|Preparation time||15 min|
|Cooking Time||15 min|
|Ready In||1 h 30 min|
|Level of Difficulty||Very Easy|
The marinade typically includes red wine, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and sometimes other spices such as cumin or oregano. The potatoes are sliced thin, soaked in the marinade for at least an hour (or overnight), and then fried until golden brown.
The result is a flavorful and crispy side dish that is often served alongside grilled meats, seafood, or sandwiches. In Portugal, they are commonly served as a snack or appetizer, and can be found in many restaurants and cafes.
Overall, Portuguese marinated fries are a delicious and unique twist on the classic french fry that is worth trying if you have the chance!
- In a big enough bowl, add the red wine, red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
- Add the fries to the bowl and mix everything up so the fries are evenly coated.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it marinade for an hour or over night.
- Once you're ready, heat up the oil and fry the fries until golden brown.
- Remove the fries from the oil and place them on a paper towel in a plate so it soaks up any access oil.
- Add salt to taste and enjoy.
Recipe Credit: Paula Costa