I’m a huge french fry lover. Like huge. I can pretty much eat them all day, everyday and with everything. Whenever I order a salad at a restaurant you can bet that I’ll be ordering a side of fries with it too. Because, balance.
Sometimes the urge hits and I just don’t have the time or energy to meticulously slice and cut my potatoes 😉 While I no longer fry my potatoes at home (I use an Acti-Fry machine, it’s seriously amazing), I can still get lazy and not want to go through that whole cutting process. So this five minute fry hack using store bought fries and a homemade sauce is just what the doctor ordered.
It shouldn’t even be a recipe but the sauce is soooo good that I needed to write it down for you guys. And while I am a huge proponent of homemade meals, sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day. Having some back up options that are semi homemade are still way healthier than ordering take out, and more cost efficient.
Read on for the fry tips and the amazing chipotle mayo recipe that I’m obsessed with!
Dinnertime Hacks: 5 Minute Fry Fix with Chipotle Mayo
Yields 4-6 side dish servings
- 5 heaping cups frozen french fries I like to stick with a classic shape!
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 1/4 cup mayo
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 chipotles in adobo sauce 3 if you like it extra spicy!
- juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 tbsp finely chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place fries on a large baking sheet.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil and toss fries to coat.
Add in cajun spice, toss again.
Bake in oven for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven, flip fries and add in remaining tbsp oil. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until crispy.
In the meantime, on medium speed blend mayo, sour cream, chipotle and lime juice.
Remove fries from oven and serve with sauce.