There’s this local spot in Laguna called the Sapphire, and they have this amazing daily special consisting of a kobe cheeseburger plus garlic fries for $10. It’s a total steal because it’s an absolutely decadent, gourmet cheeseburger combo, but the great price isn’t what’s got me so addicted. It’s the garlic fries! They serve these scrumptious shoestring fries tossed with parmesan and parsley that just beckon my name whenever I get a craving for french fries.
Now fries aren’t too difficult to make at home, but I learned a cool tip about making them from a Youtube video I came across. In this video, you’re instructed to place the fries in your pot before adding the oil to them. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always made my fries by first heating the oil until it’s hot and then adding the potato fries in. Apparently, when you add the cold, or room-temperature, oil to the potatoes, and let the potatoes fry as the oil heats up, the fries absorb less of the oil and are actually a little healthier. When I tried this, I found this to be true as the fries were a little less greasy than usual. Now, you can cut your fries however thin or thick you want, but I personally enjoy skinnier fries so I cut mine thinner. These are so good as is, or they would go great with a juicy, homemade burger!