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Pesto Fries

Mike Nadelman
This is super flavor and texture bomb. Super crunchy fries with savory home made pesto topped with parmesan and creamy swiss cheese. This is a not to miss appetizer, snack, and meal.
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Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Italian, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large Russett potatoes (peeled and cut into french fries
  • 6 oz homemade pesto recipe on this site or store-bought refrigerated pesto
  • 5 tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese optional
  • 1 quart avocado or peanut oil for frying

Instructions
 

  • Remove pesto from refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
  • Heat a pot of water to boiling
  • Peel and slice potatoes into french fry size sticks
  • Prepare oil in a deep-fryer or cast iron pan and heat to 350F
  • Boil the potatoes for 3-4 minutes to release starch. Rinse potatoes and drain
  • Add cornstarch to potatoes and mix well to cover most of the potatoes. This will help make them crunchy.
  • Fry potatoes till golden brown, then remove and let drain on paper towels or a bakers rack and sheet pan.
  • Move potatoes to a serving bowl and add pesto and move around to coat the potatoes.
  • Add cheeses and serve immediately.

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