garlicky baked fries

March 5th, 2009

It’s been a while since I’ve made homemade fries. The last time I made them I was pretty excited, because you know, even though they seem simple, they’re not always the easiest to get just right. Well, I think I’ve come across an even better recipe, one I found on lottie + doof.

There are some tricks in this recipe that I think make the fries come out just right. First, you microwave the potatoes before you put them in the oven in order to speed up the cooking progress. Second, a little cornstarch is sprinkled over them to create a nice crusty coating. And Lastly, you bake the fries in oil that’s been infused with garlic (delicious!).

After about 40 minutes in the oven your apartment will be filled with the smell of garlic and you’ll have lovely golden potatoes waiting to gobbled up. Oh man, these made me happy! The outside is nice and crispy while the inside is fluffy and soft. They’re pretty garlicky, but then again, that just adds to the goodness. The only thing that would make these better is some homemade ketchup.

Garlicky Oven Fries

via lottie + doof
6 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Preheat oven to 475° F.1. Combine the garlic and oil in a large bowl and microwave until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer 5 tablespoons of the oil (leaving the garlic in the bowl) to a rimmed baking sheet, tilting the sheet to coat.

2. Add the potatoes to the bowl with the remaining oil mixture and toss to coat. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and microwave on high power until the potatoes are translucent around the edges, 3 to 6 minutes, shaking the bowl to redistribute the potatoes halfway through cooking.

3. Combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the hot potatoes and toss well to coat. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake, turning once, until deep golden brown and crisp, 30 to 40 minutes. Serve.

 

Comments: 34 Total

  1. Arundathi

    March 5, 2009 at 9:11 am

    those look so so good! i make the same kind but just toss with olive oil, garlic and some herbs. they’re delicious!

  2. Whitney

    March 5, 2009 at 10:28 am

    I also saw these over at Lottie +Doof and they looked wonderful. Thanks for reminding me, I think I will have to make them this weekend.

  3. Tim

    March 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    kelly, these photos are so lovely. i’m glad you liked the recipe. i’m excited to try again with your homemade ketchup.

  4. Michelle

    March 5, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I also made these amazing fries I saw at lottie+doof. They are hands-down the best oven fries I’ve ever tasted and I can’t wait to make them again!!!
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  5. Bertrand

    March 5, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Great recipe!!!

  6. Bunny got Blog

    March 6, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I bake my fries.This sounds so good. I love sweet potato fries.

  7. Sarah

    March 7, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    These look delicious! I love homemade fries, and love potatoes with garlic, so this is a definite must try recipe! I think that i will try them tomorrow night! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Tri

    March 7, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    these look awesome! I’m gonna try em asap. Must be lots healthier than the store bought stuff!

  9. Tracy

    March 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Those look wonderful!

  10. maryn

    March 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Love the idea of using the microwave! Thanks.

  11. Mik

    March 8, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Wife just sent me this StumbleUpon! and I am off to go try it.

  12. justbloglah

    March 9, 2009 at 5:30 am

    nice site.

  13. Bread

    March 9, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Yum !! Nice recipe and nice blog ! I’m a lazy garlic power kind of guy. That is I use garlic powder for all recipes that require garlic becasue honestly I cannot taste the difference with fresh. This recipe has me wondering if I should really go for the fresh garlic or pre-cut garlic. You have given me an easy way to experiment – thanks.

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    March 9, 2009 at 7:32 pm
  15. bob smith

    March 10, 2009 at 1:38 am

    Don’t eat potato skins – they contain pesticides. Peel them.

  16. Jeff

    March 10, 2009 at 8:18 am

    mmm… pesticides…. Yummy!!!

  17. Jeff

    March 10, 2009 at 8:25 am

    Seriously… if pesticides are present on the skin and a good scrubbing and the heat of the oven will not due, then peeling them will not help much…IMHO

  18. Sue Banman

    March 11, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I made these today for lunch. Mine didn’t get golden brown but they were crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They were DELICIOUS! This is exactly the sort of baked potato fry that I’ve been looking for to compliment some of my meals.

  19. A. Sceptic

    March 11, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Beautiful pics. Sounds delicious. Needs garlic. But, why ruin it with thick tomato soup? Ah, well. Each to his own taste. Enjoy!

  20. azalea

    March 13, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    What the heck kind of pesticides get on potatoes when they’re underground?!? Anyway, I’m going to start making some of these babies in a few minutes, can’t wait to taste them.

  21. Sandy

    March 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

    This looks terrific! And great pics to complement, too. Yum ~ I Stumbled this!

  22. Kham Tran

    March 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    They look delicious! I’ve got to so make these.

  23. Kelly

    April 29, 2009 at 10:52 am

    These are delicious!! My family just loves them.!

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    April 29, 2009 at 10:27 pm
  25. Casey's Baby-Mama

    May 15, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    These fries are dope! They have become a stable item on our menu and we can’t get enough. The prep time is a minute, but we have gotten it down with some practice. Thanks for the recipe!

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    June 10, 2009 at 12:17 pm

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  28. omes

    February 21, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    wait a minute, microwaving plastic wrap??? that doesn’t sound right. i’m confused about the instructions, “Add the potatoes to the bowl with the remaining oil mixture and toss to coat. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and microwave on high power until the potatoes are translucent around the edges, 3 to 6 minutes, shaking the bowl to redistribute the potatoes halfway through cooking.”

  29. Kelly

    February 22, 2010 at 9:42 am

    omes,
    yes you can microwave plastic wrap. it prevents the oil from splattering all over the place. if you prefer not to, you could place a paper towel over top, but the plastic wrap helps contain the heat.

  30. links london

    April 6, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    but the plastic wrap helps contain the heat.

  31. Vanessa @ Mom's Menu Planner

    June 10, 2010 at 7:43 am

    Yummy! I love trying out new flavorings on french fries. Thanks for sharing :)

  32. Cathy

    March 24, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Yum! These look very tasty!

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