Hardee’s Copycat Recipe
1 bag frozen plain French fries
1 cup boxed pancake mix
2 cups club soda
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoning salt
Prepare Batter: Combine seasoning mixture and store in a tightly covered container. Allow 1 teaspoon seasoning for each cup of prepared batter.
Potatoes: Without thawing, open bag of fries and dust them lightly but evenly in flour, letting them dry on waxed paper lined cookie sheet for a few minutes. Coat the floured French fries evenly in the batter and fry in small portions at a time in 385 F oil (at least 2" deep) in an electric fry pan.
Turn fries once to brown evenly. Remove with tongs to drain on paper towels. Serve at once.
The batter can be repeated as needed to coat the frozen fries.
Fajita Fries: Add 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin in each cup of prepared batter that includes the seasoning mix given above.
Bacon Cheddar Fries: Add cheese sauce and cooked bacon