My boys are at an age where we’re finding it hard to find common ground. They’re developing their own interests and hobbies that don’t always include mom and dad (we’re officially uncool!) and I’m finding myself with more and more free time. While I was hoping for this day back when they were toddlers, now that it’s here, I’m not ready to cut the cord!
Thank goodness we can come together and enjoy delicious French fries. They’re a family favourite and because I’m smart (I always have McCain Superfries on hand) and savvy (I know how to make them the star attraction at any meal), we can indulge in our common love of potato goodness. Tex Mex fries, anyone?
Don’t you love main dishes that don’t require a recipe? Simply prepare classic McCain Superfries Straight Cut fries (a tried and true fave!), layer cooked ground beef (flavoured with taco seasoning) and add warm nacho cheese, chopped green onions, salsa and sour cream. Deceptively easy and definitely delicious!
Bonus: we all eat from the same pan, so we’re forced to sit together and communicate. Quality time over Tex Mex fries? I’ll take it – it’s the fries that bind.
Today is National French Fry Day! There’s nothing better than sharing French fries with friends and family and I’m so happy to partner with McCain Foods, the largest producer of French fries in the world. Did you know that 1 in 3 French fries consumed globally is produced by McCain? It’s true! And chances are, you have McCain Superfries or fries in your own freezer. Today is the perfect day to enjoy them with someone you love.
(Another tidbit to enjoy: the French fry capital of the world is Florenceville-Bristol, New Brunswick, where McCain Foods began. I feel like there’s a trip to the east coast in my future!)
Now, as much as I love enjoying Tex Mex fries with my boys, I’m a little less likely to share my guilty pleasure – Rosemary Parmesan fries. However, in the spirit of National French Fry Day, I’m serving up these delicious fries à deux – I’ve got a date night with my husband and my PVR.
The secret to getting these fries on the table in a hurry is McCain Superfries 5 Minute Shoestring fries. They cook in a flash, creating an instant side dish or snack for a fun night in (and pair particularly well with reality television). Simply prepare Superfries 5 Minute Shoestring fries, and immediately after removing from the oven, toss with sea salt, fresh rosemary and Parmesan cheese.
They are addictive! But do try to share, especially on National French Fry Day.
How much do Canadians love French fries? How do we like to eat them? McCain Foods asked these questions and more in their new The Fries That Bind report. Check it out for all the fun fry facts!
In the meantime, let’s settle this once and for all…
Ketchup or mayo with French fries? We definitely have a preference – can you guess what it is?
This post is sponsored by McCain Foods. The opinions on this blog, as always, are my own.
That looks delicious! My favourite way to eat fries is a poutine!
Today’s National French Fry Day! I could certainly go for these tex-mex fries!
Those Tex Mex fries look amazing! We regularly make poutine at home as we always have an assortment of French fries in the freezer.
I love freshly grated parmesan on my fries when they come out of the oven. I will have to try your Tex Mex fries. They look really yummy.
Those Tex Mex fries look delish! I’ve never had them before so will have to them soon. Thanks for sharing.
I’m going to make Rosemary Parmesan fries tonight. I have a big rosemary plant in my garden so I have plenty to use up. That’s my excuse anyway! :)
McCain fries are so good!
I haven’t had McCain fries since I was a kid. I love the way you’ve updated these!
These look awesome I will make these for my daughter and myself
We had McCain fries for dinner last night for National Fry day thanks to these yummy photos you shared. I am going to try the Tex-Mex fries next time.
Love fries. I am going to give the Rosemary Parmesan a try.
I love thin, crispy, salted fries – perfect for dipping into my faves ketchup and mayo!
Yum! Your Rosemary Parmesan fries look so delish!
This looks like perfection! This is my go to meal when I’ve been super busy, and any leftover meat will do.
The Tex Mex fries would be really yummy. As for the mayo or ketchup, I’ll go with the ketchup :)
Oh my goodness, now I’m craving taco fries!! Those look delicious!
I made Rosemary Parmesan fries last night and they were delicious !
Those tex mex fries look smashing! I must try that.My family will love them.
Fries are our Friday or Saturday night supper and we don’t just have plain ole fries, we like to dress them up and there is so many different ways to have them, fries make an awesome base for loads of goodness!!
That parmesan rosemary combination looks fab. I’m definitely going to try it.
I love my fries but they also love my waistline, its a love hate relationship. I want to try them with the meat on top to make it a healthier meal
We like our fries around here with ketchup, not mayo.
