Friday, January 27, 2012

Garlic Oven Fries

This is not the first time I've posted this recipe.  I shared it nearly three years ago with an abysmal photo--one so bad I'd like to "reshare" the recipe with you.  Since the first time I posted this, I'd like to think I've learned a thing or two about cooking, blogging, and photography.  I definitely still have much room for improvement, but I like knowing I'm still learning and growing.  I hope I never stop.

I especially hope I continue growing if it means I get to keep eating delicious food like these garlic oven fries.  They're from Ellie Krieger, one of my favorite healthy cooks.  She has such a knack for taking calorie-laden favorites and lightening them up without taking away flavor or using processed, nutrient-void ingredients.  She's even managed to create this oven fry recipe that yields delicious, perfectly crisp fries with a fraction of the fat.  Seriously! 

garlic oven fries
 Garlic Oven Fries 
slightly adapted from Ellie Krieger, The Food You Crave


3 cloves garlic, minced
2 TBSP canola oil
3 large potatoes--baking, sweet, or mixed
1/2 tsp. salt, plus more to taste

cooking spray
1 TBSP finely chopped flat-leaf parsley


1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees.

2. Heat the garlic and oil together in a small saucepan over medium heat for two minutes. Strain the garlic from the oil. Set both garlic and oil aside.

3. Cut potatoes into 1/2-in. thick matchsticks.  In a large bowl, toss together oil, potatoes, and salt.

4. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potatoes on it in a single layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 30 minutes.

5. Remove potatoes baking sheet with a metal spatula. Toss with parsley, reserved garlic, and salt to taste. Serve immediately.


That Girl said...

Those fries are the perfect shade of brown.

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) said...

I'm on this quest to lighten myself up and begin healthier eating. Which can be hard when you're a junkaholic. These are totally going into my recipe box! I can't wait to give them a spin!

Jessy said...

These look delicious!

Stephanie @ The Good Stuff said...

YUM! I made these to go with dinner tonight and they're really good! I usually make sweet potato fries in a similar fashion, but spiced up with a variety of spices. We had already eaten sweet potatoes this week so I wanted to try something new and these were a great alternative to go with burgers! I will definitely be making these again! Thanks for a great go-to recipe!