Everyone's tried a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving — but pumpkins are useful for so much more than just pie. This year, my family will free up the oven by deep-frying the bird — and since the oil will be hot, why not try something new and cook up some pumpkin fries?
I served my first few batches of pumpkin fries with a spicy aioli, but a cranberry dipping sauce would be a great alternative as well. If you're in the mood for something sweet, sprinkle the last batch with cinnamon and sugar. These fries are easy to prep and fry just before the big feast, especially with the fryer already hot. If you're ready to give up the pie and start with a fry, then keep reading for the recipe.