Garlic "Fries"

Total Time:
48 min
Prep:
13 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
4 (3/4 cup) servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • 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
Directions

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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Excellent, easy to make and a healthy alternative to the classic FF. Thank you, item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The perfect "healthy" fries recipe!! My 5yo twins loved them...so did the hubby and I. This recipe is a keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious. Just add a little more salt (of course), a little more garlic, and cook 10 minutes longer (in my oven at least). item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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?! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves when I make these Garlic Fries! Thank you Ellie :-) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these were great. The last guy to post obviously just cooked them wrong or has a bad oven. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I must be the loser that can't follow directions but mine came out not so great. The burnt ones came off the pan ok, but the normal ones were mushy and clumped up into a mess when i tried to take them off the pan. They were well oiled and i had sprayed pam on the pan beforehand, i don't know what went wrong. I also made the mistake of cooking the fries with the garlic and it didn't work and they tasted like fries, just not garlic fries. Something was definitely missing in the flavor part. I tried and MIGHT try again with hope because there were soo many good reviews i feel it must be a me problem. i'll update if i get better reslts the next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I could not stop eating these fries! I have tried many different versions of oven fries and these are amazing. Thank you Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these tonight and everyone LOVED them. I only had 2 large baking potatoes, but there was still enough for everyone. My kids want them again tomorrow night! Hard to believe these are good for you. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these fries two nights in a row. The recipe calls for three potatoes, but two large russets were enough for two dinners' worth of sides for both my husband and me. Even though I used only 1/3 of the amount of potato called for, I still used the same amount of garlic and parsley. :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
As the man of the house who also happens to be the cook of the house, I have to find interesting recipes that are quick and easy to make and satisfy a wide range of tastes. These fries fill the bill perfectly. I made them with red potatoes, olive oil, minced garlic from a jar, sea salt, and fresh parsley. I also added in a little basil, rosemary and lemon thyme. I was ready with extra garlic powder but never needed it. The potatoes were cut with my dial-o-matic mandolin and came out great. I used regular bake for about 15 minutes and then finished them on convection at 425 deg. PERFECT. For a recipe that I really didn't have to tweak at all, it satisfied everybody at the table and that is pretty rare. You win my "Golden Spatula" award on this one. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a full meal (the steak, grilled onions, relish and garlic fries) and LOVED the entire meal. The flavor on the steak was delicious and spicy, the grilled onions and relish were great alongside the steak and the fries were AWESOME (they definitely rival the traditional fried version). item not reviewed by moderator and published
I seriously make these at least once a week! It is hard to believe they're healthy - they are SO GOOD!!!! YUMM the garlic flavor...delicious!! I cut them a bit thicker and they are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside! I make these with lean turkey burgers with wheat rolls...and there you have it...HEALTHY burger and fries!!! YUM. THANK YOU ELLIE!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My kids love fries and I don't mind giving them these and they love them. We make two batches, one using sweet potatoes. The garlic is the crowning touch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries are fantastic! I used olive oil and omitted the salt and parsley...still delicious. My husband, who claims to not like potatoes, couldn't get enough. I'll be making these often! Oh, and dipped in Giada's balsamic BBQ sauce...sinfully good! Thanks Ellie! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really easy and really good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves french fries. I've never gotten him to like anything not deep fried before but he couldn't get enough of these! The kids ate them up and they were just fantastic. The garlic really makes them perfect. They're even more crisp than fried and too tasty for ketchup. Not having to peel the potatoes also made them very easy. Put foil down on your pan, they do tend to stick a bit. Spray foil with cooking spray. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were easy to make and tasted similar to how we get them in one of our favorite restaurants. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I like these better than actual fried fries! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Requires a good amount of slicing, but well worth the effort. The flavor is excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've been avoiding fries because of the obvious reasons, despite how much I love them! I was very excited to see this healthier alternative. I tried these with regular potatoes and also SWEET POTATOES. Cooked the exact same way, and it was DELICIOUS!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are so easy and delicious, and since they're not fried i've been eating them lots... item not reviewed by moderator and published
this recipe was so easy, and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a wonderful recipe and we'll definitely make it again!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
A great way to to make healthier fries that still tatse good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW!... these fries are so delicious and crispy without actually fryin them 2 spoil the joy. Certainly a recipe i will use often. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries were so delicious. I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly and had so much flavor. My boyfriend is a salt fanatic so I let him taste them when they came out of the oven to see if he wanted more salt, but they were perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
PERFECT AND DELICIOUS LOVE IT KEEP IT UP! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and flavourful; definitely didn't miss that they weren't fried. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Extra touch to make you feel like you're getting away with something! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries were great! I did not miss the fact that they were not fried. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We've avoided fries like the plague and previous baked recipes that we've tried were pretty crappy. These were great! I used a little garlic powder in place of the fresh and it turned out well. These are definite do-agains and are a way to get the occasional batch of fries back in our life. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just a hint of garlic, perfect texture, and so simple to make. I would rather have these than real fries any day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries were very easy to make. The insides were fluffy. I highly recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
nice taste, but buy store bough infused garlic oil item not reviewed by moderator and published
For the few extra minutes it takes you to cut up your own fries, this recipe is well worth it. Garlic gives great flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were tasty but the garlic was a little much, maybe I won't add as much next time? item not reviewed by moderator and published
These fries are fantastic! I cut back on the cooking time per other reviews (approximately 26 minutes) but think I would let them go a little longer next time so that they crisp up just a tad more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought these were great. I didn't put the garlic back on top (yes, I burned it), but the garlic flavor from the oil was perfect for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh WOW are these ever good...and I'm not one for low fat things, I was just scouring the web for a roasted potato recipe...these got two thumbs up all around my table! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This makes terrific, guilt-free fries. It completely satisfies the french-fried potato craving and the garlic is fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made these and they were wonderful. I didn't really time them, but I think 35 minutes would have been too long, so just keep an eye on them. These were just as good as french fries cooked in deep fat. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The temp on these is very high to be in for 35 minutes! I made these tonight and while they tasted good, I pulled them out at 30 minutes, and that was about 5 minutes too late! I would go for 25 minutes at 450. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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