Let’s “Reinvent a classic” with Alexia Fries

spicy sweet potato fries
photo courtesy of Alexia Foods

Summer is upon us…  that means it’s time to dust the cobwebs off the barbecue and prepare for summer grilling season.  What goes better with a burger than some delicious French fries?  It’s a classic combination, but we’re inspired to spice things up a bit and create some great new French fry flavors, and we would like to reach out to our readers for some input and ideas on what you consider the perfect fry.  Kitchen Runway was selected as one of 25 food blogs that will be putting its kitchen to use in helping Alexia Foods “reinvent a classic” with a new flavor profile for its French fries. In the next few weeks, we will be testing and feeding our friends and neighbors our French fry creations.  Then the Alexia R&D team will narrow down the top 4 French fry creations. The top 4 finalist will be flown to the annual Foodbuzz Festival in San Francisco to showcase their creations.  A winning French fry creation will be selected based on votes on the Alexia Food’s Facebook page… the winning French fry will be produced and sold nationwide Fall 2012!  Last year’s winner was Parmesan Lemon Russet Potato.    Fun, right? 

We are looking forward to brainstorming and adding a twist to this classic. 

What do you think will be the next American classic?  Is it a waffle fry with sea salt and truffle oil?  Is it a thick russet potato wedge fry with a spicy barbecue seasoning?  Is it a julienned sweet potato fry with a maple syrup drizzle?  We want to hear some of your ideas as we will be spending the next few weeks in the kitchen and on the blog sharing some of our triumphs… and some of the ones that fell short on the test kitchen table.

Please weigh in…

What type of potato do you want to see us use?

Russet Potato, Yukon Gold Potato, Sweet Potato

What is your favorite fry cut?

Waffle, Wedge, Julienned, Crinkle Cut

Most importantly, what kind of seasonings or flavors do you want to have on your fries?


We want your input,  please leave a comment with your idea for a winning fry flavor below.   We look forward to hearing your ideas and testing them out!  Thank you in advance for your help.


Alexia Foods is compensating us for our time and products needed to participate in this challenge, but all opinions and thoughts are our own. 

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  1. Beth says:

    I think a shoestring or wedge cut, russet potato, with “ranch seasoning” would be loved by all. Eliminating the ranch dip!

  2. kitchenrunway says:

    Oh Beth… ranch flavored French fries sound divine! Thank you for sharing your idea with us!!

  3. Dean says:

    Prosciutto shavings on fries with sprinkled basil and Parmesan, crinkle cut with Russet potatoes

  4. kitchenrunway says:

    Elena (running in heels after child): Oh – I like the way you think: sweet & spicy – sounds perfect to me!

    TIM: another vote for spicy! YUM

    ETHAN: honey roasted – another nod to sweet!

    Tiffany: Taro fries…that’s a creative suggestion.

    Dean: You can’t go wrong with an Italian twist.

  5. kitchenrunway says:

    Sippitysup: yes…there’s always room for sweet potato fries & truffle salt! YUM!

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