I love to cook from scratch. Deciding on a recipe, going shopping for ingredients and then holing up in the kitchen. It's therapeutic. Of course, the key element to doing all that in a relaxed fashion is TIME.
The reality is that most of us who like to cook don’t have the time to do it as often as we’d like to. So when time is lacking, I like to do what I call “Time-Free Cooking”: it’s more like combining pre-made food than cooking from scratch. And when you’re starving or need to feed a bunch of starving people fast, there’s nothing wrong with that.
I recently found myself in this situation while friends were over watching football. Luckily, I had some French fries in the freezer. The rest was easy, as they were super easy to “modifry”! I recommend the following as a side dish with scrambled eggs or tomato soup or all on their own as an indulgent snack:
1 package McCain® Superfries French fries
2 tsp white truffle oil
Fresh Parmesan cheese
1/3 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
Broil French fries according to package instructions.
Meanwhile, stir lemon juice and garlic into mayonnaise.
When fries are ready, put them in a metal bowl lined with a cloth tea towel and sprinkle with truffle oil, then toss them with salt. Taste and adjust seasoning. Remove tea towel and transfer to serving dish.
Grate Parmesan cheese over top and serve immediately. Hard to go wrong with that!
[Photos below are of a half-batch]
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