Here's a sneak peak at a dinner we hosted this week. We grilled in the backyard and wanted some simple sides to go with that so we used some frozen french fries and shook things up a bit by adding rosemary and garlic to them at the end. It's so easy, just toss your cooked fries in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil, two tablespoons of fresh chopped rosemary (one if it's dried), a tablespoon of minced garlic, and 1/2 a teaspoon of salt. Toss your fries around in this mixture until they are all coated and then pop back into the oven for another minute.
Now here's the fun part, I constructed these paper fry cones so everyone had their own individual serving and they'd be easy to transport for a picnic. Here's how I made them:
You'll need a roll of parchment paper, three 12x12 sheets of pretty patterned card stock, a stapler, scissors, ruler, x-acto and cutting mat (or just measure and cut with scissors), and tape. I made a dozen.
First you'll construct the parchment paper cone that will line the inside of the pretty paper cone. My parchment paper was 15" wide so I cut out 7.5" long strips and then cut them in half to make two 7.5x7.5" squares. Take a square and fold in half at a diagonal. Then at the bottom corner of that fold, make a small fold up to sort of dog-ear that corner. This will help keep the cone from having a hole in the bottom.
Next roll from the far right corner of the square, across the diagonal until you touch the other side. Hold that in place while rolling the left side over to for the cone shape. Make sure you have about 1 1/2" overlap of the two sides. Staple in place, stapling low on the cone so they won't show once placed into the second cone. Make as many liner cones as you want and set those aside.
For the outside cones I cut my 12x12" card stock sheets into 6x6" squares. You'll follow the same steps for the liner cones to make these smaller cones, but there is no need to dog-ear the bottom corner before rolling. Staple the cone to secure it than cover the staple with a piece of color or decorative tape. Place your liners inside of the decorative paper cones and you're done.