What goes better with a steak sandwich than pommes frites? You may be wondering, what in the world are pommes frites? Hmmm, how can I explain, ok,ok they are just french fries in a paper cone with gourmet dipping sauces! Man are they good though!
I made mine a little bit healthier by baking them with olive oil and serving with a lemony thyme and tarragon creme fraiche.
If you really want to clog your arteries you could fry them in duck fat! Yum!
Pommes Frites with Tarragon-Thyme Creme Fraiche
5 medium russet potatoes
2-3 tbsp. olive oil
fresh ground pepper
1 80z. container creme fraiche ( you can find this in your deli or cheese counter)
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. fresh thyme chopped finely
1 tsp. fresh tarragon chopped finely
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel and wash potatoes. Cut in half lengthwise, cut each half into 4 pieces lengthwise. Cut each of the 4 pieces in half length wise ( you should now have pieces that resemble french fries). Toss fries with olive oil, arrange on baking sheet with a sil pat or parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake at 450 for 15-20 minutes until undersides are golden brown and crispy.
Combine creme fraiche ( creme fraiche is a lemony european version of sour cream) lemon juice, thyme and tarragon. Spoon in serving bowl, serve beside pommes frites.
Pair with a great red wine and enjoy!!!