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Bay Cafe Pound Cake Fries with Raspberry Ketchup


Pound Cake Fries

  • 1/4 loaf pound cake, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 cardboard French fry container (ask politely and you shall receive)

Raspberry Ketchup

  • 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen raspberries, thawed, or 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 empty ketchup squeeze bottle


  1. Pound Cake Fries: Cut pound cake slices in 1/4 inch strips. Arrange strips on a toaster oven rack and toast until browned on top and bottom. Turn strips and toast until remaining two sides are browned. Let cool, then arrange in container.
  2. Raspberry Ketchup: Place raspberries in a blender or food processor, and puree (add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water or lemon juice, if necessary, to facilitate blending). Add sugar, one teaspoon at a time, to taste, until tartness is gone. Place raspberry puree in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl. Use a rubber spatula to force the puree through the strainer. Discard the seeds and transfer the puree to the squeeze bottle. Serve alongside "fries."

Source: Chef Joey Altman, Bay Cafe, San Francisco, California