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Put a Japanese Twist on Your French Fries
PHOTO BY Yummy.ph
  • Cooking French fries for the kids? Set aside some for you and the hubby, and give it this grown-up twist: wasabi! You can also use less of the Japanese staple to ease up on the spice, but we think you will enjoy the added crunch whether you add lots or less of wasabi. Now if the kids actually want to try it, well, this recipe has done its job.   

    Prep Time 3 minutes
    Cooking Time 15 minutes
    Yield 1 serving 

    Here's what you'll need:

    2 nori sheets
    2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon sugar
    2 1/2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
    Zest from 1 navel orange
    1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
    750 grams thick-cut potato fries
    oil, for frying
    3 tablespoons butter, Softened
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1 teaspoon wasabi

    Make it!

    1 Toast 2 nori sheets directly over a low flame until crisp. Cut sheets into small pieces using kitchen shears and transfer to a mortar and pestle.

    2 Add sesame seeds (we used black and white), salt, and sugar; grind until fine and almost powdery.

     Transfer mixture to a bowl and add grated Parmesan cheese, orange zest, and chili flakes (optional); mix until well combined. Set aside.


    4 Meanwhile, cook potato fries until golden. Drain excess oil on paper towels, transfer fries to a bowl, and toss in softened butter. Sprinkle nori mixture over fries and toss again to combine. Garnish fries with toasted nori strips, if desired.

    Make wasabi mayo: Simply combine mayonnaise, fresh lemon juice, and wasabi. Serve fries with wasabi mayo on the side.

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    This story originally appeared on Yummy.ph.

    * Minor edits have been made by the Smartparenting.com.ph editors.

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