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Parmesan garlic fries are served on a white tray with ketchup.
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

As if French fries couldn't get any better, these Garlic Parmesan Fries are loaded with flavor and easily baked in the oven for a quick weeknight recipe! If you follow a few simple tips and tricks you'll also get the perfect fry with a crispy exterior and soft inside.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Author: London

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt to taste, divided
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or additional oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • ¾ cup Parmesan finely grated
  • ¼ c parsley fresh, finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Prep the Potatoes: Rinse and scrub potatoes to remove any visible dirt and then dry thoroughly. Cut potatoes into matchstick slices, ¼ to ½-inch thick. Add potato slices to a large bowl and drizzle in olive oil. Toss until the potatoes are coated. Then sprinkle the potatoes with 1 teaspoon salt and the black pepper, tossing again until evenly coated.
    2 lbs. russet potatoes, 2 Tbsp. oil, 1 ½ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Bake the Fries: Line one large baker’s half sheet pan with parchment paper or two regular-sized baking sheets. Layer potato slices in a single layer on the pan(s). (Try not to have any of the fries touching as these sides won’t get as crispy!) Sprinkle ¼ cup Parmesan cheese evenly over the fries. Bake fries in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Flip halfway through cooking and sprinkle on an additional ¼ cup Parmesan cheese. (Make sure to spread the fries back out into a single layer after flipping.)
  • Make the Garlic Butter: During the last five minutes of baking, heat butter and garlic over medium heat in a small saucepan for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. When garlic starts to brown, remove from heat.
    2 Tbsp. butter, 2 cloves garlic
  • Season and Serve: Add the cooked fries back into the large bowl along with the melted garlic butter, ½ teaspoon salt, to taste, remaining ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley. Toss until fries are evenly coated. Serve immediately and enjoy!
    ¾ cup Parmesan, ¼ c parsley, 1 ½ tsp. salt

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Notes

*Can also use vegan butter or olive oil if vegan.
Prep-Ahead Instructions:
You can slice the potatoes the day before, just keep them in a bag in the fridge.
Storage Directions:
Keep leftover fries in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 to 5 days. For the best results, flash freeze on a baking sheet, then transfer to a freezer-safe container for up to 3 to 4 months. The best way to re-heat these Parmesan garlic fries is to wrap the amount you want to eat in a packet of foil, place them in a pre-heated 300°F oven (or toaster oven) and bake until heated through.  This will take about 10-15 minutes. Then, crank up the oven temperature to 350°F or 400°F, open the packet of foil to expose the fries and bake for another 3-5 minutes.  
Recipe Tips
  • Be picky. Stick with Russet or another starchy potato variety for the best results.
  • Consistent is key. Be sure to cut all of the potato slices the same width so they cook at a similar rate.
  • You choose. Peel the potatoes or not, it depends on your personal preference. Skin is a great way to add flavor and texture, though.
  • Flip away. Turning the potatoes while cooking will yield crispy potatoes on all sides.
  • Spread out. Don't let any of the potatoes touch when baking.

Nutrition

Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 719mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg