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Shells with french fries and mayonnaise sauce

Shells with french fries and mayonnaise sauce

It is the simplest recipe and the recipe I make most often, you can replace dry wine with water, I also make it with water and wine and I like both options.

  • For 2 people we need 800 grams-1 kg of shells
  • 150 -200 ml white wine,
  • 75 grams of butter
  • 5-6 cloves of crushed garlic
  • a handful of finely chopped green parsley.

Servings: 2

Preparation time: less than 15 minutes

RECIPE PREPARATION Shells with french fries and mayonnaise sauce:

For 2 people we need 800 grams-1 kg of shells. Rinse well with cold water and leave for 30 minutes. Then we put them in a larger bowl with 150 -200 ml of white wine, 75 grams of butter. Let it boil, turning them slowly with a spatula until they are all open. Then we put over them 5-6 cloves of crushed garlic and a handful of finely chopped green parsley. Let it boil and turn off the heat.

Serve hot with french fries and a sauce made of 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, one of yogurt, 2 cloves of crushed garlic and a teaspoon of finely chopped herbs. I wish you great appetite, they are delicious!

Find out which are the best potato sauces

1. Sos Aioli
A French sauce with lemon and garlic that is strikingly similar to mayonnaise, but which is twice as good, can get you out of trouble when you need a garnish for meat or baked or fried potatoes. You can find it in a jar and in stores, but the one prepared at home is tastier.

How is it prepared:

In a mini food processor mix an egg yolk, the juice of half a lemon, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tablespoon of mustard and a little salt. Mix until the garlic is finely chopped. Add little by little olive oil (125 ml), in several portions. Do not overdo it with the oil so that the sauce does not cut. The same is done with sunflower oil (125). A fine and creamy paste is obtained.

2. Tzatziki
Tzatziki is a paste of yogurt, cucumber and garlic, which you can serve either as an appetizer, on bread or pita, or as a sauce. We recommend you try it with a generous portion of french fries.

How is it prepared:

Grate the cucumber, drain the juice and mix with Greek yogurt, crushed garlic and finely chopped dill. Tzatziki sauce is served cold.

3. Blue Cheese Sauce
Moldy cheese has a special aroma, which enriches the taste of potatoes.

How is it prepared:

With the help of the food processor, mix the cheese, the parsley leaves and 1 clove of garlic, then add the mayonnaise (125ml) and the sour cream (125ml). Mix until a creamy sauce is obtained.

4. Mustard sauce with honey
You will be surprised at how good this sauce can be in combination with french fries and more! And the good news is that it's very easy to prepare.

How is it prepared:

Mix in a food processor 200 g of mustard with 4 tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add a little oil. Mix until an emulsion is obtained.

5. Cheddar sauce and beer
One of the greatest potato sauces. The combination of cheddar cheese and beer with paprika creates an aroma that is hard to forget.

How is it prepared:

Melt a thick slice of butter in a pan, slowly add the flour and mix for 2-3 minutes, then 1 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, salt and pepper. Mix again very well. Very slowly add 100 ml of beer and mix until the sauce becomes very fine and without chocolate. At the end add 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce and 180g milk and cream (half-and-half). Boil the sauce over low heat until ready to serve.

6. Sauce of greens
A sauce that is not only healthy, due to the ingredients, but also as aromatic as possible.

How is it prepared:

In a robot, mix several fresh herbs until a paste is obtained. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of sour cream with 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise and 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar. Combine the greens paste with the mixture obtained.

7. 100% Ketchup

Making a delicious and natural ketchup is not difficult at all, on the contrary. All you have to do is use natural ingredients and prepare it yourself, depending on your preferences.

Recipe of the day: French fries with spicy sauce and mayonnaise sauce

French fries with spicy sauce and mayonnaise sauce from: potatoes, canola oil, salt, ketchup, hot peppers, pepper, marinade, mayonnaise, sour cream, green onions, blue cheese, whipped milk.

French fries with spicy sauce and mayonnaise sauce

Ingredients for french fries:

Spicy sauce ingredient:

Mayonnaise sauce ingredient:

Topping ingredient:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ green onion
  • 1 teaspoon crushed blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons whipped milk
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • salt

Method of preparation:

Put the potatoes in cold water for 5 minutes to remove the starch. In the meantime you can prepare the sauces.

To prepare the spicy sauce, put the ketchup in a small bowl, add the hot peppers and pepper and mix well.

To prepare the mayonnaise sauce, put the mayonnaise in a small bowl and add the marinade sauce. Stir and set aside.

To prepare the topping, add the sour cream in a small bowl. Add sliced ​​green onions, pepper, salt, shredded blue cheese, whipped milk and garlic. Stir and set aside.

Drain the potatoes and dry with paper towels, add the oil in a pan. Heat well and add the potatoes. Fry on both sides for 5-6 minutes. Serve with topping, spicy sauce and mayonnaise sauce.

Two delicious sauces that go perfectly with french fries

Add the yogurt and crushed garlic to the food processor, and mix well until the garlic combines with the yogurt. Then add the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Pour the composition into a bowl and add the grated cucumber. Mix well, then incorporate the dill, to taste.


1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

2-3 tablespoons lemon juice

some leaves of aromatic, fresh herbs (parsley, basil, mint or coriander)

How is it prepared

Make a mayonnaise from the egg yolks, mixed with the mustard. Gradually pour the oil, and at the end add the lemon juice.

Separately, in a mortar, add the garlic, greens and coarse salt. Pass everything very well until you get a fine paste. For extra flavor you can add a little grated lemon peel. Then incorporate the paste obtained over the mayonnaise. At the end, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Snitel with French Fries and Mayonnaise Sauce

Dab the fillets to dry, then sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper on all sides. Leave them in a covered bowl, in a cool place, about 30 minutes - 1 hour.

Meanwhile, mix in a bowl, flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper.

Pour the beer into another bowl and beat with the yolk. Make a hole in the middle of the flour mixture, gradually add the beer and beat until a soft dough is formed. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Add the beaten egg white to the dough, after the rest time has expired and incorporate it.

Heat the oil to 185 degrees

Immerse 2 fillets in the dough, drain the excess drops and put them in hot oil. Fry them until golden, turning them over and remove on absorbent napkins. Do the same with the rest of the fillets.

Meanwhile, heat the oven to 230 degrees and place a grill in the lower third. Place the fried fillets on a heat-resistant plate, in a single layer and put in the preheated oven for a few minutes.

For french fries:
Peel the potatoes, wash them and let them drain. Cut them into 1 cm thick slices, then in the form of sticks (straw), 1 cm wide.
Spread them on paper napkins or a clean kitchen towel and dab them to absorb all the water from their surface.

Heat the oil in a pot or pan in a layer of 7.5 cm, at 185 degrees, over high heat.

Add the potatoes in series, so that they are in the bowl only in one layer, spreading them with a fork, so that they do not stick to each other. Fry them until golden, turning them, about 5 minutes.

Remove them with a foamer on absorbent napkins. Repeat until finished.

Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 230 degrees and place a grill in the upper third. Spread the french fries in a single layer, in a tray, salt them and put them in the preheated oven, to bake, until they become crispy, about 5 min.

For mayonnaise:
Prepared or bought mayonnaise, mix it with crushed garlic or freshly crushed cloves and Dijon mustard, then season with salt and pepper.

Remove the potatoes and fish from the oven and portion into plates.
Serve hot, garnished with lemon slices and sprigs of parsley (optional), along with flavored mayonnaise and / or ketchup, preferably with malt vinegar.