Please, please, please don’t be intimidated about these mole fries.
I know just looking at the recipe it looks crazy. I mean who spends over 4 hours making fries?!!
But most of it is time you are chilling, waiting for the beef to slowly braise in the oven (a step you can also do the day before if you want to).
Let’s break them down piece by piece shall we?
Making These Mole Fries Is Really Just A Series of Steps
Step 1: Make the Black Mole Sauce
Instead of making mole from scratch, I use Guelaguetza’s Black Mole Paste. This makes preparing the mole sauce super easy, you just need to add a bit of tomato, some broth, a hunk of chocolate, and some salt.
Step 2: Braise the Beef
After the sauce is made pour it over some browned boneless short ribs, cover, and slowly braise in the oven until they are tender and falling apart.
Step 3: Make the Fries
Since we’re making a lot of different toppings and braising beef and all kinds of other stuff for this recipe, I thought it would be easier to use frozen French fries here instead of cutting our own.
Making the fries are pretty simple, just toss some frozen French fries with a few spices and salt and bake in the oven. Once they are done you can move on to the fun part—the toppings!!
Step 4: The Toppings
This recipe looks really long because I wanted to give you guys several ideas for toppings. Below is a list of what I love on my mole fries, but feel free to make them your own by adding your favorite ingredients. You can be as creative as you’d like or make them super simple too. I added:
- Big, fat lima beans
- Caramelized onions
- Aged white Cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Quick marinated tomatoes tossed with sliced serrano chiles, cilantro, and scallions.
- Micro greens
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