Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

by valentina on August 22, 2011

Post image for Smoky Chipotle Parmesan French Fries

I truly appreciate your visiting my site!  If this looks delicious to you, please subscribe for my occasional emails with more great recipes, to the right of this post.  You can also follow what I’m cooking on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and Twitter.

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!

http://cookingontheweekends.com/2011/08/smoky-chipotle-parmesan-french-fries/

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

{ 48 comments… read them below or add one }

sippitysup August 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Oh, these are very bad boys! GREG

Reply

Jana @ delectably mine August 23, 2011 at 12:52 am

These look fabulous! I love new ideas for oven fries. The picture makes my mouth water. And I feel the same way about chipotle: smoky, sweet and spicy, so delicious.

Reply

valentina August 24, 2011 at 4:31 am

Thanks, Jana. Yes, doesn’t get much better than sweet n’ smoky! ;-)

Reply

Diane {Created by Diane} August 23, 2011 at 9:53 pm

How did you know I like french fries so much? These look amazing!

Reply

valentina August 24, 2011 at 4:31 am

just a feeling ;-) thanks, Diane!

Reply

Martin Lewis August 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Superb – a good ‘Stumble’. Thanks for sharing.

Reply

amee August 25, 2011 at 5:35 pm

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!!!!

Reply

Marla [family fresh cooking} August 27, 2011 at 11:59 am

Love the sound of these fries. Anything with chipotle is a win in my book :)

Reply

valentina August 28, 2011 at 5:10 am

Thanks, Marla! :-)

Reply

Shelby August 28, 2011 at 12:03 pm

These look and sound amazing, Pinning these because I must try them!

Reply

megan @ whatmegansmaking August 28, 2011 at 12:28 pm

oh these look so good!! I love fries with great flavors like this!

Reply

nicola August 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

Oh I so need to try these! They look delicious. And that nutella pie sounds to die for, can’t wait!

Reply

Relaxation Beverage August 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

These sound fab

Reply

Shapewear August 29, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Parmesan on french fries? now this I gotta try!

Reply

Archet August 30, 2011 at 6:10 am

Really tamping and mouthwatering ..loving it!!

Reply

Dan August 31, 2011 at 12:16 am

I love french fries and these sound totally delicious!

Reply

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme August 31, 2011 at 2:02 pm

I absolutely adore french fries. Any kind of french fries. And these look truly amazing!

Reply

colleen August 31, 2011 at 2:55 pm

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

Reply

valentina August 31, 2011 at 6:10 pm

Colleen, I think they’d be delicious with your avocado dip! Yum! :-)

Reply

Kel August 31, 2011 at 3:23 pm

YUMMY! I can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Reply

JayB August 31, 2011 at 10:31 pm

These look delicious!! I wonder how tasty they would be if we used sweet potatoes…?

Reply

valentina September 1, 2011 at 6:04 am

Sweet potatoes would be super delicious. Cooking time would likely be less. . . just check them often. YUM!

Reply

Christ06 September 2, 2011 at 3:37 am

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.

Reply

valentina September 2, 2011 at 6:20 am

Yay — so happy you enjoyed them! :-)

Reply

Micah September 2, 2011 at 10:58 pm

These look amazing! Are their any substitutions for any of the ingredients?!

Reply

valentina September 3, 2011 at 12:35 am

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!

Reply

Dikla Marshall September 3, 2011 at 2:57 am

Hi Valentina! I was using Stumble upon and it took me to this page. Fantastic! Love the recipe!

Reply

valentina September 3, 2011 at 3:29 am

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

Reply

Relaxation Beverage September 3, 2011 at 8:33 am

I just can’t believe how good these look!

Reply

Jessi @ Quirky Cookery September 9, 2011 at 3:01 am

I’m always looking for more uses for those cans of adobo chipotle peppers. No recipe ever calls for that many, so the can seems to last through several dishes. I’d love to try this out. <3

Reply

Adam September 10, 2011 at 1:23 am

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!

Reply

Gabriel Vasile @ Cool Finder September 14, 2011 at 8:15 am

This looks so delicious… you make me hungry, shame on you :P
I will ask my girlfriend if she wants to cook me this tonight. Thanks

Reply

Sarah @ Bon Vivant Chronicles September 19, 2011 at 3:20 am

YES! A new twist to the classic fries. Im looking forward to making these. Great idea!

Reply

valentina September 19, 2011 at 5:22 am

Thanks, Sarah! Hope you try them! :-)

Reply

serena adkins September 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

looks yummy

Reply

Ericka October 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm

These look amazing! I had to stumble these and let everyone else know about them!

Reply

OneTouch Ultra Mini October 14, 2011 at 8:06 pm

This is a wonderful recipe, thanks so much for sharing. You did a great job with the images too; I will definitely try this recipe this weekend.

Reply

Trish October 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Oh, these look yummy! Must make for football watching. And I loved that you baked them!

Reply

monique October 20, 2011 at 8:36 pm

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.

Reply

Sarah B.V. October 26, 2011 at 3:03 am

I made these and they didn’t come out as good as your picture, but still very tasty!

Reply

carpeseason October 28, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Homemade fries are the best. I’ve never tried Raita sauce…I’m intrigued.

Reply

Lily November 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm

Homemade fries are delicious. These sound perfectly spicy. Would it be wrong to still dip them in ketchup?

Reply

Liz January 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

This was a great idea! I made mine with shredded Mexican cheese and I loved it!

Reply

Winnie January 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Can’t wait to try these..look delicious. I am so glad I stumpled upon your site.

Reply

valentina January 20, 2012 at 5:45 pm

thanks, Winnie. Hope you like them! :-)

Reply

Donna September 11, 2012 at 8:08 pm

There is no other fry on this planet that even comes close to these! They are absolutely the BEST!

Reply

valentina September 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Thank you, Donna! I LOVE this comment! :-D

Reply

Christina April 17, 2014 at 5:26 am

Well, no wonder I’m the 48th comment! People know a good thing when they see it! So tempting!!

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 1 trackback }

Previous post:

Next post: