crumbs. Be sure to coat the mushroom slices well. Place the coated pieces on the parchment paper lined sheet pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes checking them after 10 minutes and flipping if needed to brown the whole fry.

To make the basil mayo, in a small food processor or blender, combine the olive oil, basil leaves, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Process until the mixture is smooth. Put the mayo into a small bowl and stir the basil mixture until well blended.

When they are done, take a fry,
 Dunk it into the super awesome basil mayo, and stuff in your face!

Continue dipping and eating until all the fries are gone,

These definitely satisfied my French fry craving. I will be making them again soon!


recipe adapted from A Cozy Kitchen

1 comment:

  1. Oh my good gad Jen!! For've had lots of posts that make me drool and feel hungry and rushing to the store for ingredients but this recipe looks BEYOND THE BEST THING EVER!!! did you like eat the whole batch in five minutes?? I am going to twitch till I can make this!!!