Baseball season has officially begun! Here at Food Republic, we look forward to time-honored, traditional game day fare such as hot dogs, French fries, nachos, and ice cream all year long. And this year, you’ll also find more gourmet offerings at some of your local ballparks, like the Marlin’s Park Shrimp Burger and pastrachos (pastrami nachos) at NYC’s Citi Field.
Don’t want to make the trek to get your concession stand food fix? We suggest using homemade nachos as a blank slate to let your culinary imagination run deliciously wild ... Try adding pickled vegetables – like jalapeños and onions – atop your bun or substituting shrimp for ground beef & chicken. The same applies for hot dogs. When eating at home, you’re not limited to standard toppings. Mix it up with salsas, bacon, beans, ham, vegetables, cheese or all of the above! The options are endless.
For fries, slice up parsnips, sweet potatoes, or classic Yukon Golds and don’t forget about your dipping sauces. Instead of using store-bought ketchup, mustard, or mayo, make your own. Before you know it, you’ll want to sneak your own fries and sauce into the stadium!
Slice potatoes lengthwise. Fill a pot with water and submerge slices for a few minutes, then use a colander to drain. Wrap in a towel to get rid of any excess water. Heat peanut oil to 375 degrees and lower the fries into the pot. Let cook for ten minutes. Flip fries over when bottoms begin to golden and fry for another 10-15 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and sprinkle with coarse salt to finish.
Blend egg yolks. Then, mix in lemon juice and vinegar using a food processor. While it’s running, slowly add in the oil until you have your desired texture. (You can also make this by hand using a mixing bowl and whisk.)