The ultimate in French-Canadian junk food, poutine commonly features warm fries topped with cheese curds and gravy. This side dish is quick to fix with frozen potatoes and packaged gravy but has all the traditional greasy spoon comfort. —Shelisa Terry, Henderson, Nevada
Do you have leftover cranberry sauce? Put it to good use with these hearty, yummy turkey burgers, and finish it up with some sweet potato fries. Viola! Dinner is done.
- Nancy Bourget, Fort Hood, Texas
A Parmesan cheese and basil coating provides these "homegrown" fries with their pleasant taste. "Seasoned with garlic powder and baked in the oven, they're a zippy alternative to deep-fat fried potatoes."
For a speedy, health-conscious side dish or snack, Patricia Fredericks of Oak Creek, Wisconsin offers these fun wedges. “They're just as tasty as the deep-fried version, but with less mess,” says Patricia.
"French-fry fans will fall for this easy oven-baked variety and never miss the fat," assured Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana. Try pairing the seasoned wedges with everything from hot dogs and hamburgers to chicken strips and fish.