Recently, the Internet was abuzz over a new menu at McDonald's restaurants in Japan: chocolate-covered French fries. This item differs from my recipe in that the chocolate that is covering those fries in Japan is just melted chocolate that has been drizzled on top of the fries.
My recipe involves dipping the fries in melted chocolate and then letting the chocolate harden and set in the fridge, which in my opinion is even better than just a chocolate drizzle. Plus this recipe is super simple- it only requires 2 ingredients!
From the picture, the fries look like chocolate covered bananas(which are yummy too in its own right). My dad(the notorious picky eater) tried these fries and said these were one of the best recipes I have made for him, which says a lot.
I didn't fully coat each fry in chocolate because: A) It would be way too messy and B) I want you to see some of the starchy goodness that is the French fry. Also, I decided to use steak fries instead of shoestring fries because dipping the latter would be way too messy. The theme of this recipe is basically simplifying as much as possible. This is probably the easiest recipe I have done to date(or at least the one that uses the least number of ingredients). Once you cook the steak fries, let them cool off for 5-10 minutes before dipping them in chocolate- not only do you not want to burn your hands touching freshly cooked fries but you want the chocolate to have the best chance of hardening on top of the fries.
As for the baking chocolate, you can use whatever type you want but I used two types that may look similar but in composition, clearly aren't: German baker's chocolate(which is 48% cacao- somewhere in the middle between milk chocolate and dark chocolate) and dark chocolate.
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
2 small bowls
A large plate
For the fries:
About 30 cooked steak fries
8 ounces of baking chocolate
1. Melt the baking chocolate. If you're using more than one type of chocolate, put each type of chocolate in its own small bowl and microwave according to the package instructions the chocolate came in. For the chocolate I used, it took 1 minute and 20 seconds to fully melt the chocolate in each bowl but your mileage may vary.
2. Cover a large plate with parchment paper.
3. Dip the top half of each fry into the melted chocolate and place each dipped fry on to the plate lined with parchment paper.
4. Put the fries in the fridge to let the chocolate harden and set for 15 minutes.
5. Bon appetit!