Saturday, February 28, 2009

Marsala French Fries


2 medium russet potato
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mint powder (sukha podina)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (kali mirch)
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon citric acid (tatri)
Oil to fry


Peel the potatoes wash and cut into French fries.
Mix the salt with potato and let it sit for about ten minutes.
Drain the salt water well and lightly pat dry.
Mix cornstarch, salt, mint powder, citric acid, red and black pepper together.
Sprinkle the spice mix over potatoes and mix well so all the fries are covered with spices.
Heat the oil in frying pan on medium high heat.
The frying pan should have at least 1 1/2 inch of oil. To check if the oil is ready, just put potato strip in frying pan. Potato should sizzle.
Fry the fries till they become gold in color all around, turn the fries a few times while frying.
Remove fries from oil and place on paper towel.
Serve hot and enjoy!


Replace dry mint with dry fenugreek leaves.
Feel free to experiment.


You can make the fries few hours before serving. Heat the fries in oven at 350 degrees for seven to ten minutes before serving.

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