Fast Fries!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014 | Tags: , , , , ,

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:

Truffle Fries

1 package McCain® Superfries French fries
2 tsp white truffle oil
Fresh Parmesan cheese
Kosher salt

Dipping sauce
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]





Mealtime is made better by the Superfries® everyone loves! Made from specially selected potatoes, canola oil and sea salt, Superfries® transforms any meal by adding an element of fun. Enjoy McCain® Superfries® on their own or as a substitute to your favourite side dish. Spice things up tonight and try our Black Pepper and Lime MODIFRY™! Check out for recipe ideas!


Disclosure: This post was brought to you by McCain Foods Canada via Mode Media Canada Inc. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of McCain Foods Canada.

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  • Tim Edwards

    Those fries look awesome. When you say watching football are you talking about American football and does that mean your a Seahawks fan?

  • Riddlemethis

    Frozen fries always taste horrible are always dry when baked in the oven while fresh cut potatoes are not.

  • pinkyblues

    You just happened to have a bag of McCain Superfries, who sponsored this post, in your freezer? As a regular follower of this blog, I find such an obvious advertisement and ‘you should get these fries!’ cheer upsetting.

    • Anna

      Hi Pinkyblues…sorry you are upset by the post. We wanted to make it crystal clear that it is content that is sponsored, which is why we included the disclaimer. Any publication has operating costs and ours is no different (and posts like this don’t even come close to covering them). In a case like this, we hope you can take it for what it is and the idea was to combine it with some content people can actually use. The recipe stands whether you use frozen or handmade! (And we’re happy to send instructions on how to make your own fries from scratch)

  • Christina

    I have been a follower for decades, and love your reviews/musings and ideas. This seems to go against the flow of your previous posts, GMO processed foods would have been the last thing I would have guessed to be reading on this blog….
    I too agree with ‘riddlemethis’ fresh is best.

    • Anna

      Hi Christina…if you don’t want to eat frozen the recipe will be delicious with homemade fries! The key is to do a double deep-fry…. 🙂