I love French Fries, but the thought of how hard I would have to work out at the gym to burn off those pesky calories deters me from eating one of my favorite foods. In an effort to eat what I love, I scoured the Internet for a French fry recipe that I could make at home. I eventually found a good one in a food magazine, but put my own twist on it, adding more garlic and increasing the bake time to get extra crispy fries. Check out my baked homemadeFrench fries with parsley, garlic, and Parmesan cheese below.
4 medium russet potatoes, unpeeled
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut potatoes lengthwise into slices that are 1/3-inch thick. Soak potato strips in a bowl of water for 5 minutes. Dry the potatoes with paper towel.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, olive oil, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Toss. Divide the potatoes between 2 baking sheets coated with olive oil spray or lined with parchment paper and spread into a single layer. Bake until the potatoes are golden brown, about 50 minutes, turning the potatoes every 10 minutes.
Place the cooked potatoes in a large bowl and toss with garlic, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
They are delicious, but as with everything, watch your serving size and limit it to ½ cup of French fries. Enjoy!
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