Even with McDonald’s finally coming around about trans fatÂ oils, I still love the homemade kind much, much, muchÂ better.Â That’s why this recipe for Â Homemade Asiago Cheese French Fries struck my fancy last night & I still can’t get over it.
When my hubby comes home from work tonight, he won’t know what hit him when the heavenly scent of homemade fries hits that nose of his.Â Enjoy!
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound Yukon Gold or russet potatoes
- 3/4 cup finely grated Asiago
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
Wash the potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise, then cut each half into 2 or 3 long wedges or spears. Peeling the potatoes is optional. Place the potato wedges in a bowl of cold water with at least 6 ice cubes and let the potatoes soak for 30 minutes. Drain, and pat the potatoes dry with paper towels.
Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 425 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the egg whites and salt in a medium-sized bowl and whisk to combine. Add the potato wedges and toss to coat all surfaces.
Spread the grated cheese on a large plate. One by one, dip the potatoes into the cheese, coating the all the surfaces. Arrange the potatoes on the prepared pan, making sure none of the wedges touch.
Bake until the potatoes are golden.