When a friend recently returned from a trip to Boston, she couldn’t wait to tell me about amazing fries she had. The crispy salt-and-pepper fries came with curry sauce for dipping–something she said was both ingenious and addictive. Honestly, at first blush I couldn’t imagine it being any good. But my friend and I share similar tastes in food, so I decided to give it a try. I was skeptical but interested.
For the sauce, I used a curry simmer sauce, which can be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores. It combines curry paste with coconut milk and other ingredients to make a sweet-spicy sauce that is usually used for flavoring chicken and vegetables to be served over rice. But as I learned, it also makes an amazing condiment. Like seriously amazing.
To go with the sauce, I made fries. I am a big fan of oven fries but hate when they don’t crisp up nicely. The good news? My method ensures that you get crispy fries every time. All it takes is a little cornstarch (which eats up the moisture on the outside of the fries) and a spray of cooking oil, along with some salt and pepper.
Once baked, the fries have a light and crispy outside with a soft potato inside. You’d never guess they came from the oven and not the fryer.
All together, this sweet-spicy-salty combination is a total flavor explosion that will leave you craving more and wondering why you hadn’t tried it before. Well, at least that’s what it did for me. Just try it!