The Eleventh Day of Christmas…

As the Yuletide Season winds down…the Eleventh Day of Christmas brings yet more treats.  Comfort food like frites.
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Pommes Frites
6 baking potatoes, like russets
1 quart vegetable or peanut oil
Curry Ketchup, recipe follows
Honey Mustard Mayo, recipe follows
Peel the potatoes, and cut them into batons that are about the length and width of your index finger. Preheat a deep pot of oil to 325 degrees F. For the first fry, deep fry  potatoes in the oil for 5 to 6 minutes, or until a light golden color. Do not over load fryer. Fry in 3 batches if necessary. Remove the potatoes using a slotted spoon, and allow them to cool to room temperature. Raise the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F. For the second fry, deep fry the potatoes for 2 minutes, or until crispy. Remove potatoes, and transfer into a colander or bowl. While still hot, salt the potatoes. Serve with favorite dipping sauce.
Curry Ketchup
1 teaspoon curry powder
5 ounces ketchup
5 ounces mayonnaise
1/4 finely chopped onion
Mix all ingredients together.
Honey Mustard Mayo
5 ounces mayonnaise
4 ounces mustard
1 teaspoon honey
Mix all ingredients together
Oven Parmesan Fries
4 large potatoes, keep skin on (about 2 pounds)
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground thyme (or use poultry seasoning or dried oregano)
A few grinds of fresh black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon crushed fresh garlic
1/4 cup finely minced fresh Italian parsley
Heat oven to 425 degrees. 
Wash and dry potatoes, and cut them into French fry-size strips. Place in large bowl and drizzle oil over. Toss until coated.  Sprinkle with thyme and pepper and toss well until evenly coated. Place on ungreased baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes. While potatoes are baking, rinse out bowl and dry. In same bowl, stir together salt, cheese and garlic.  Set aside. Remove potatoes from oven and scrape into bowl with cheese. Using two spoons, toss potatoes until garlicky cheese coats them. Scrape potatoes back onto baking sheet in a single layer, and bake another 10 minutes. Make sure all cheese mixture is on potatoes. Remove from oven and return to same bowl. Add parsley and toss until hot fries are coated with parsley. 
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