The Tuscan fries were one of the first recipes to be cooked in the opening episode of her tv series and I was impressed with the inclusion of fresh herbs and garlic when making the fries. I was less impressed with the 1.5L of oil - i'm sure this amounts to around 7,500 calories if 100ml has around 500 calories. I thought if I am to make this dish a low fat alternative is needed and instead of drenching the fries in oil, I placed the fries in an oven dish and drizzled with around 5 tablespoons of oil, plus some fry light. I felt the fries were delcious with the unpeeled garlic, rosmerary and sage. I served the Tuscan fries with an old favourite, peppered steak Yum.
Here is how my Tuscan fries and peppered steak turned out:
|Tuscan fries with peppered steak.|
I seasoned the fries for around half an hour so that the flavours can be infused.
|Marinated fries with seasoning.|
Once cooked the potatoes browned up nicely and has almost the same texture as crispy fries, albeit with less calories - which is always a winner in my eyes.
Overall my version is a nice twist on the traditional baked homemade fries/chips and the flavours of sage and garlic work really well.
The recipe for Tuscan fries can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/tuscan_fries_61356