Smoked Paprika is a spice that will add zing to your taters. I keep it on hand and will use it in a variety of ways. Several spice brands make it, so you’re not limited. It gives regular paprika a smoky flavor and your foods a rich color. Coating raw, sliced potatoes with just a little oil, a generous amount of smoked paprika, and dried or fresh thyme, then baking on 450°F until golden brown, will deliver on its promise to replace the traditional fried potato.
These fries don’t necessarily need a companion. They work well on their own thanks to the smokiness of the paprika. Nevertheless, a great dip couldn’t hurt. Now that you’ve baked the perfect, healthier French fry, what will you dip yours in? Ketchup is boring and loaded with high-fructose corn syrup. I have an alternative…
Trader Joe’s Organic Sriracha and Roasted Garlic BBQ Sauce has officially replaced ketchup in my cabinet. It’s bold, spicy, garlicky, and has a flavor zing. It’s a gives you an explosion of flavor with ingredients like: jalapeno puree, hickory smoke flavor, roasted garlic, molasses, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and habanero pepper powder. This jar of heaven will be the perfect sidekick to foods you often pair with barbecue sauce or ketchup. I’ve even tried it on my own rendition of southwest barbecue ranch faux-chicken salad.
Get to slicing some taters and get your spud-on!