Monday, June 15, 2009

Nothing says healthy like a french fry salad!

French Fry salad? I thought I'd print the recipe for those who missed this heart attack on a plate "healthy" salad they made on the Today Show this morning.

French fry salad

3 medium sized Idaho potatoes (peeled)
8 cups spicy greens (peppercress and/or baby arugula)
1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
4 ounces shaved parmesan cheese
1/4medium red onion sliced thin
2 tablespoon red wine vinaigrette (recipe to follow)
2 tablespoon creamy Dijon dressing (recipe to follow)

For the vinaigrette

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon red wine
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Salt and pepper to taste

For the dijon dressing

2 tablespoons dijon
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1 pinch cayenne
Salt to taste


For the vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients well.
For the dijon dressing: Whisk all ingredients well.

For the dish
Cut the potatoes into french fries as long as the potato and about a 1/2-inch in diameter. Blanch these fries in 250° Canola oil until cooked through but not browned. About 8-10 minutes. Reserve.

Add the salad greens, tomatoes, sliced onions and parmesan cheese into salad bowl. Deep fry the reserved fries in 325° Canola oil until golden brown and very crispy. Season with salt and pepper and add to the salad along with red wine vinaigrette. Toss lightly and plate. Drizzle each salad with some of the dijon dressing.

Nothing says healthy like a salad with TWO dressings and french fries. I'd bet that a burger paired with some fries would be about the same amount of calories and a whole lot more satisfying.

Salad diet anyone?

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