Clean Dirty Fries

Clean Dirty Fries

We visited Portland in July this year and one of the stops we were looking forward to is this place called Lardo. Oh. My. Goodness. The name is perfectly fitting and I didn't regret a single bite. It was a magical combination of potatoes and onions and banana peppers and fried pig and it. was. amazing!

However, since we are eating clean (as clean as we can) and doing this Whole30 this month I just HAD to find a way to make a version of Lardo's dirty fries, clean. Behold....I give you Clean Dirty Fries.

First, wash your potatoes (I choose red potatoes) and then cut them in thin strips.

Wash Potatoes

Melt some rendered duck fat and bacon grease and pour over the fries in a large bowl.

Duck Fat and Bacon Grease

Cut up some onions and put the potatoes and onions on the baking sheet in a thin layer.

Onions and Potatoes

Bake this pan in a 450 degree oven for 20-30 min or until it starts to get crispy. Once they are about 15 min from being ready. Add in your chopped broccoli, cauliflower, Aidell's Chicken Apple Sausage, banana peppers, salt, pepper, rosemary and Tony's Creole seasoning!

Mother's Day Flowers

Continue baking until fries are crispy! Just watch them so they don't burn.

Clean Dirty Fries

Next time, I will double up on the banana peppers!! That's what really makes this dish! I hope you at least give this one a try. It will be on rotation at our house from now on. So good. Happy cooking!

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Ashley Longnecker is the fiercely independent tattooed and dreaded half of Tiny Shiny Home. She's a woodworker, photographer and maker of delicious baked goods. She loathes schedules and makes every day an adventure.

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Posted August 11, 2014


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