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 Ingredients: 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 Directions:
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.

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4 Comments

  1. That Girl
    January 27, 2012 / 10:23 am

    Those fries are the perfect shade of brown.

  2. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    January 27, 2012 / 1:51 pm

    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!

  3. Jessy
    January 27, 2012 / 8:58 pm

    These look delicious!

  4. Stephanie @ The Good Stuff
    March 30, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    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!

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