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Garlicky Oven Fries

Presoaking potato slices in hot water helps remove excess starch so they brown and crisp like oil-cooked fries.



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1 ½ lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ¼-inch-thick wedges
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2 tsp. canola oil
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2 tsp. olive oil
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4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
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1 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place oven rack in lowest position, and preheat oven to 475°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Soak potatoes in bowl of hot water 10 minutes. Drain, pat dry, and return to dry bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat canola oil, olive oil, and garlic in saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook garlic 2 minutes, or until it begins to brown. Transfer garlic to small bowl with slotted spoon.
  3. Pour oil over potatoes, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, or until potatoes are golden on bottom. Turn, and bake 10 minutes more, or until golden and crisp.
  4. Meanwhile, stir parsley into reserved garlic; sprinkle over fries. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information: 

3 g
Total Fat: 
4.5 g
Saturated Fat: 
0.5 g
29 g
0 mg
298 mg
2 g
5 g
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

awesome recipe. soaking helps make them soft inside and crispy outside.

far too complicated, you just cut them up, sprinkle over tandoorie powder and salt and some oil - preferably from a jar of gralic in chilli oil and put them in the oven. if you feel really energetic you can take them out and shake the tray now and then,

These are great! The soaking tip really works.

fries good idea

Sandra, These you have to try! They are yummy!

Not too complicated for me - sounds fabulous.

Weaned off my kids from eating fries from red headed clown guy's joint. Really wonderful recipe. Thanx.

Can you bake Sweet potatoe wedges the same way?

Delicious! It is the soak that does it: I don't do the fry pan stuff: Just do that part in a cereal bowl in the micro. Also put paprika on potatoes which helps give them a nice even color. I have also put oil, garlic, paprika in a plastic bag and put potatoes in and massage them around until well coated. Yumm

How long do you soak them?

I make my oven fries with red skinned potatoes, sprinkled with olive oil and roasted for about 15" in a 475 degree oven, then turn the broiler on for 2 1/2 minutes. This way you don't have to turn them over. Mine is a gas stove and you may have to adjust the time for electric.

These are great with sweet potatoes. I skip the pan fry part as well and they still turn out awesome. Chopped fresh rosemary also tastes great on the wedges.

So good. The soaking trick is invaluable. (I wonder if it would work with sweet potatoes?) I skipped all the falderal though and just tossed the soaked, dried potatoes with the seasoning and some olive oil.

Sooooo yummy! Great recipe! Came out tasteful and very crispy!

Will try the recipe. It seems easy to prepare.

YUM! My family LOVES these!