I plan to post recipes occasionally when I make particularly yummy things. Hopefully I’ll remember to take pictures in the future… but I didn’t last night so oh well!
Tasty Garlic Fries
2 russet/baking potatoes
1/4 cup oil (I used extra virgin olive oil, I think you could use any kind though)
6 cloves garlic
These fries are RIDICULOUSLY good–seriously just as good as restaurant fries–and not even that bad for you! This recipe makes enough for four people, as long as one of those people isn’t a teenage guy (or a guy that still eats like a teenage guy).
Take the potatoes and wash them. Slice them into whatever size fries you like. I prefer thin fries, so I cut mine into 1/4-1/2 inch fries. Put the fries in a bowl. If you cut yours thicker, just bake them longer.
Get the smallest pot you have and dump in 1/4 cup oil. Heat it over medium. While it is heating up, mince or chop up six cloves garlic. Dump the garlic into the pot and let simmer for about 5 minutes.
Take the oil/garlic off the stove. If you have a mesh sieve, strain the oil onto the fries. If not, just scoop as much of the garlic out as much as you can before pouring the oil on the fries (this is what I do). Save the garlic!!! We’ll do tasty things with it later.
Toss some italian seasoning onto the fries, and toss them until they’re all coated. Put them in a single layer onto a GREASED cookie sheet (it may take two cookie sheets depending on how thin you make the fries). Sprinkle the whole tray with salt.
Pop the tray(s) into an oven preheated to 450 degrees. After 20 minutes, pull the tray(s) out and flip the fries. If you have two trays, switch their positions when you put them back in so everything is even. Bake another 10-15 minutes and check on the fries. Just let them go until they are at your preferred done-ness.
When the fries come out, dump them back into the bowl you used to mix them with the oil and put the garlic you pulled out of the oil on top of them. Toss them again.
All done! Soooooo tasty. Just make sure your loved ones eat them too so that you’re not the only one with garlic breath!