Garlic Fries

Garlic Fries Recipe
We first introduced this recipe in 2002, and it remains a favorite. Tossing crisp oven fries in a small amount of butter and garlic after cooking makes them unbelievably rich, yet still lower in fat than fast food fries.


6 servings (serving size: about ¾ cup)
Total time: 42 Minutes

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Cooking Light

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 14 Minutes
Total: 42 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 140
Fat 4.4 g
Satfat 1.7 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 3.1 g
Carbohydrate 22.7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 256 mg
Calcium 52 mg


1 1/2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick strips
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons butter
8 garlic cloves, minced (about 5 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Combine potatoes and oil in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and toss well to coat.

3. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with salt. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown, turning after 20 minutes.

4. Heat a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Add butter and garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add potatoes and parsley to butter mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese. Serve immediately.


Elaine Magee,

Cooking Light

September 2007
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