Enjoy a side of Garlic and Herb Oven Fries! These crispy fries start out in the oven and are finished by sauting with a little butter and garlic for extra flavor. Then toss with parsley, kosher salt, and pepper.
2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
How to Make It
Preheat a roasting pan and oven to 450°. Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch matchsticks; toss with canola oil. Arrange in pan; bake at 450° for 5 minutes. Turn oven to broil. Broil 20 minutes or until browned, turning once. Melt butter in a skillet. Add minced garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add fries; cook 1 minute. Toss with chopped parsley, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Fantastic way to get "crisp" fries in the oven! I have tried other recipes from C.L. for cooking fries and the bake time was astronomical (~1 hr), but the broil really helps these along to make a great tasting side dish in half the time. I really think all these need though at the end of the day would be a sprinkle of salt and likely wouldn't put in the parsley or garlic again since that portion of the cooking wilted my fries a bit. Would absolutely make again though anytime I'm craving french fries - great sub for the "fast food" varietals. Be sure to cut your fries into small enough pieces (and even sizes!) to get them nice and crisp (I only used ~2 large Idaho baking potatoes so ingredients are minimal). Enjoy!
We love oven fries in our household. This was an excellent spin I'm sure we'll make again. Didn't bother with the peeling and added an extra glove of garlic. Served this time with Shrimp Po'Boys but sure to make again with other favorites.