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Title: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on June 27, 2015, 09:51:19 AM
*Revised recipe, tastes great less work.

This is a new twist on the normal way I would bake fries. The beer brine helps to tenderize the potatoes and them them an nice crunch on the outside, while leaving the inside fluffy. For this recipe I used Dos Equis Amber Lager Beer.

Ingredients
   1-2 large potatoes
   2 T olive oil
   1 T corn starch
   Salt & Pepper & Parmesan cheese
   1 12 oz. beer
    - 1 cup water
        1 T salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees using the convection setting. Line a pan (1 high) with foil and then place a cooling rack on it.
Scrub potatoes and cut into thick fries. Place fries in large bowl of water, let sit for 10-15 minutes, rinse and then soak again. Drain and then add potatoes, beer, salt and water (add enough water to cover potatoes, a zip lock bag also works well here). Place the potatoes in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours.
Remove potatoes, drain and then pat dry. Add potatoes to zip lock bag that has the olive oil and cornstarch, mix well. Next remove potatoes from bag and sprinkle on both sides with a light dusting of salt/pepper and Parmesan cheese. Place in oven a cook until the potatoes are golden brown about 20- 25 minutes.

(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo191/gregbooras/fries_zpszjslpkoc.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/gregbooras/media/fries_zpszjslpkoc.jpg.html)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo191/gregbooras/porky_zpsl5t0nmxf.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/gregbooras/media/porky_zpsl5t0nmxf.jpg.html)

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: DivotMaker on June 28, 2015, 10:19:29 AM
Well-done, Greg!  Great idea!
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on June 28, 2015, 10:21:41 AM
Thanks Tony,

Normally I would have boiled the fries for 3-4 minutes before baking. The brining takes that step away and the fries also crunchy.

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: DivotMaker on June 28, 2015, 10:23:58 AM
They look really good!  I have an 11 lb butt in the smoker now (on last night at 9:30, and still stalling at 173!)  I may have to run and get some taters to try this! ;)
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on June 28, 2015, 10:26:26 AM
They look really good!  I have an 11 lb butt in the smoker now (on last night at 9:30, and still stalling at 173!)  I may have to run and get some taters to try this! ;)

Let me know what you think, I was surprised how tasty they were.

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on June 28, 2015, 10:51:44 AM
Greg, did you do yours in a Nu Wave oven? 
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on June 28, 2015, 10:53:16 AM
Greg, did you do yours in a Nu Wave oven?

Hey Dave,

Nope did them in the electric oven set on convention. If you don't have convention, you will most likely need to flip them.

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on June 28, 2015, 11:37:05 AM
I think I'll try my Nu Wave oven.  It is set up just like that with the pan and rack.  And best of all, that would mean that this is now camping food. 
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on June 28, 2015, 11:48:37 AM
It will be interesting to see how they turn out!

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on July 07, 2015, 01:46:01 PM
I realize that I forgot the salt in the recipe. It should have 1 T salt in the beer brine!

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on July 07, 2015, 06:12:57 PM
If you are looking for oven baked fries that are crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside this is it!

I made another batch of fries tonight and made some changes, this recipe is easier to prepare and tastes just as good.

French Fries Brined (oven baked)
Ingredients
   1-2 large potatoes
1 T sea salt
   2 T olive oil
   1 T corn starch
   Salt & Pepper & Parmesan cheese
   1 12 oz. beer
    - 1 cup water

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees using the convection setting. Line a pan (1 high) with foil and then place a cooling rack on it.
Scrub potatoes and cut into thick fries. In a one gallon zip lock bag, add potatoes, beer, salt and water (add enough water to cover potatoes and place in the refrigerator for two hours.

Remove potatoes, drain and then pat dry. Add olive oil and cornstarch to a one gallon zip lock back mix and then add the potatoes, mix well.

Next remove potatoes from bag and sprinkle on both sides with a light dusting of salt/pepper and parmesan cheese. Place in oven a cook until the potatoes are golden brown about 20-25 minutes.

(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo191/gregbooras/fries_zpsybedifdu.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/gregbooras/media/fries_zpsybedifdu.jpg.html)
(http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/oo191/gregbooras/burger_zps6ckb0njs.jpg) (http://s375.photobucket.com/user/gregbooras/media/burger_zps6ckb0njs.jpg.html)

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on July 10, 2015, 10:13:03 PM
Greg,
I made these tonight and enjoyed them with some ribs that I had vacuum sealed.  I mixed it up just a little by adding some Cajun seasoning and a teaspoon of Ranch dressing powder. 
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: KY Smoke on July 10, 2015, 11:05:04 PM
Nice!!  Going to have to try these tomorrow Greg!  I'm sure that anything you put into Dos Equis Amber, has to be good and improved from original form!  ;)
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on July 11, 2015, 05:28:25 PM
I chopped up some of the leftover for my breakfast hash browns this morning.  It was very good for that and I was even able to get them a little crispier. 
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on July 11, 2015, 05:31:37 PM
I am traveling for the next two weeks, but I want to do brined sweet potatoes next time.


Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on December 06, 2015, 11:32:35 AM
Greg,
I'm going to try spinning this recipe today for a roasted potato. Going to try followed recipe but for quartered potatoes. 
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on December 06, 2015, 12:42:11 PM
Greg,
I'm going to try spinning this recipe today for a roasted potato. Going to try followed recipe but for quartered potatoes.

Dave,

Let me know how it turns out!

Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: NDKoze on December 06, 2015, 07:36:18 PM
I think I'll try my Nu Wave oven.  It is set up just like that with the pan and rack.  And best of all, that would mean that this is now camping food. 

I have a NuWave oven that I have really enjoyed. I may have to try this some time.
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on December 06, 2015, 08:27:57 PM
Thought that these were even better than the fries.  Same good flavor but a little more body in the potato.  After thought was that some sour cream and chives would of rocked with these.

(http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e204/dave_rce1/potatoes_zpsf7jwtlci.jpg)
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on December 06, 2015, 08:49:21 PM
Dave,

This looks even better than the thin cut fries!

I will give this a try on my next round. What was the cook time in the oven?

Thanks Greg
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: SuperDave on December 06, 2015, 09:14:03 PM
They were fluffy centered at 35 minutes, 425 degrees.  I like mine even a little more al dente, so maybe try 30 minutes the next time that I do it. 
Title: Re: Beer Brined French Fries (oven baked)
Post by: gregbooras on December 06, 2015, 10:04:08 PM
Dave,

They look excellent and I will give this a go in the next week or so.

Thanks for new version!

Greg