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Faux fries with raspberry ketchup

Bob Blumer's unique take on dessert using store-bought pound cake is presented as "Faux Fries," with a side of raspberry "ketchup."

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Ingredients

Faux Fries

  • 1 loaf of pound cake (store bought)
  • 1 fast food cardboard French fry container

Raspberry Ketchup

  • 6 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed, or 1 cup of fresh raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons of confectionery (icing) sugar

Directions

Faux Fries

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

Raspberry Ketchup

  1. 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.
  2. 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 the puree to the ketchup bottle.
  3. Serve alongside “fries”. Enjoy!


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