Have you ever seen the movie Mermaids? The one with Cher, Winona Ryder, and Christina Ricci? All they eat is finger foods and appetizers. While I do enjoy a balanced meal, I could live on finger foods.
The people at Alexia must have known this about me. I received dinner, errr, a care package from them that included their famous Onion Rings, Sweet Potato Puffs, and Parmesan Lemon Waffle Cut Potatoes.
The first thing we did was open them all up and lay ‘em out on a cooking sheet. Well, the first thing I really did was read the directions. When I saw that they all had basically the same cooking instructions, I laid them out on a cookie sheet.
After patiently waiting nearly half an hour(!) it was time!
First up are the onion rings. I had heard that the Alexia onion rings are the holy grail of frozen onion rings. I’m a big fan of a chain’s steakhouse onion rings, so I was curious to see how they’d stack up. I’m not sure if it was because one is baked and the other is fried, but I didn’t really see any comparison. The Alexia ones are crispy, well coated, and were real rings of onions, not mystery onion puree. And I don’t have to get dressed to have them.
Next up were the Parmesan Lemon Waffle Potatoes. The potatoes were good. They were well cut, and baked up nicely. They were thick waffle cut fries with a very faint lemon flavoring. Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. We matched these with Wasabi mayo and Honey Mustard.
Last, but not least, were the Sweet Potato Puffs. They’re about half the size of a tater tot, but they’re pretty good. They had good sweet potato flavor, and the texture was decent. I generally like a little more tooth feel to my treats, as these were a little soft for my liking. However, we paired these with the blue cheese dip and it was a match made in heaven.
Well…I’m off to the grocery store to see what other Alexia items they may have.