Tuesday, June 19, 2007

What I Would Have Done: The Stadium Challenge

This week on The Next Food Network Stars, the remaining contestants created stadium food and sold them at a New Jersey Nets game. Whenever I think of stadium food, garlic fries totally come to mind even though I don't buy them. I don't eat them because they're deep fried, but I'm always tempted by the smell. So for this challenge, I created my healthy version of garlic fries by roasting fingerling potatoes (which are already so snack size) and getting in the garlic with a garlic-chive aioli. I also use a spray to coat the potatoes instead of drenching in olive oil. The trick is to use a really hot oven to get the potatoes crisp but without burning them. It might not be very creative, but it's better than nacho and cheese from a jar! ;-)

4 comments:

Bill said...

It's a good idea. Garlic fries must be an East Coast stadium food. I've not seen them here in the Midwest. Anything dipped in aioli is a winner in my book.

Chef Ben said...

Garlic fries are everywhere here on the West Coast. I think it's because we're so close to the garlic-producing farm areas. You can't avoid the smell of it! ;)

Mrs. L said...

Me thinks you need to set up a stand of these at a Sharks game!

Tofu Mom (AKA Tofu-n-Sprouts) said...

Garlic fries are THE reason to go to a game at Safeco Field in Seattle!

You must eat them simply because everyone around you is, and you'll be overwhelmed by the smell of everyone elses breath otherwise...

Great blog by the way!