I could really go for some of those Tex Mex fries today!
It’s just so easy to get creative with fries! I LOVE mine with mayo. Poutine is also a big fave!
Oh lots of good ideas for eating fries, thanks.
These look absolutely scrumptious!
Both dishes you have shown in this post look so delicious i guess i need to learn how to dress up my fries.
I like the idea of tossing with Rosemary and Parmesan cheese. Thanks for the ideas.
I had some fabulous garlic parmesan fries at a restaurant in Toronto. They were one of the best I ever had.
The Rosemary Parmesan fries sound delicious. I love homemade fries the most, as a kid I loved ketchup with them these days I prefer mayo, some days I take both. :-)
French fries are a big fav in our house my daughter loves her with sour cream me I love them with gravy and ketchup
These look awesome
Ohhh they look scrumptious , i love fries a bit too much :/
I love French Fries and so does the family! I am a dipper so give me ketchup, mayo or a spicy dip.
Those look great – now if I could only get the 6 year old to eat fries with anything except ketchup lol
We just purchased frozen fried for the first time in years and…oh yum.
Tex Mex looks right up our alley! Definitely something to try, yum.
My son is not a big fry lover, but I’ll bet he would love them with Parmesan on them!
Only way to eat fries is with cheese and gravy.. haha..
I love a good taco poutine. Such a delicious meal.
These fries look so delicious!
Tex Mex fries, delicious! I’m making this tonight
Tex Mex for me is always a winning combo. Haven’t had these in a long time. They look great. I will take a peak in the grocery store for some.
I keep a bag of fries in the freezer at all times. Perfect for a quick meal for my kids.
So yummy we make one that’s a family favourite with my boys we call it steak and fries with a multitude of topings from blue cheese to sour cream green onions and cheese spices yummm might have to make a batch tonight
Those Tex Mex fries became a family favorite immediately!
French fries is one thing I can always get my kids to eat. They love McCain Smile fries the best. :)
Fries really are a universal food in North America – everyone seems to like them.
This recipe would work well with my kids though not from same dish, cooties I suspect. I’d just make them their own , my husband and I will share.
First I love the title of this article. Second Rosemary Parmesan fries look amazing.
I always have a bag of fries my McCain in my freezer for a fast and easy snack for family and friends.
Never thought of doing anything more than ketchup or gravy, the tex mex sounds easy and amazing! thanks!
This looks awesome great idea for fries
The Tex Mex fries look so delicious.
We love pulled pork on our fries! These look so good too. Really, it doesn’t matter, fries are delicious no matter how they are prepared!
These French fry recipes look amazing! I will have to give them a try!
The Rosemary Parmesan fries look great!
Fries with Ketchup is probably my most favourite indulgence in the world!! :)
This looks like an awesome way to have fries
Tex Mex isn’t for me, I don’t like spicy foods at all. I do love fries though, especially home-made ones, yummy. Poutine is another favourite of mine, the first time I heard about it I thought it would be disgusting but in fact it’s delicious. :-)
fries is forever :)
McCain is our go to for home fries! They are so delicious however we always eat em plain! We definitely need to experiment with new and different toppings because it looks like we’ve been missing out!
these look delicious I think I will make them for supper today
Fries are a great way to get kids to stay at the table. We make our own and the kids love helping to get the potatoes peeled and cut
Oh I miss having my fries especially poutines.
I gotta try Tex Mex FF, they look so yummy!
OMG they look delicious, I love adding stuff to my fries!
I love the idea of the Rosemary Parmesan fries, I do usually make my own fries but it would work with them too I hope.
Fries with Parm! So smart
Oh, YUM! Those tex mex fries look so good! :D I’m not crazy about shoestring fries, but I love McCains Super Spirals and Spicy Lattice, so I’m sure I could use those instead! :D
These both look so good, I am the only one that would like the tex mex fries in my house. I actually have a co-worker in our region who only eats fries, breakfast lunch and dinner..that’s it just fries. And no ketchup either…just fires. I myself like ketchup and mayo with mine.
Sometimes I like to add a little BBQ sauce to my ketchup when I have fries – that is as adventurous as I need to get with my fires.
Oh my goodness, I don’t think I will ever look at fries the same way again after your post! Oh yum!!
Fries are so delicious and I now love trying different topping
I love their fries.. definitely nice to have many different kinds
Oh yum, nacho fries, only the very best!! but then you can add anything to fries and make it your very own!
I’m ketchup all the way. Your Tex Mex fries look mouth watering !