Fries may not seem all that wedding worthy, but with a few tweaks they can be transformed from a drive thru comfort food into a gourmet snack. Trade in the salt for truffle oil, drizzle them with hollandaise sauce or craft the perfect poutine to take them above and beyond. With the help of a few toppings, they can be turned into a five star side, a delicious late night snack or an amazing brunch dish. They’re pretty much a blank canvas on their own, so get creative.
Here are a few ways to serve fries at your wedding.
As hors d’oeuvres
By the time your ceremony wraps, your guests will probably be a bit peckish, so, you’re going to need to serve a few snacks at your cocktail hour. Craft paper cones that match your colour scheme or make custom take-out style boxes stamped with your monogram and stuff them with single portions of fries.
As a side
Nobody really wants a salad to go along with their meal. Give your guests the side dish that they really want - french fries! Now’s the perfect time to get a bit gourmet, so top yours with a healthy sprinkling of truffle, herbs and parmesan.
As a dessert
Swap the potatoes for cake batter and have your caterer whip up some delicious funnel cake fries for dessert. This dish is a fan favourite at fairs that can do wonders on a sweet table. Instead of ketchup and aioli, you’ll want to serve these fries with dipping sauces like cookie butter and chocolate sauce. Make sure you have extra on hand - these will be gone in a flash.
As a late night snack
If you don’t think poutine is wedding main material, put it to use halfway through your reception. Almost every canuck has treated themself to a late night poutine and would probably love to do it again. These carb-heavy plates will help your friends and family get back to business mixing, mingling and dancing the night away.
At your post-wedding brunch
Hash browns have had the breakfast spotlight for far too long. Shake up your brunch menu by serving french fries topped with eggs and bacon instead. If you want to kick it up a notch, give your guests full blown breakfast poutines, smothered with hollandaise sauce and topped with all the traditional fixings (plus plenty of cheese).