Garlic "Fries"

Total Time:
48 min
13 min
35 min

4 (3/4 cup) servings

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 large baking potatoes, 12 ounces each
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley leaves

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

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

Cut the potatoes into 1/4-inch sticks. In a large bowl, toss the oil, potatoes and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potatoes onto it in a single layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 35 minutes.

Remove potatoes from the tray with a metal spatula. Toss with parsley, reserved garlic, and additional salt, to taste. Serve immediately.

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    These are great. What's not to like? Sometimes I leave the garlic whole in the oil and skip the parsley and garlic step at the end, they still taste great.
    These "Fries" are irresistible. If I have these out of the oven before the rest of the meal is completed, they are all gone before we even sit down. My husband and daughter (I'm guilty too) snack on them and before we know it, they are all gone. I strain the garlic pieces out of the oil before tossing the potatoes in the oil. Then just a few minutes before the potatoes get crispy, I sprinkle the garlic onto the potatoes. I have found that if I put the potatoes on the cookie sheet and drizzle all the oil over them, they do not get crispy. I always put the oil in a bowl and toss the potatoes in the oil. I often use two cookie sheets, as the potatoes must cook in only one layer. If they lay on top of each other, they don't get crisp.
    As good as it gets without going to San Francisco to get garlic fries at the Giants game! Served them at a family get together and no surprise.....None left!!
    LOVED these. I baked them on a cooling rack on a cookie sheet. They didn't get overly crisp but that's actually the way I like them. Added a bit of Parmesan. I thought they ended up tasting a bit like Red Robin's Garlic Parmesan Fries.
    I followed the recipe but the garlic burned and so did the fries. However, I love garlic fries so I will attempt to make them again-maybe not leave them in the oven as long. We'll see.
    The perfect "healthy" fries recipe!! My 5yo twins loved did the hubby and I. This recipe is a keeper!
    Delicious. Just add a little more salt (of course), a little more garlic, and cook 10 minutes longer (in my oven at least).
    Ever since Applebee's did the Tyler Florence garlic fries, I have wanted a good recipe for garlic fries. Those were AMAZING. These weren't amazing, but they were good. Unfortunately, baked fries never seem to cook completely evenly (at least not for me, and I've got a convection oven for even baking) so I did have some more brown than others. None got truly crisp unless they were burnt, but again, that seems to be the nature of oven fries IMO. But the flavor was good. I added Parmesan cheese at the end as some others did because it seemed like a no brainer. Definitely better with the cheese.
    Welps, let's see....

    They turned out alright but I ended up adding more salt & also some parmesan cheese. I was hoping they'd taste more like the Garlic Parmesan Fries you get at Hurricane Gril & Wings. I used peanut oil instead of canola. I may have added more garlic, too... Im a garlic kinda girl, what can I say?!
    Haven't tried it yet but for those with fries that won't crisp or over cook, try the suggestion of soaking and drying to remove some of the starch, and invest in a good quality sheet pan (heavier gauge steel.
    They were OK... I used my mandolin, which i think sliced them too thin, and some got super crispy, while others were still wobbly. I still will bake fries however mainly because of it is healthier!
    Delicious and was much healthier than frying them. We left the skin on and they tasted great.  
    I read that a lot of people's fries didn't get crispy, but ours were perfect.
    I had garlic fries at a little restaurant in the Texas Hill Country this summer and I've been craving them ever since. These were almost as good as the ones there and probably a million times healthier. I will definitely make these again and again. I've also been using the garlic infused oil trick for other recipes, too. It's a great way to add subtle garlic flavor to a dish.
    Love this recipe! For those of you with soggy fries, here's a quick trick I use. Put some warm water in a bowl and place your raw sliced fries in the water. Let them sit for 5-10 minutes (ideally this can be done for up to 15 minutes). The water should be very cloudy. Strain the potatoes and DRY THOROUGHLY! Even if you soak them for 5 minutes, it will help release the starch in the potato and help them crisp better with no additional fat! Make sure that you are patting them dry before adding any oil or cooking spray. Any water left on the potatoes will steam them instead of crisping them. If you still can't get them crisp, I've also used some small baking racks on top of my baking sheet. That makes sure that air will circulate around the entire fry and prevent the mushiness. Also, make sure not to crowd your baking sheet and the fries aren't touching or overlapping.
    I've never been a huge fan of oven potato fries, but I just made these and they came out perfect. I used my mandolin to cut up the potatoes. I followed the recipe exactly except that I didn't have to cook them as long as the recipe states. I took them out a few minutes earlier and they were already crispy.

    I will definitely be making this again as it's easy and doesn't require the mess of frying.
    I used large redskin potatos and they came out crispy and delicious! The second time I made them, I added another clove of garlic, cut back a little on the oil and finished them off with a little garlic salt--we LOVE garlic and will make these often!
    I had a little trouble getting them to crisp up. I had to cook them several extra minutes and some got too crispy and some stayed soggy. Great flavor though!
    I make fries just like this but i always toss themin a little white sugar before I put them in the oven, it helps them crisp up!
    I followed the instructions exactly and everything came out just wonderfully and extremely delicious, but only problem I had was getting the fries to become crispy. Other than that, this is a must try! The taste of garlic was perfect!
    I've made these twice now, and I've loved them both times. However, mine NEVER get crispy. Usually there are a few on the sides that get more fry-like, but most are still a bit squishy. We still eat every single one...but is there some trick to getting them nice and crunchy/crispy. I even tried turning up the heat, cooking them for longer, etc. Maybe I'm just cutting them too thick?

    Any advice would be WONDERFUL! Thanks!
    These were great baked fries. I did substitute olive oil instead of canola oil, and i did not add the parsley, mainly because i did not have any.
    I followed this recipe exactly and the fries were incredible! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. I had to keep my eye on them and flip them several times to keep each side cooking evenly. My husband and I ate them all, so addicting! Now I'm just trying to find more dinner meals to make WITH the fries :)
    i over cooked these, so next time i would lower the heat, or make the fries bigger. i bet they would have been delicious though!!!!
    Great starter recipe! It was not too garlicky for me, in fact I added another clove. You do have to watch them in the oven-I had a couple that did burn but it was my fault-I just needed to check them more frequently and they would have been fine. The possibilites are endless with this recipe! I added a little cayenne pepper for some heat. EXCELLENT! The only bad reviews seem to be people who are not watching the fries close enough in the oven.
    My family loves when I make these Garlic Fries! Thank you Ellie :-)
    These fries were awesome, we are huge garlic fans so I added a little more garlic, served them with our favorite burgers, everyone loved them, loved them so much I had to make another batch. Thank you Ellie!!
    these were great. The last guy to post obviously just cooked them wrong or has a bad oven.
    The taste was good. At least the ones in the center. But I greased the pan and put the fries in the oven for the temperature specified. I was wondering if I should stir the fries so I opened the oven half way through and the end pieces were already burnt. Then I tried to stir them and they were all glued to the pan. I picked on the ones in the center and just threw the rest out. :( true story.
    We had the fries tonight and they were very yummy! Not too garlicy (which I was worried about). They went very well with my ribs recipe and I felt a little better eating them with my healthy "fries".
    They were very easy and quick to make.
    Thanks Ellie! You have been an inspiration! I made these fries today and
    they turned out great. I did turn the potatoes to brown the other side.
    The garlic is a nice touch to the flavor of the dish.
    I also made your tomato, cucumber, red pepper relish. We did enjoy also!
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