Posted by Abby Branham
My girls are not huge fans of white potatoes. They love sweet potatoes, but I haven’t been able to win them over to the white potato no matter how I serve them. Believe me – I’ve tried everything! Well, this summer they had Parmesan french fries from a restaurant, and they loved them (keyword Parmesan, they LOVE all kinds of cheese). So I got to thinking, “I can make healthier, baked french fries at home too.” I found and tried many recipes for baked french fries, so what I have for you today is a conglomeration of recipes that I’ve made into my own. These baked fries are fancy enough to be served with just about anything or they can be eaten all by themselves!
- 3 to 4 Russett Potatoes
- ¼ c Olive Oil
- Sea Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper
- 3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced (1 clove used prior to baking fries, reserve the remainder for after baking fries)
- 1 to 2 springs fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
- Fresh grated Parmesan
Let’s get cookin….
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Scrub potatoes and cut into thin fries. To cut the potatoes into thin fries, slice off the very ends of the potatoes so the ends are flat. Cut the potatoes in half, and then half the halves. Cut the halves into wedges, and then into long, thin fries. Place the cut fries in a large bowl, add the olive oil, sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste and one clove of minced garlic – mix and toss to coat the fries.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick olive oil spray. Arrange the fries in a single layer on the baking sheet.
Bake for 25-35 minutes, flipping the fries over at least once while baking. Be sure to check them as they bake to cook them to your liking. We like our fries fairly crispy, but not burned.
In the last 10 minutes of cooking your fries, heat about 1 to 2 T of olive oil in a pan over medium heat, add the remainder of the minced garlic and sauté until the garlic becomes fragrant. Remove from heat, and set aside.
When the fries are finished, remove them from the oven, add more sea salt to taste, spoon the warm garlic over the top, and sprinkle them with fresh rosemary. Before serving, grate fresh Parmesan over the fries.
These fries really don’t need any condiments because they have so much flavor, but to each their own. We hope you enjoy them!
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