I’m just going to go ahead and pretend I didn’t take the whole summer off from blogging. Just like I am going to go ahead and pretend these are real french fries.
I mean it’s really about the dipping sauce anyway, right? Nobody eats plain french fries.
Well, unless you are starving and succumb to a drive through. But even then, you tear open the little ketchup packets with your teeth and squeeze little bits of ketchup onto the end of each fry. And then, usually, you end up with ketchup on your jeans and shove the rest of the fries in your mouth pissed that you weren’t more patient.
Typically, Im a “don’t drown your food” kind of girl but when it comes to dipping sauces, I drown. And I like a selection of them, not just one. The other night, at a Warriors Basketball game, I saw a couple eating french fries slathered in ketchup, mustard, jalepenos, cheese AND relish. Made me proud…and hungry. So I came home and made this…
The healthy homemade version of my favorite fast food.
Tofu fries are super easy… Drain and pat dry one container of organic extra firm tofu.
Cut into strips and place on greased cookie sheet. Brush with Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cook in a 400′ oven for 40 minutes flipping fries after 20 minutes.
While the fries are baking, make your BBQ sauce.
And then eat it all! Just don’t forget a napkin to cover your jeans.
- 6 oz can organic tomato paste
- ½ cup white wine vinegar
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ cup agave syrup
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons worchester sauce
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon tobasco sauce
- Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and continue cooking for 15 minutes.
- Cover and allow to cool.