Family Meals Month Meal Suggestion: host your own casual “fun day” dinner complete with turkey burgers, oven fries, spicy fry sauce, and root beer floats!
Prepare turkey burgers using pre-made patties or make your own with ground turkey. Avocado, red onion, tomato, lettuce, and Monterey Jack cheese are favored fixings. The sassy mayo-Sriracha combo in the Spicy Fry Sauce can jazz up your burger as well as makes a delicious dip for those crispy oven fries. Get a head start on the root beer floats by scooping vanilla ice cream into tall glasses and stash in the freezer until ready to serve. Pour your favorite root beer over ice cream just before serving. Don’t forget the spoon!
Recipes serve 4 to 6
2 to 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut lengthwise into even sized strips Salt, pepper or other seasoning of choice
Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Soak potatoes for 10 to 15 minutes in bowl of water. Drain and pat dry with a paper towel.
Liberally coat a sturdy baking sheet with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and place potatoes in a single layer and toss with additional oil to coat.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Using a spatula, flip potatoes and continue to bake for 10 to 15 more minutes until they are golden brown and crispy. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Experiment with your favorite seasonings! Garlic salt or onion powder, paprika, parsley, and Parmesan cheese all make tasty fries.
Spicy Fry Sauce
1 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 teaspoon pickle juice
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Adjust ingredients to your taste:more Sriracha for extra heat, extra ketchup if you like it a bit sweeter, and a bit more pickle juice for extra tang! Keep refrigerated until ready to use.