I’m thrilled to have been invited to contribute to Alexia Foods’ “Reinvent a Classic” French Fry recipe contest along with about 25 other food bloggers.
To create my very own special “This Mama Cooks!” Alexia French fry recipe, I’ll be choosing from a combination of potato type, fry cut and flavors. I already have some ideas, but I’d love to see what you’d create if you were in my shoes! (Just comment below on your choices.)
Here are your options:
Type of potato: russet potato or sweet potato?
Fry cut: julienne (like above), crinkle cut, waffle or wedge (russet potato only)?
Flavors: Here’s where your creativity can shine! Do you like sweet, salty, and or cheesy? Do you like to add herbs or maybe a little spice? What about other flavors like juices or vinegars would you use?
Want a hint to what flavors I’m using? All I can tell you is that I’m basing my recipe on a cocktail! (Yes, a chocolate bacon martini, how did you guess? Kidding!)
How will the winning Alexia Foods French fry be chosen?
Alexia Food’s R&D folks will determine the top four French fry choices from all the bloggers’ creations. The top four French fry selections will be showcased on Alexia’s Facebook page so people across the country can vote on their favorite.
Also, the top four finalist will be flown out to the Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco this fall so conference attendees can try them out as well. (I went to the Foodbuzz Festival in 2009 and it was so much fun. If you’re in the area, buy a ticket and bring your appetite.)
The winning flavor determined by popular vote on Facebook will be produced and sold nationwide in fall of 2012!
More about Alexia Foods
You can learn more about Alexia Foods and their products on their website. You can also print out a $1 off coupon and find Alexia Foods products using their store locator. (They’re available everywhere I shop like King Soopers (Krogers), Safeway, Super WalMart, Super Target and Natural Grocers. Cool!)
Disclosure: I am being compensated for my time in working with Alexia Foods on this project. All opinions are my own.