Monday, 30 September 2013

Baked Hot & Zesty Ceasar Fries

Hola my beautiful readers! I have (again) been away from the blog for a little while. This time, I was on vacation in the BEAUTIFUL Montreal, QC. It was my anniversary (our 1st) so we went there to revisit the spot we got engaged! It was TRES Romantic!

Where we got engaged 2 years ago!
 While we were there, my lovely friend saw on Twitter I was on the look for some Poutine and suggested we try a restaurant called Resto La Banquise. It was a mission and a half to get there by foot, but I trusted my esteemed friend who is the mastermind behind Doodler's Revue. Jon wasn't so sure, so he complained the whole walk there.

Now, I've eaten A LOT of poutine in my time. Along with Cupcakes & Ketchup Chips, Poutine a weakness of mine (I call these my Weakness Trifecta, or the Willpower Incinerators). So, I was a little skeptical of just how great this place was going to be. Then I saw the menu and knew I was home:

I ordered La Matty and Jon ordered La T-Rex...

La Matty
This was BY FAR, the best poutine I have EVER had in my life. In fact, I still think about how good it was. The fries were so crispy and delicious. The Curds we perfect and even a little squeeky and the gravy has just the RIGHT flavour. Not to salty, but had a very good presence. I kid you not, I'm drooling at my computer right now.

Here is La T-Rex...
Needless to say, poor hubs was in a bit of a meat coma for the rest of the day. What you're looking at is ground beef, hotdogs, sausage and bacon. Serious biz.

So, to make a long story short, if you're ever in Montreal Area, GO HERE.

Now that I'm back from vacation, I'm going through poutine & french fry withdrawl. Hubby suggested we try to make something we usually get at a wing place here where they toss some fries in some sauce.

Side Note: I loooooove sauce. Hubs and I are sauce people. We will pretty much dip everything we eat into something.

Anyway, we concocted these: Baked Hot and Zesty Ceaser Fries. So good, so easy and SLIGHTLY (very slightly) better for you than what you'd get in a restaurant because these are baked! PLUS they make a perfect side to some BBQ Chicken and veggies (okay, we didn't have veggies, but would still be good!) 

Baked Hot and Zesty Ceasar Fries
By Me and Hubs
5-6 Medium Potatoes (this made enough for 3 people)
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/3 cup Creamy Ceasar Dressing
3-4 tbsp of Franks Hot Sauce


Preheat your over to 450 degrees F.

Cut up your potatoes either using a French Fry cutter or knife. I use a knife, so I just cut them in half, then put the flat side down, cut 4 slices (horizontally) then cut each one of those slices in half again (horizontally). It isn't perfect, but it works!

Put your cut potatoes into a large bowl and toss in the oil and the salt and pepper until evenly coated. Transfer to a greased cookie sheet and spread out evenly. They will look like so:

Toss them in the oven for 8 mins. Take out and flip (with a spatual or tongs). Put in for another 8-10 mins or until they are slightly browned. They shouldn't be TOO soft, but you don't want them to be raw either.

When they are done, spoon the fries into another bowl and add the Ceaser Dressing and Franks and toss until evenly coated.If you like hot, add more Franks, that part it up to you!!!



  1. Drool-worthy post for sure! Happy Anniversary! :) La Banquise is 100% worth the walk (even in the middle of winter!), plus the stroll helps after you've enjoyed the giant serving of poutine. I can't even see the fries buried beneath that mammoth pile of meat in the T-Rex poutine! Love reading your posts - they are so hilarious/genuine/awesome/wonderful, sort of like their author. Thanks for the shout-out!

    1. You're so sweet! Thanks so much Doodler, you're the same which is why I threw the S/O <3 x 10000000