Garlic Frites

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Lately, I have really been missing these delicious garlic frites. They first entered our radar at a restaurant near our old house and then started popping up all over the city. But ever since moving, we haven’t seen them anywhere…and I find myself craving them more!

Since they were a personal favorite, I have been desperately trying to make them at home. Simple, right?

Actually, finding the flavor wasn’t too difficult. But I wanted a healthier version, with the same flavor, I wanted to bake them (a.ka. the difficult part).

Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve tried just about every healthy, baked French Fry recipe on Pinterest and they all came out the same way- soggy, under cooked, burnt- never just right!

But after an extensive [2 month] trial and error period, I have finally found the perfect approach! The flavor is excellent, the frites are crispy, and for me, they are a nice reminder of the Denver bar food I find myself craving.

 

Garlic Frites
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Recipe type: Side Dish
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 potatoes (I used Yukon Gold)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. salt
  • 2 T. chives, finely chopped
  • Freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut each potato into equal sized wedges and pile into 9x13 inch pan.
  3. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil to coat each wedge.
  4. Mix the salt and garlic powder together. Sprinkle over the potato wedges and mix with your hands to coat the wedges.
  5. Spread the seasoned potato wedges evenly on a baking sheet.
  6. Sprinkle the wedges with fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.
Notes
This recipe can easily be modified to be used with sweet potatoes and different seasoning combinations. In general, sweet potatoes take less time to cook through and are especially good when seasoned with chili powder.

 

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