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.
- 2 potatoes (I used Yukon Gold)
- Olive oil
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 t. salt
- 2 T. chives, finely chopped
- Freshly ground pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Cut each potato into equal sized wedges and pile into 9x13 inch pan.
- Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil to coat each wedge.
- Mix the salt and garlic powder together. Sprinkle over the potato wedges and mix with your hands to coat the wedges.
- Spread the seasoned potato wedges evenly on a baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the wedges with fresh cracked pepper to taste.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.