Baked Garlic Fries

Baked Garlic Fries

Sorry to my coworkers that I’m going to see tomorrow, but I just couldn’t resist making garlic fries for my after work snack today. You see, usually when I want to eat something with a lot of garlic or raw onions, I schedule it for a Saturday dinner so that by the time Monday rolls around I have no worries. But this was one of those rare times that I couldn’t wait until the weekend. Tomorrow I’ll try to keep my distance.

INGREDIENTS
2 potatoes
1/2 tsp garlic (or regular) salt
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp pepper

Baked Fries

DIRECTIONS
On a non stick baking sheet, toss the cut potatoes with 1 Tbsp vegetable oil, 1/2 tsp of salt, and pepper. Make sure the potatoes are in a single layer and bake at 400 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes. Flip the fries over once or twice throughout the baking process.

While the fries are baking in the oven, heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil in a large pan on low heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for a couple minutes. When the potatoes are done baking, toss them into this pan of garlic and now garlic infused oil. Give it a taste, if you want more flavor add another 1/2 tsp of salt.

Garlic Oil

12 comments   -   March 6, 2008

1 rowena { 03.06.08 at 3:16 am }

I have never made my own garlic fries, but when I saw the call for 3 cloves of garlic….it was like, YES! We are insanely crazy for garlic, regardless of the “smell” later on. Great stuff!

2 Pixie { 03.06.08 at 4:42 am }

I’ve never tried garlic fries; this sounds really interesting and great photos too. Starring this one!

3 LyB { 03.06.08 at 4:59 am }

Those look absolutely delicious, I love garlic! You can always chew on a sprig of parsley, just make sure not to get any in between your teeth ;)

4 kat { 03.06.08 at 7:34 am }

whoa! that is a LOT of garlic….maybe if you brought some to share, then everyone wouldn’t mind ;)

5 Elle { 03.06.08 at 7:51 am }

Wow, tossing them in oil and garlicky goodness *after* cooking? Why didn’t I ever think of that??? Great idea, they look delicious!

6 Seamaiden { 03.06.08 at 9:31 am }

Ooh, this recipes looks amazing! Amazingly garlicky, but amazingly tasty too… I am not sure I dare to try that much garlic but mmm… I love the prep method too!

-Sea

7 White On Rice Couple { 03.06.08 at 12:02 pm }

Baked garlic fries? Oh no, now we need to try to make this. Everyone knows, we love potatoes and garlic. A match made in heaven!

8 Kevin { 03.06.08 at 2:40 pm }

Adding garlic to fries sounds good. Or maybe dipping fries into a garlicky mayo sauce.

9 made healthier { 03.06.08 at 5:49 pm }

Hi rowena,
Yup, I love garlic too. Don’t cook it too long in the oil and it’ll stay nice and garlicky! :D

Hi Pixie,
When you try it be careful, they can be addicting. ;)

Hi LyB,
Thanks, always great to have a fellow garlic lover around here!

Hi kat,
I know, it does sound like a lot of garlic. If you’re worried, keep it cooking a little longer on low heat in the oil, it won’t be as strong. :)

Hi Elle,
I actually use this technique to make garlic oil a lot. It’s really good in salad dressings too!

Hi Seamaiden,
Thanks, it is amazingly garlicky. Great to satisfy that garlic craving. :)

Hi White On Rice Couple,
I agree, a match made in heaven. ;)

Hi Kevin,
Garlic mayo sounds like a great idea!

10 Alfie { 03.07.08 at 1:10 am }

These gorgeous golden garlicky morsels could become addictive!

11 rowena { 03.08.08 at 10:47 am }

Hi Lori,
So I’m just checking back to see how it went with the coworkers! I was actually thinking about garlic fries today, but got sidetracked with errands. I am definitely making these tomorrow!
p.s. Glad you enjoyed the link(s). Hopefully one day we’ll make it out there!

12 made healthier { 03.08.08 at 11:38 am }

Hi Alfie,
You are so right! ;)

Hi rowena,
I’m pretty sure I got away with it. It helps that the AC is really cold where I work. I bet if I was sweating away it would’ve been a different story! :D

When you bake these, make sure you don’t line your pan with regular foil. I did once and boy did I have a mess of stuck fries!

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