In New York my friend Sarah took us to a place called Shorty's where they have really good cheese steaks and the bread is from Philly making them super authentic. We definitely went for the sandwiches, and not that my sandwich wasn't delicious, because it was, but what I really fell in love with were the fries. Old Bay fries to be exact. I love Old Bay so I am not sure why it has never occurred to me before to sprinkle some on my fries. So that's what I did this week I made you a healthier baked version of Old Bay fries and kicked it up a notch with some Bloody Mary ketchup!
Sooo, I'm thinking brunch. Fried eggs on top, runny yokes...the whole bit, maybe some green onions sliced on top of that... You feeling me yet?
I love a good Bloody Mary, you can get my favorite recipe here. And while it's really hard to find a great store bought mix that lives up to my homemade version, Louisiana Sisters Bloody Mary Mix happens to give mine a run for it's money and made this ketchup extra delicious.
I don't know if this is just me or not but sometimes when I open a bottle of Bloody Mary mix, we always end up with that last little bit in the bottle that isn't really enough for another drink, but you don't want to waste it either right?
That's when you make some Bloody Mary ketchup! It's the perfect solution to that leftover bit and is absolutely deliciously spicy! It's perfect paired with my Old Bay fries. Whip up some eggs and brunch is served.
Or don't and have them for dinner with a big juicy burger and feel good about it because you baked your fries. I'm game for either scenario here, just as long as you make these fries and tell me how they have become your new favorite side dish. Mmmm K?
- 2 Russet Potatoes, washed and skin on
- 2 Tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp. Kosher or Sea Salt
- 1 Tsp. Pepper
- 3/4 Cup Ketchup
- 6 Tbsp. Louisiana Sisters Bloody Mary Mix (or whatever you have at home)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a pan with parchment paper.
- Slice potatoes into thin strips or desired fry shape.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle the spices on the fries in a large bowl. Toss and coat thoroughly.
- Place on lined baking sheet in an even layer (no overlapping to ensure browning) and bake for about 45 minutes until golden brown, flipping once halfway through.
- In the meantime, mix your ketchup and Bloody Mary mix together until combined well.
- Remove fries from oven and serve immediately with a large helping up ketchup.
TGIF friends and cheers to the weekend and fries for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!