Coachella-esque Mad Dog Crab Fries


Not everyone can make it out to Coachella, but that’s unlikely to stop you from drooling over the food pictures posted on social media by the lucky few that do.

One of the most crave-worthy has to be garlic crab fries – and we’ve made it almost sinfully easy to make at home, so you don’t have to feel so bad about missing out.

Even better, we’ve added in the heat you know these babies have been missing with our Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha Hot Sauce. Now, in principle, you could serve between two people with the ingredients listed… but, are you really going to share?


1 packet Crinkle cut fries
1-2 teaspoons Olive oil
Salt, to taste
4 rashers Bacon, cooked and cut or crumbled

For the Crab
½ pound Crab (in shells)
Water, as needed

For the Mad Dog Garlic Butter
¼ teaspoon Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons Olive oil
2 tablespoons Butter
1 clove Garlic, minced

For the Mad Dog Garlic Sauce
¼ teaspoon Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha Hot Sauce
4 tablespoons Mayonnaise
4 tablespoons Sour cream
1 clove Garlic, minced
Salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste


Preheat your oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.

Cut a small hole in the packet of fries and pour in 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil. Squeeze the open corner of the packet closed and shake to spread the oil. Cut the opening wide and toss to spread the oil evenly. Pour the fries onto the prepared baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven according to package instructions.

Meanwhile fry the bacon in a skillet over a medium-high heat until crispy. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towel. Cut or crumble and set aside.

Bring a pot of water to boil and place a steaming rack on top. Add the crab to the rack and steam for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat, crack open the shells, and scoop the meat out.

TIP: Use de-shelled crab meat to save time, but give it a good steam, even if it’s already out of its shell.

Combine the Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha Hot Sauce with the remaining ingredients for the garlic butter in a small, microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave and cook for about 30 seconds, until melted. Stir to combine and set aside until the fries are ready.

To make the Mad Dog Garlic Sauce, combine the Mad Dog 357 Reaper Sriracha Hot Sauce with the remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir well. Set aside.

When the fries are ready, place them in a bowl and pour over the Mad Dog Garlic butter. Toss well, then transfer to a serving dish. Sprinkle with a little extra salt, if desired. Top with crab meat and then Mad Dog Garlic Sauce. Add the bacon bits and you’re ready to go!

Serve hot with beers and plenty of napkins.

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