Hands-on Time
14 Mins
Total Time
42 Mins
6 servings (serving size: about ¾ cup)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2

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

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5

Ratings & Reviews

3 1/2 stars

August 31, 2015
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.

lindarene's Review

August 02, 2014

MyTastyRecipes's Review

December 20, 2013
Delicious! I skipped cooking them in the pan and just threw them in the oven while I cooked dinner. They came out so crispy and perfect!

lucky79tr's Review

January 19, 2013
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.

greenshamrock's Review

June 03, 2012
This was so good and so easy! This was awesomely yummy. I will be making this again every week. We loved it.

csquid361's Review

April 18, 2012
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!!

GooberCook's Review

January 21, 2012
great recipe but take this simple step before coating the spuds... rinse in a bath of cold water to add to the crispy.

teresea's Review

December 04, 2011
not worth the effort!

lksmithnj's Review

November 15, 2011
Excellent! Delicious! Comments from my dinner pals...what else need I say?

carolfitz's Review

September 03, 2011
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.