Faux Fries with "Raspberry Ketchup"

Instructions

What You Need: Faux Fries

1 loaf of store-bought pound cake

1 fast food cardboard French fry container (ask politely and you shall receive)

What To Do

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Trim the dome off the top of the loaf and a thin layer of crust off all remaining sides of the loaf. Then cut about 2 inches off one end of the loaf so that the remaining block is approximately 4 x 3 x 6-inches. Cut remaining loaf lengthwise into ¼-inch slices. Set slices flat on their side and cut lengthwise again into ¼ inch strips.
  • Arrange strips on a cookie sheet and bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until browned on top and bottom. Turn strips one quarter rotation and bake for approximately 4 more minutes, or until remaining two sides are browned. Let cool, then arrange in fries container.

 

What You Need: Raspberry Ketchup

6 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed, or 1 cup of fresh raspberries

2 tablespoons of confectionery (icing) sugar

1 empty ketchup bottle or plastic squeeze bottle

What To Do

  • If you are using frozen berries, drain off excess juice. Puree raspberries in a blender or food processor. Add sugar, one teaspoon at a time, to taste—until tartness is gone.
  • Place raspberry puree in a strainer over a bowl.  Use a rubber spatula or the back of a spoon to force the puree through the strainer. Discard the seeds and transfer puree to the ketchup bottle. Serve alongside “fries”.
  • Serves 4

 

Ingredients
  • 1 loaf of store-bought pound cake
  • 1 fast food cardboard French fry container (ask politely and you shall receive)
  • 6 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed, or 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons of confectionery (icing) sugar
  • 1 empty ketchup bottle or plastic squeeze bottle

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