Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

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One of my absolute favorite flavors in the world (right up there with Nutella and mangoes) is Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce.  Spicy, smoky, and oh-so-yummy!

This french fry recipe is so flavorful that you really don’t need to dip them in anything.  But if you can’t imagine eating fries without a sauce, they’re fabulous with something cool and refreshing, like Raita.  Raita is an Indian yogurt sauce, usually made with cucumber.  My friend Amee of Rabbit Food Rocks makes a Pomegranate-Squash Raita that is so interesting and delicious — it would be lovely with the heat of the fries.

Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Active Work Time: 15 minutes

Recipe

3-1/2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt

1-1/3 -pounds Idaho Russet Potatoes

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil with the chipotles, Parmesan, paprika, lemon juice and salt, and set it aside.
  3. Peel, wash, and dry the potatoes. Then, cut them into french fry-sized pieces, about 1/4-inch sticks. Add the potatoes to the bowl with the chipotle mixture and toss them until they're completely coated.
  4. Spread the sauced potato sticks on a baking sheet in a single layer, and place them in the preheated oven for approximately 45 minutes, or until both sides are golden brown and crispy. They should be flipped about half way through the cooking process, with a flat-bottomed metal spatula. Leave them on the baking sheet to cool.

Notes

Exactly what are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? Well, they're smoked jalapeño chiles that are canned in a sauce that typically contains tomato puree, paprika, salt, onions, oil, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and oregano. And a little goes a long way. It's hot! For less heat, you can just use the sauce and for extra heat be sure you use one of the peppers, and keep a few seeds in there!

Like avocados and french fries? Don't miss out on my Avocado Fries!

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Comments

  1. says

    Valentina – thanks for the shoutout – what a great pairing! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE chipotles in adobo sauce…so glad to see you using that. I am looking forward to your Nutella dessert tomorrow!!!!

  2. colleen says

    I am new to your site, these look so good!! I think I may have to serve them w/ an avacado cream to dip them in! I cannot wait to make these. Thanks

  3. Christ06 says

    Made thes tonight with phily cheese steak sandwiches. The fries were absolutely amazing! Full of flavor and a bit of heat!

    Thank you so much for the recipe.

    • valentina says

      Hi Micah! You could experiment with other cheeses — Asiago, maybe. And yams might be a delicious sweet contrast to the spice of the chipotles. (cooking time would be less for yams — check them often). Enjoy!

    • valentina says

      Hi Dikla! Happy to know I’m being “stumbled!” These are indeed super yummy! By the way, your daughter is the cutest thing ever! :-) xo

  4. Adam says

    Just made these tonight. It was a good idea. I substituted paprika for fine chili powder and I added some large slices of red onion on top. Came out great!

  5. monique says

    French fries are my favorite food. I will eat my fries until the last one and even if I’m not hungry anymore. So love new ways to how to cook them.Thanks for the recipe.

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