Baked Garlic “Fries”

These garlic “fries” were a wonderful surprise.  The recipe is directly from Ellie Krieger’s cookbook, The Food You Crave. Ellie’s recipes are flavorful, delicious, and good for you. Her philosophy on food is a balanced one and she advises people to not mention health when preparing food, but rather to cook fantastic meals with high quality ingredients that just happen to packed full of nutrients. These “fries” are a perfect example and they are so easy to make.

Robert actually made this dish a few weeks ago while I was busy studying for the PT licensure exam. These salty potes stole the show for dinner that night (I don’t even remember what the main dish was because they were that good)! The potatoes are sliced thinly and then a small amount of garlic oil is drizzled over them before they are baked.   If you love garlic and french fries, you will absolutely love this recipe. You won’t feel deprived from the real thing.

We will absolutely be making these fries again… and again!

Baked Garlic “Fries”

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Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 3 large baking potatoes (I used red potatoes because that’s what we had on hand)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley, if desired

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

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

Cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Toss together the oil, potatoes, and salt in a large bowl. Spread them out evenly in a single layer on a greased baking sheet.Bake until golden and crispy, about 35 minutes.

Remove from the oven and toss with parsley and reserved garlic. Serve immediately.

Source: Ellie Krieger, The Food You Crave