Orange is the New Black Week: Pumpkin Fries


By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

Today kicks off Orange is the New Black Week here on BTR, so Dish + Drink will be doing a whole week of autumnal foods. This is the first time I tried pumpkin fries, but it definitely won’t be the last.

What you’ll need:
1 cooking pumpkin
1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Extra virgin olive oil

Preheat the oven to 425.

Peel the pumpkin before slicing it in half. Slice the pumpkin into french fry shapes and spread the fries out on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle the spices evenly over the fries and drizzle a generous amount of olive oil across the pan. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes and serve.

Depending on the shape of the cooking pumpkin, it can be a bit difficult to slice it into true french fry shapes. They will still taste great, though, so don’t be too wary of the weird shapes you might wind up with.

I also made sweet potato fries to go with the pumpkin fries. You can find my recipe for the sweet potato fries here.