Wednesday, January 12, 2022

French Fry (Charcuterie) Board

French Fry Board 

Is this a charcuterie board?? Technically it’s just a French Fry board, but call it what you want… I’ve seen almost every kind of “charcuterie” board from candy and sweets, to waffles and pancakes—and now this —super easy and always delicious: French Fry Board.  Perfect for game day… or a big bbq picnic.

Use a selection of favorite fries: Tater Tots, curly friessweet potatosteak fries, shoe string, crinkle cut… the sky is the limit.  Variety helps your board to be delicious and interesting!

Bake fries according to package instructions.  

Arrange on a large serving tray or wooden board.  Serve with ketchup, bbq, honey mustard, ranch, or house-made dips: see below.

Dips: of course store bought is fine.  If you have the time homemade dips are amazing.  Use good mayonnaise and fresh spices and herbs for best results.  Again— with all those amazing fries… a variety of scrumptious dips is important too.  Get my favorite dip recipes just below:


Garlic Ranch Dip:

½ cup mayonnaise (Dukes)

½ cup sour cream

2 cloves garlic minced

½ teaspoon ground mustard

½ teaspoon dried basil

½ teaspoon dried oregano

Salt and pepper to taste


Everything Bagel Dip:

½ cup mayonnaise 

½ cup sour cream

1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning (Trader Joe’s or Walmart)


Smokey-Spicy Dip:

½ cup mayonnaise 

½ cup sour cream

1 teaspoon smoked seasoned salt (Penzey’s)

½ teaspoon chili powder

½ teaspoon paprika 

1 teaspoon lemon juice


Mix ingredients, refrigerate 4 hours-overnight for best flavor.  To thin, add a teaspoon of milk or cream.  Serve with fries.


Herbed-Garlic Ranch Dipping Sauce

½ cup buttermilk
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise (Substitute plain Greek yogurt if desired)

Mix well and add: 

2 fresh garlic cloves minced

½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried dill
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon salt 
Pepper to taste

(Can substitute the above spices for your favorite dried Italian Herb blend- add about 2 teaspoons plus salt and pepper to taste if substituting)

Let mixture chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.  The longer the dipping sauce sits, the better it tastes.

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