Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Something To Do With Leftover: French Fries

I can hear you all now; "Bob, what exactly are leftover french fries?" And I'll admit, I had a hard time with it when I realized that's what I had. But I had ordered a plate from a local sub shop (sandwich, salad and fries) and the fries were... well, they were squishy. My thoughts on squishy vegetables are well known and that extends to fries. Fries should be crispy, preferably very. So I tossed them in a ziploc bag, then into the fridge and figured something would come to me, eventually. I woke up the next day with this in my head.

What, you ask, was "this"? Well, it was... er, this.

I chopped up the fries and took some crispy bacon, an egg, sauteed onion and parsley. Mixed it all together and dropped it into a preheated nonstick pan. There was more than I thought there would be so I formed it into two big patty thingies. Then I fried them till they were crispy, brown and delightful. And ate it. It was wicked good. So if you ever find yourself with some leftover fries (or order too many by "accident") this is a great thing to do with them. I mean, cmon. What's not to like? A little cheese would have been good, too...

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25 comments:

ChefBliss.com said...

I LOVE this!!! And I'm with you on the squishy fries. But for breakfast there is nothing better than potatoes, and what a great way to add those potatoes in!! Nicely done!!

Donna-FFW said...

A french fried pancake hash brown all in one. LOVE the idea. Wicked good is how Id describe it also. MMMMM.

Michele said...

A french fry frittata! Perfect!

Danielle said...

that looks really good. Only you could pull that one off! LOL btw...i'm starved. where's mine?

Elra said...

What a fantastic idea.. love it!
Sadly, I almost never had leftover fries... I love fries so much that most of the time I eat them all. Next time though, maybe I'll buy double, then make the other one for this special treat. Very creative!

Wandering Coyote said...

Excellent!

Reeni♥ said...

What a great use for squishy taters. It's like a tater pancake, yum!

unconfidentialcook said...

Squishy fries aren't even fries...but are worth having to make this!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Wow, this is a great use for leftover french fries! I love it! It is like a breakfast hash!

Bob said...

Chefbliss: Thanks! Breakfast potatoes are one of my all time favorite things. :)

Donna: Heh, I almost called the post something like that. Thanks! :)

Michele: Oh man, next time I'm adding 5-6 eggs and doing just that.

Danielle: Hey, I had two, where were you? :D

Elra: Heh, I usually don't either. I think I'm going to start getting more than I'll eat more often though.

Wandering Coyote: Thanks!

Reeni: Thanks, that's pretty much it, yeah. With bacon. ;)

uncnfidentialcook: Heh, this is the first use I've found for them.

JennDZ: Thanks! That's another thing I almost called it. Heh.

Spryte said...

OMG dude!!!!!!!!!!!

What a great idea!!!!!!!!!

Next time I go to Kelly's for a clam plate... the fries & rings will be the next morning's breakfast!!!

Karen said...

Hash browns taken to the next level! They look great.

Vicki said...

Dude...I crown you the Breakfast King.

Steph said...

You are so creative! Yay for not wasting food.

tamilyn said...

"Two big patty thingies"-snort! Good description. It looks great. I love spuds in many forms and I'll bet it crisps up with the frying pan.

noobcook said...

What a creative use of squishy fries! I love my fries crispy too hee

Indigo said...

I've never had a problem with leftover fries myself... but I could always make a problem, if I'd get to try this out? This is like the breakfast of dreams...

Yesica N. Cook said...

Geeenius!!

Chrystal & said...

OK so just so you know...you may have to patent this or something. We have brought home many a French fry, and each time, we always think to ourselves 'Yuck, definitely not the same'. This is a sweet way to revive them! Looking forward to more leftover ideas.

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Perfect recipe and idea to use up something icky!!! Love this!

girlichef said...

Oh cheese, for sure! Awesome idea...I could go for some :D

oneordinaryday said...

Yummy! Looks wonderful!

pigpigscorner said...

wow, i've never thought of that! Will try to keep some fries just for this!

Mags said...

What a great use of leftovers! Almost makes me want to go out to the van and dig under the seats. I know there's a ton of dropped fries out there..lol. Love your blog, btw.

Anonymous said...

Made this for lunch - absolutely delicious. I had leftover chips, but it's so good, it's worth buying them for it!

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