While visiting the kids one weekend in Norman we went to eat at a neat little restaurant at Campus Corner called 7 fortyseven. On the appetizer menu they have shoestring fries. I was sort of leaning towards the potato nachos but Amy's friend recommended the shoestring fries so I ordered those. My life has never been the same. We literally inhaled these fries. We went back the next day for brunch and ordered them again. And then on our next visit we went back and ordered them yet again. I'm hooked. They are the crack of the food world. I've been calling them crack fries ever since because I'm obsessed with them. So much so that I decided I can't live without them. Having them on random weekend trips to see my kids is not good enough. I must have them whenever I want. Nothing good can come of this I promise!
I googled truffle oil and found out where I could buy some. Williams-Sonoma has it and so I promptly made a trip to get it.
Ok, now don't faint. This isn't cheap. This little bottle cost $24.95
It's definitely a luxury item. Not something you'd use every day. Thankfully, a little bit goes a long way. I've made these fries twice now and I've still got half of it left.
But this is a primary ingredient in the crack fries.
Because I have no desire to stand around meticulously cutting a potato into little matchstick size pieces I decided that I'm ok with store-bought fries. I used the Ore-Ida brand restaurant style extra crispy fries.
These are super easy to make! Just bake your fries according to package directions. Then season with kosher salt, all purpose seasoning, and crushed rosemary. Drizzle with some truffle oil and toss to coat, the grate parmesan cheese over the fries and also add some shaved parmesan. To shave the parmesan I just used a potato peeler. And VOILA!
These are so amazing! I had to share. This is definitely a good thing!!!
I can't tell you how excited I was to make these! A couple of months ago Lori had posted that the Sonic where she lives had pickle-o's and that she'd gotten some to take to Jerry. When we were growing up our Sonic in Holdenville had these and I had not had them since I moved away. So that day I went to our Sonic here in town and was really disappointed that they didn't have them. I even asked! And no, they didn't have them. Bummer.
Then when we were in Florida Lori and Jerry had taken the kids out to Fudpuckers and she mentioned later that they'd had fried pickles there too. What is with her fried pickle luck? Then our last night we all went out to eat at a place called Kenny D's beachside bar and grill. And guess what was on the menu? PICKLE-O'S!!!!!!!!! They were yummy! Lori was telling me that she'd been making them at home and they were super easy to make. So when we got home I had to make some!
Here's how she did it:
For your wash mix 2 eggs and 2 tablespoons of milk.
You have one dish with flour in it, and another dish with panko bread crumbs.
Take your pickle slices and first dredge it in the flour. Shake off the excess and then dip in the egg wash. Then dredge it in the panko crumbs. Then fry.
I asked Lori about seasonings and she said she doesn't add any. You know me! It's hard for me not to season things so I did add a little bit of creole seasoning to the flour. But honestly, she was right. These were soooooooo yummy!
I used the "ovals" instead of just the regular sliced pickles. I think they turned out great! The restaurant served them with ranch dressing but we just ate them as is! YUM!!!
Life on the lake is laid back. When we cook it's far from being fancy affair. It's all about relaxing with friends and family and enjoying comfort food. More often than not it's not all that healthy but boy it sure is good!!!