Back before children, Sasquatch and I ate out often. One of my favorite places to eat was at the Hibernian Pub. Sadly while looking for their recipe, I read that in December the Downtown Raleigh one burned down. Every single time we'd be in Downtown Raleigh, that was the place to eat. I grew up on Irish food. Okay, Irish, German, and Filipino food, really. But still, it holds a special place in my heart.
One of my regular dishes that we got at the Hibernian in Cary, NC was their curry fries. R-U-freaking-kidding-me kind of awesome. Last time I had them was back in 2004, right before learning about my wheat issue. I got really sick so I stopped eating at that location. Rarely, do I ever venture into Downtown Raleigh with the kiddos.
Nine years later, I get a craving. Its a craving. Cravings are a big deal. They can break even the strongest resolve and most allergic of people. I have different stages to my cravings.
Stage 1, Blase: I can handle it. Uhm. I could live without it.Stage 2, Whorish: Man, what I wouldn't give to have some of those goodies.Stage 3, Denial: I don't need it. This will f*#:ing pass.Stage 4, Serious: I need it. If I don't get it, things will be bad.Stage 5, Zombie Attack: Aieee Naheed Brahains Naoow!
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Usually, I never get passed stage 3 or 4. Sasquatch has seen me at stage 5 just a few short times and has become one of the best people are recreating a recipe until I'm satisfied. The Spagetti-Os remake while I was pregnant with Cor was a rough one. 8 attempts in 5 days until perfection.
I dropped hints about curry fries, talked a little bit about it. Even looked up recipes. I was about to lose it and then Sasquatch was all like, "So what do you want for lunch?" He took the recipe, went to the neighborhood Indian market, and made me CURRY FRIES!
He made a few changes from this recipe on food network.
- Grapeseed oil instead of canola. Canola is a GMO grain.
- 28 oz Can of Crushed Tomato replaced the two tomatoes.
- No habenero pepper.
- Used cilantro
- No clams.
- 2 tblspoons coconut palm sugar from a sustainable producer. Added in the last few minutes after an initial taste.
This recipe rocked on the first try. Makes a lot of curry. So if you aren't into curry fries, half the recipe. We've eaten curry fries in two meals this week with plenty to go.
Kid response: 1 out of 2. Su, the ketchup fiend, won't even try it. That girl goes through about 1/2 cup of ketchup to 8 fries, if you let her.
Pictured on plate: Local potatoes wedges, curry sauce, local brussel sprouts and local bacon.
Some more local food love. Sasquatch and I pledged to Keep it Dirty, Durham by spending $200 locally this year.