Thursday, December 19, 2013

Fries & Beef Filet

Yes the meal items are listed in the correct order as this post is about the fries.  While we were on Marco island, we ate at three restaurants that all served the same (or very similar) fries that we thought we delicious.  At the last little place, we were able to asked the owner about them and while there he got a delivery so I got to see the box.  They were Lamb Weston Colossal Crispy Coat Cut Potato Fry.  I assume they are only available from a food service supplier and in a 30# case, but in the meantime Bev bought a bag of these from Walmart – there brand.

I wanted to try them and found a piece of the tail end of a beef tenderloin in the freezer and a meal was made.  I added a light coat of Montreal Steak Seasoning and cooked the filet on the grill and thanks to my uneven heating grill I over-cooked the meat a little.

I cooked the fries on the grill side burner in the recommended 360* oil for about four minutes, even though it was pretty cool outside – we have a 12 month grilling season at Almost Heaven South. 

We started the meal with one of Bev’s nice salads for a classic steakhouse meal and this is my plate - the hole is from the probe.

A rarer steak would have been a little better, but we really liked the fries.  They were very crispy when cooked and required no additional seasoning – not even salt.  Without a side-by-side comparison, I can’t say if they were as good as those from Marco, but they were plenty good and readily available in small quantities.  Since Walmart doesn’t manufacture coated fries, they may well be the same ones as the restaurants use.  We don’t eat fries often, but these will be the new go-to version.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.


12/12/13 meal date


  1. We don't eat fries very often either, but when we do, we want them to be great. Thanks for the tip about WalMart. Will definitely keep my eye out.

  2. We didn't use to eat fries often.. unless we went out, but now that my one pregnancy craving is french fries, we eat them a lot more. I wonder if these fries would be as good just baked rather than fried??? Either way... the meal sounds wonderful to me!!!

  3. The steak looks fantastic but those fries have me drooling. I love the extra crunchy coating on them!

  4. Larry, Now this is definitely my kind of meal! Battered seasoned French Fries and a hunk of medium beef! veggies?! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


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