Fries With Spiced Mayonnaise

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup (175 mL) of mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp of ground cumin
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) of potatoes, scrubbed, peeled and cut into 2×1/2-inch (5×1 cm) pieces
  • 1 quart (1 L) of vegetable oil

Cooking:

  1. In medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, lime juice, garlic, cumin, paprika, set aside.
  2. In 2-quart (2L) saucepan heat oil to 325º F (160º C) with clean paper towels. Fry potatoes in oil in 1-cup (250 mL0 batches until lightly colored but not brown, 4 to 5 minutes per batch. Remove to a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
  3. Heat the oil to 375 F (190 C).
  4. Fry the potatoes in 1-cup (250 mL) batches a second time until they are golden brown and crisp, 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Drain on fresh paper towels.
  6. Repeat with remaining potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle with salt if desired, and serve with spiced mayonnaise.

Prep time: 15 minutes, cook times: 15 minutes. Makes 6 servings.

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