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