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Truffled Parmesan Frites

Frites? What’s a Frite anyway? — French fries!! Come on now, can’t she do better than that you say.

The idea for this appetizer came from our anniversary trip to NYC back in September that we took with two of our friends also celebrating their anniversary.  We did the walking tour of Greenwich Village that I told you about in an earlier post. I don’t go any place that I don’t come back with some idea for a new appetizer to try.

One of the restaurants we visited on the tour (Palma) gave us these little bamboo cones filled with fried artichoke petals. For some reason, my brain seems like it is constantly in motion like a pinball machine bouncing all over the place, because the whole time we are standing their eating our little artichoke petals out of the bamboo cones, instead of listening, I’m thinking “OK, what can I do in these cute little cones for a catering  job”. And, if you have any great ideas of what to serve in these, I would like to hear about them. I have also done cubed melon with proscuitto and balsamic.  Maybe some fried orka would be good??

A bar in our hotel in NYC served truffled fries, sprinkled with truffle salt. So, I’m thinking, I could do shoestring potatoes, sprinkled with Truffle oil (cheaper than using a lot of truffle salt), and sprinkled with Kosher salt and finely grated Parmesan cheese.  I made them and they were delicious.

This past weekend we were in Austin celebrating the world’s cutest grandson’s (our first) first birthday. They decided on Popeye theme party and his dad made a popeye cake and mini slider burgers, of course, and a few spinach things also. So the french fries were a must on the menu. The guests gobbled them up like crazy. I’ll defiitely be doing them again.

Here is the site where I ordered the cones, one site is considerably cheaper than the other but it just depends on the color of the cones you want. I like both. www.jbprince.com and www.pickonus.com

So, even though this isn’t a very fancy or complicated recipe, I think these could be a hit at your next party. I’m on to my next appetizer now — sausage lollipops.