I came across 2 dishes this past week that really caught my fancy; I knew I had to make them and make them fast.

Had the  perfect opportunity yesterday. I.E. a few hours to kill.

These fries looked amazing.  But when you think of fries you think of opening a bag, tossing them on a tray and into the oven, or you think of deep frying potatoes.  You don’t think that fries will have a prep time of 3 hours. This intrigued me and made me want to give them a try.

The fries were going to take the majority of the time so I started on them first.

Peeled, cut and rinsed the potatoes. I used Russett potatoes. I like them.  Don’t cut them too big and try to cut  them the same size so they cook evenly.

Rinse them off until the water is clear.

dinner 1 - 1    dinner 1 - 2

dinner 1 - 3    dinner 1 - 4

I forgot to take a photo but the next step is to boil them for about 13 minutes. You want them to get to the point where they just start to break apart and crumble. Don’t overcook or you’re screwed lol.

Strain them and then guess what??? Put them in the fridge to chill down and lose the moisture.   This is the neat part, the steam is wild.  Let them cool and sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

dinner 1 - 12

Time for Deep Fry #1.

You want to have them in for about 5 – 7 minutes at 130°C.  Just crisping them up and giving them a nice shell.

dinner 1 - 7

Once those are done you want to put them in the fridge again. For about an hour. This will dry up any last  moisture inside the fry.

Now it was time to start on the sandwiches.

I picked up some great bread from a local baker. Spinosa’s Bakery in Welland.

Also picked up some fresh hand breaded chicken tenders. I love our local food market.

Bacon. Yes got that at the market too but failed to take a photo of it. I’m sorry!

Putting the sandwiches together was fun.  Working from the bottom up, here is the layering I used:

  • Bread
  • Marble Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Chicken Tenders
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Bread

dinner 1 - 8

Now it was time to cook the grilled sandwiches.  I had to make 4 so needed to use 2 pans at once.

dinner 1 - 9

Time to put the fries into the fryer for about  14 minutes with a temp of 190°C. When they are done they will be sweet and golden.

dinner 1 - 10

Putting it all together was awesome.  No leftovers!

dinner 1 - 11

If you have any questions about this or any other recipe post a comment or send me an email! daincitydave@gmail.com 🙂