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Another year, another big game concludes with a rousing victory. But there is still plenty of game time grub ahead! March is just around the corner. And I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some b-ball!
Football and colder weather begs for the heavy foodie classics. But with March on the horizon, I’m ready to change it up when basketball season arrives. For instance, I start opting for a lighter dipping sauces and baked foods.
But making it fancy, doesn’t mean making a fuss. I just head to Walmart for a few staples and grab Alexia fries and onion rings. Mmmm…lets get an amen for appetizers people!
Seasoned perfectly and utterly delicious, my appetizer dip needs an appetizer. And nothing gets you geared up for crispy crinkle fries…like crispy onion rings. So I pop these beauties to nibble while I whisk up our crinkly fries dip.
Once your oven is empty, slide in your fries to bake. Then lets get started on our dipping sauce. I adore aioli sauce. Which essentially is a garlicky mayonnaise with hints of lemon, pepper and thinned with an olive oil.
However I needed an even easier, semi-homemade version. So in effort to really make an fun, fast, easy dip we all enjoy? I start with my favorite olive oil cracked pepper mayonnaise. You’ll be serving up 1 cup.
Next, comes the garlic. Ready made, organic and tubed it doesn’t get much easier than this. I stir in 1-1/2 tablespoons.
Next up? A little pop of color with 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard.
Now, add the lemon juice. I just squeeze in about 1-1/2 tablespoons. Which pretty much equals half a medium sized lemon. Now, I prefer a stronger lemon flavor. Use only 1 tablespoon if you do not.
Last but not least, we’re going to balance the flavors with extra virgin olive oil. I used 1/2 tablespoon and whisked it in. Now that we have our base mixture, we’re ready for the fries!
I baked the Alexia crinkle fries to crispy perfection and plated them. While steaming hot, drizzle this fantastic lemon-garlicky aioli dip over the french fries. Top with green onions and sprinkle with turkey bacon bits.
Another option for those that have kids like I do? Simply plate the Alexia crinkles with a bowl of the dip garnished with the green onions and turkey bacon. The reason I love this dip, is that it tastes really fresh. I’m able to indulge without feeling guilty afterwards.
With this hot plate of goodness, we’re ready for some basketball! You can find more great Alexia game time grub inspirations on Pinterest and Facebook. And when you do whip something up, make sure to tag me as well so I can see!