Sunday, May 29, 2011

Baseball Season Snack

As baseball season really gets underway for the summer (Go Giants!), it's only natural we have some game day recipes up our sleeve. And what says baseball more than garlic fries? With my latest cookbook purchases going in a healthier direction, I picked up Ellie Krieger's cookbook, The Food You Crave.

I love that Ellie's recipes are quick, easy, and healthy, and most importantly, that all the nutrition and serving size information is listed right next to the recipe. There really is no guess work if you are watching what you eat. When I saw her recipe for baked garlic fries, I simply had to try. We gave them a go and they are definitely a winner!! Now I love me some fried in oil french fries, but I have to say that these baked ones tasted just as good, with a fraction of the guilt.

These were very fast to make, and I found that I didn't really have to alter the recipe at all (except for sneaking in a little extra garlic--don't judge. Garlic completes me). I would just say to make sure you have a mandolin to slice your fries. If they are too big or too small, it would be much more difficult to cook them correctly.

And for the piéce de résistance, to stylishly serve your garlic fries at that summer get-together to celebrate a Giants victory (since we are in my little dream scenario here), I just saw these at Cost Plus yesterday...

French Fries Cone with Stainless Steel Stand

They even had little newspaper print liners to absorb excess oil that would look adorable in these. For a more casual option, in their picnic section, they had traditional red french fry boxes that would be a fun addition to an outdoor summer meal or kid's birthday party.

So, what's your favorite stadium food?