I promised you last week that I would share my recipe for making pesto fries at home. So here it is. After this, I promise to hold off on the pesto bombardment – at least for the foreseeable future.
This concept is probably the simplest it can get, and you don’t really have to do much cooking if you don’t want – you could totally purchase all the ingredients pre-made to save yourself some time. All you need are some fries, pesto, olive oil and balsamic reduction. I made the balsamic reduction myself, which took about the same amount of time as the fries took to bake. And, I used some leftover spinach basil pesto that I had in the fridge.
I did, however, buy a bag of shoestring style fries from my grocery store because I wanted them to be extra crispy. This combats the pesto and oil that they are later tossed in and prevents them from getting soggy. You just can’t get that kind of crispiness in the oven with a plain old potato. Sometimes we all just need a shortcut, right?
This may have just become my new favorite way to eat pesto. What about you? What’s your favorite thing to do with pesto, other than using it as a pasta sauce?
- Cook fries according to package directions (entire package).
- In a small bowl, whisk together the pesto sauce and olive oil.
- Once the fries are cooked, toss them with the pesto mixture and salt & pepper to taste.
- Drizzle with balsamic reduction just before serving.
- Calories: 0
- Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 0 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Last Updated on December 7, 2020 by Melissa Belanger