I love a big, juicy, mouthwatering burger!
I mean seriously how can you not?!?! From the perfectly cooked patty, to the soft bun, and the variety of scrumptious burger toppings… burgers are so versatile and such a crowd pleaser!
But equally as important, is what is served along with the burger. To me a burger is not complete without French fries. I’ll go as far as to say that if a popular burger joint doesn’t have good French fries, well… that’s an official deal breaker!
I’ll take my French fries anyway… give me classic deep fried French fries or even oven baked… I love waffles fries, wedge fries, steak fries, shoestring fries, crinkle cut fries and curly fries. I even love sweet potato fries, carrot fries, green bean fries, parsnip fries, pickle and avocado fries! I’ll take my fries simply seasoned with salt with a side of ketchup, to having them covered with cheese and chili!
I love making French fries at home and make them often! In addition to burgers we love fries to accompany Sloppy Joes, grilled chicken sandwiches, a cheesy panini to fried fish and even steaks!
Usually I bake my homemade french fries, season them with BBQ seasoning and dip them simply in ketchup. But awhile back I decided, to put a little more “oomph” into my homemade French fries. I used Stubb’s Beef Spice Rub (my new go to French fry seasoning) to season my hot and crispy deep fried French fries and whipped up a Creamy Mesquite Fry Sauce! To say that these are the perfect French fries, well that might be bragging a bit, but they are certainly our new favorite! (Smile.)
Seasoned Shoestring Fries:
Canola oil, for frying
2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed
1-2 tablespoons Stubb’s Beef Spice Rub
For Seasoned Shoestring French Fries:
Heat 2 to 3 inches of oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat (360 degrees F). Line a pan or a plate with paper towels and set aside.
Using a sharp knife or a mandolin fitted with the julienne blade; cut the potatoes into thin strips, about 1/8-inch wide. Rinse the sliced potatoes in cold water and dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
Working in batches, carefully add the potatoes to the hot oil; frying until the french fries are crisp and golden brown, approximately 2-3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer fried potatoes to the paper towel lined plate. Season hot fries with beef spice rub. Repeat cooking process with the rest of the potatoes.
Serve immediately with Creamy Mesquite Fry Sauce.
For Creamy Mesquite Fry Sauce:
In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Stubb’s Smokey Mesquite Bar-B-Q Sauce, Dijon mustard and steak spice rub; whisking until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Disclosure: I am in a working relationship with Stubb’s Sauces and Marinades. This recipe was developed by me for Stubb’s. This sponsored blog post was written by me on behalf of Stubb’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Because of sponsors like Stubb’s I am able to continue to bring you all the content I feature here.