Moon Dust on French Fries
While we didn’t celebrate the anniversary of the first landing on the moon, July 20th’s anniversary reminded me of my MIL’s recipe for Moon Dust.
I have no idea why this particular blend of spices has been given the name Moon Dust, but I know that it tastes so good it is plausible for it to have such a name that describes a memorable event.
We like our Moon Dust on grilled sweet potato fries – but I imagine it would be excellent as a steak rub.
I make this recipe in bulk and keep it handy to create a quick side for our meal.
Moon Dust Recipe
- 1/3 cup Celtic sea salt
- 1 tsp lemon pepper
- 2 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp basil
- 2 tbsp rosemary
- 1 tsp curry
- 1 tbsp Cajun spice
Toss potatoes in spices and about 2 tablespoons of olive oil (depending on how many potatoes you julienne) and shake violently in a sealed Ziploc or bowl.
Cook at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes on a cookie sheet, or about 20 minutes on the grill.
For a similar Grill Basket, here is one I found on Amazon.