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Beet Home Fries

Recipe from: East Side King at the Liberty

Stop in Austin, Texas for the East Side King trailer serving up highly admired, Asian inspired delights such as their Tori Meshi, a deep fried chicken thigh in a sweet and spicy sauce.

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20 beets
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of white vinegar
2 cups cornstarch
2 cups kewpie mayonnaise
Shichimi togarashi (Japanese 7-spice blend)
1/2 cup green onion, sliced

Place beets in the center of a large foil sheet.

Drizzle beets with oil and vinegar.

Place a second large foil sheet on top of beets, crimping the edges together to form an airtight pocket.

Roast in oven for 2 hours at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

When beets are ready, peel them using a kitchen towel. If roasted correctly, the skin should slide right off.

Cut beets into 1-inch cubes and allow them to chill.

Toss beets in cornstarch until covered, adding more corn starch as needed. Fry in soybean oil at 375 degrees Fahrenheit in 2-cup batches, until outer cornstarch layer becomes crispy.

Serve each batch with 1/4 cup of kewpie mayonnaise. Garnish with shichimi togarashi and green onion.

Yield: 8 servings