French fries, Aleppo-style

Adapted recipe by tasteofbeirut

French fries, Aleppo-style

Photo by Robert P.

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  • 2

    lbs potatoes

  • oil for frying

  • Sauce: 1 tbsp mashed garlic (4 cloves)

  • 5

    Tbsp olive oil

  • 1

    Tbsp ground coriander

  • 1

    tsp cinnamon

  • 1

    Tbsp red pepper paste (mild)

  • 2

    Tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • salt, to taste

  • ½

    tsp of paprika or chili powder

  • parsley to garnish


Peel the potatoes and cut in matchsticks-size. Prepare the sauce: Heat the olive oil in a small skillet and add the coriander, cinnamon, mashed garlic and the red pepper paste and lemon juice. Stir to combine and set aside. (This step can be prepared a day ahead). Dry the potatoes thoroughly with paper napkins; het the oil to 375F and fry the potatoes till golden. Remove the french fries and drain. Place the fries over the sauce and stir gently to combine. Sprinkle with paprika or chili powder and garnish with parsley. Serve warm or at room


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