I don't know about you, but sometimes I just crave whatever I can't have. I think it's a mental block. When I lived in Ethiopia, many of the TV channels were from the Middle East. There were commercials for KFC and Burger King that were mouthwatering. We didn't have those restaurants available in Ethiopia, and for some reason the food looked sooooo goooood.
Fast forward to when I came back to the US to visit. Would I ever go to KFC or Burger King? Ew. No. I only ever wanted it when I couldn't have it. That still happens. I'm on a sugar detox? All I want is cake. I'm doing whole30? All I want is peanut butter. And chocolate, always chocolate. But when it's over? I'm good. Well, except for the chocolate, that's usually the first thing I reintroduce.
I was surprised a couple weeks ago when I saw an ad from a fast food joint for Mexican-seasoned fries with nacho cheese dipping sauce. It all looked surprisingly delicious. This time, instead of thinking "ohhh, that looks good!" I thought "I could make that!" I have no idea how their version tastes, but this one is pretty darn good.
I used the same basic method as my Burger Spice Fries, but replaced the spices with a nice zesty mix of Mexican spices. They're a bit spicy, but they're crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, just like the originals. I decided to dip mine into dairy-free nacho cheese dip made by The Honest Stand. It's so delicious, and is my go-to for dairy-free cheese. You can find it at Whole Foods or Natural Grocers. That said, you can also find lots of recipes online to make your own version. Maybe I'll get around to making one someday. No matter what you dip these in, I hope you enjoy them!
2 lbs yellow potatoes, sliced into fries
1T chili powder
1/2t chipotle powder
2T avocado oil
- Preheat the oven to 375 and line a baking sheet with parchment.
- Add the sliced potatoes and spices to a large bowl and toss to coat.
- Add the avocado oil to the bowl and toss again to coat the potatoes in oil.
- Dump the potatoes onto the baking sheet, and spread them out into a single layer.
- Bake them for 30 minutes, then flip, and bake for another 10-15 minutes until they're crispy.
- Dip in your favorite sauce, and enjoy!
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