January 16, 2010

Baked Fries


We all know what baked fries are. We all know they're healthier than regular fries; who needs all that extra oil, grease, and fat? But how many of us knew how simple it was to make restaurant-quality baked fries right at home?

I didn't - until yesterday.

A simple matter of knowing how to cut the potato correctly and when to add the garlic is all you need to make this delicious side dish for the whole family. But more on that after the jump. Enjoy!


garlic, chopped or diced
salt, pepper, seasonings to taste
optional: oil


1. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Proceed to cut potatoes evenly lengthwise in thick strips. Turn the potatoes on their side and cut lengthwise again so they look like the picture.
2. Oil is optional in this recipe, but it may be a good idea to brush a little on the aluminum foil you're going to bake the fries on. Now pop those suckers in a toaster oven or conventional oven at around 350 degrees for 5 minutes.
3. Check on the fries. They should be sizzling a little at this point. If not, wait until you can hear them, then toss on the garlic. Cook for another 5 minutes, but be careful not to burn the garlic.
4. Season to taste. A little goes a long way here, so go sparingly with the salt. Feel free to add as much pepper as you like. It's good for you :)

And voila! The End.

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