Oh my goodness, you’re in for a treat today! Seriously. Today is Foodie Extravaganza day and our theme is potatoes. Since that is the case, I thought I would share one of our very favorite ways to make potatoes, Latvian Spiced Dill Fries. I’m positive that isn’t what they are called in Latvia, but that’s what we call them. Actually, we just call them Latvian Fries, but I wanted to put a little description in the name of this post, so I added to it a bit. We love these things and they can easily get our kids over if we haven’t seen them in awhile and want to see them.
When we lived in Latvia, we weren’t super impressed with the area we lived. Actually, it was kind of a cruddy town, which was a shame because most of the country is lovely. There was nothing there, besides the awful neighborhood we lived and a small grocery store.
Close to the town we lived was another town where they had this pizza place. The pizza was pretty good, although the toppings were different that we were used to. However, they had these fries that we fell right in love with and had them every time we went there. There wasn’t anything to do in the town, so we took our kids there about once a week.
When we returned to the States, I spent a few tries figuring it out, but I got it and these fries are almost exactly the same as the fries we had in that pizza restaurant. We just love them and they are a treat we have every once in a while. They aren’t healthy at all, so we don’t have them often. I use homemade fries when I make them, but for a quicker solution, you could use frozen fries if you like.
- 4 servings of crisp cooked fries
- 2 tsp Lowery's Seasoned Salt
- 2 Tbsp dried dill weed
- 2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- While the cooked fries are still hot, season with Lower's Seasoned Salt, to lightly coat the fries.
- Spread the fries over a baking sheet.
- Spread the cheese over the fries to cover.
- Sprinkle the fries with dill weed.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Serve hot.
Now, let’s get on to our Foodie Extravaganza celebration of the potato! Scroll down and find a recipe or 2 to try out. There are 19 to choose from!
Foodie Extravaganza is where bloggers come together and celebrate food holidays. Did you know there is at least one food assigned to each day of the year to celebrate that food? I’m our host this month and since I’m is from Idaho, I picked potatoes. All of the recipes will feature potatoes in one form or another.
Posting day is always the first Wednesday of the month. If you are a blogger and you’re interested in joining in the fun, visit us at our Facebook Foodie Extravaganza page. You can also visit our past party submissions on our Pinterest Foodie Extravaganza board .
We hope you will enjoy the recipes we are sharing this month. The potato is so versatile that we’ve come up with a huge variety of recipes for you to try.
Latvian Spiced Dill French Fries from Fearlessly Creative Mammas
Chicken and Mashed Potato Waffles from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Chipotle and Lime Roasted Fingerling Potatoes from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Horseradish Potato Au Gratin from From Gate to Plate
Roasted Purple Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme from Our Good Life
Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup from Making Miracles
Llapingachos (Ecuadorian Stuffed Potato Patties) from Tara’s Multicultural Table
Tortilla Espanola (Spanish Omelet) from Cali’s Cuisine
Japanese Moon Gazing Potatoes from Ninja Baker
Potato Gnocchi with Wild Mushrooms from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Sweet Potato Spiced Swirl Bread from Baking in Pyjamas
Loaded Pierogi from Cooking With Carlee
Bloody Mary Potato Salad from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Colcannon with Kale from Cherishing a Sweet Life
Jersey Royals with Mint from Food Lust People Love
Naked Ladies with their Legs Crossed from Passion Kneaded
Shredded Potato Crusted Chicken from The Freshman Cook
Copycat Chicken & Gnocchi Soup from Pantry Friendly Cooking