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.
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
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 450°.
Combine potatoes and oil in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal bag, and toss well to coat.
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.
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.
Really garlicky which is good but the fries themselves seemed fully cooked but chewy. I used russet potatoes, maybe next time I'll try a different kind. I baked at 425 for close to 45 minutes, turning every 15 minutes. The last 10 minutes, I had melted the butter and garlic together in the microwave, then just tossed it in with the potatoes on the pan. Family loves this - will make again.
I have to give 5 stars for the outstanding taste but for my first time making I did not get it crispy at all. I will be making again using some of the suggestions from other reviewers and I know I will get these awesome fries crispy. Once these fries have the right crisp they will beat out any fast foods fries I have ever tasted.
These fries were delicious and very easy to make. I couldn't believe how crispy they came out in the oven and the taste was amazing, my boyfriend couldn't get enough! I followed the recipe exactly except used already minced garlic in a jar to save time. I'm sure they'd be even better with fresh garlic, which is how I'll be making them tonight. So glad to have a healthier recipe for french fries, thank you!!
Have made since recipe was chosen as "best potato" in Sep '07 CL. http://www.cookinglight.com/eating-smart/from-the-editors/all-time-best-recipes-00400000041570/page22.html Best home-cooked fries we've had. Make to recipe, very easy to prep everything & set aside til time to put in oven. Served last with CL's cilantro turkey burgers. Excellent.
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