Monday, April 27, 2009

Garlic Fries - My Tribute to Seattle Mariners and Safeco Field

Take me out to the ballgame... in my living room when Seattle Mariner baseball comes on TV. This recipe is my recreation of going to Safeco Field for some fantastic Garlic Fries, which to me is one of the better dishes made at the ballpark. You can get this at Grounders in Safeco Field in 4 locations around the ballpark. Straight from the The Official Site of the Seattle Mariners our ballpark has been Nominated by Food Network for having the 'Best Ballpark Eats In America' and ranked by an ESPN poll as having the 'Best Signature Ballpark Food' (Ivar's Salmon and Hebrew National Kosher Hot Dogs), Safeco Field offers a wide variety of food sure to satisfy any taste. We feature numerous concession locations including 62 food stands, 26 kiosks, one restaurant and one pub. Food varieties are bigger and better than ever: Mariner Dogs, tacos, pizza, nachos, barbecue items, sushi, healthy alternatives, ice cream, espresso and much more (including, of course, beer and peanuts!). We are pretty proud of this title!!

So enjoy these fries as they are a signature dish of Safeco Field, Home of the Seattle Mariners! This is as close as I will come to their original recipe and they taste almost exactly the same, I think I did a pretty good job! Also, it made the house smell wonderful as I love the smell of garlic.

I used frozen fries with skins still attached, but who says you cannot hand cut your own fries and then shake the garlic mixture on them and bake or fry. I prefer baking myself. Next time I make them, I will be using fresh potatoes just like the ballpark does when they run their potatoes through a machine to cut them to perfect french fries for their Garlic Fries. Makes me really want to go see a baseball game now!

Garlic Fries
(inspired by the Garlic Fries at Safeco Field, Home of The Seattle Mariners)

frozen french fries, enough to cover a cookie sheet
1/4 cup olive oil
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp sea salt

Shake frozen fries with the remaining ingredients. Pour onto cookie sheet, bake at 425 degrees for about 20 minutes. Serve hot! Eat while watching ballgame.

- The dipping sauce shown in picture is my favorite fry sauce from my favorite restaurant Zip's in Spokane WA. It contains mayonnaise, ketchup (in equal portions) and 1 tsp paprika for each 1/2 cup of mayo and ketchup. That way you can make whatever portion of fry sauce you want.

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Pam said...

You can't beat garlic and fries - they look tasty. I love your fry sauce too.

Heidi said...

Great sounding side.

justjoycee said...

This sounds so good. Will try real soon....

RecipeGirl said...

Your stadium was nominated? That's so cool!

Great, now I'm craving fries. Gotta stay away from all of this good baseball food for the remaining weeks before summer!

Pam said...

Yummy Brenda! I will try this next time. Hubby loves garlic.

MaryBeth said...

I love a good garlic fry...we have a place here in Beaverton called the Black Bear, they have some fabulous garlic fries.

cre8ivegrl said...

I was searching for a garlic fries recipe true to Safeco's standard. Yours was awesome! Plus I figured it was a sign given the name of your blog that I found your particular recipe. (-;

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