Fried Potatoes with Spicy Aioli

TOTAL TIME: 30 min
Prep: 10 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

POTATOES:
  • Kosher salt
    SPICY AIOLI:
    • Favorite fat, for frying (I love saved bacon fat or duck fat)
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    Directions

    For the potatoes: To a small saucepan, add the potatoes and cool water to cover. Salt the water generously and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-high, and simmer until the potatoes are just tender when pierced with a fork, 10 to15 minutes. Remove from the water and let cool. While the potatoes are cooling, make the spicy aioli.

    For the spicy aioli: In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Sriracha, paprika, garlic lime zest and juice and a pinch salt. Stir to combine and set aside.

    To finish the potatoes: Heat a large cast-iron skillet with your favorite fat until it reaches 350 degrees F. The fat should come 1 to 2 inches up the side of the pan.

    With the heel of your hand, smash the potatoes so they are relatively flat but still holding together. Add the potatoes to the fat and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from the fat with a slotted spoon and place in the bowl with the aioli. Add a spoonful of the hot fat, stir to coat and transfer to a serving platter. Garnish with the scallions and serve immediately. I guarantee you will never look at a French fry the same way again.

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    • on March 05, 2014

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      Wonderful and easy to make. The aioli is wonderful on many other things as well. Great dipping sauce!

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    • on October 20, 2012

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      This dish is great for entertaining! It's simple, flavorful and fried. I don't always have duck fat at my disposal, so I deep fry them after the initial boil and it's always gone.

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    • on August 25, 2012

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      Delicious!!!!!

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