Seasone Grilled Fries
De Arbol (Capsicum Annuum) means tree like in Spanish. The plant has thick, upright, woody stems and the chile itself is narrow, curved and bright red in color. Believed to be closely related to the pequin, the De Arbol is thin fleshed, with tannic, smoky, grassy flavor and searing heat. This chile has a heat range of 7.5 on the heat scale of 1-10. De Arbol Chiles are comparable to a Cayenne Pepper. Scoville heat units 15,000 to 30,000.
De Arbol is a hot chile and a staple in Southwest kitchens. Add some heat to your next salsa or Mexican dish. Be adventurous and add them to your next stew or chili along with the other spices. Add some heat to your next salsa or Mexican dish.
3 pounds Russet potatoes
extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1/2 tablespoon fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon ground chile de arbol (may substitute cayenne pepper)
Place the potatoes and about 2 tablespoons of salt in a large pot of water. Bring the water to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Remove potatoes from water and allow to cool.
Preheat grill to high.
Cut each potato into 8 wedges (cut in half lengthwise, then in half again and again). Place potato wedges on a baking sheet or tray and spray generously with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and chile de arbol. Toss potatoes until evenly coated.
Carefully brush or rub grill grates with olive oil.
Place potatoes on grill and cook 3-5 minutes on each side. Potatoes should browned grill marks when you flip them. Remove from grill and serve. Enjoy!