Today the weather was gorgeous and sunny, so I thought a homemade burger would be the perfect lunch on the patio. To accompany my tasty burger, I made one of my favorite sides- Garlicky Fries! They only take about 30 minutes, and they’re not fried, but they taste amazing.
1 medium Russet potato per person
2-4 cloves of garlic, minced (depending on how much you like garlic)
1-2 T. butter
chopped parsley for garnish (if desired)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the potatoes and chop off both ends, then slice off the sides so the potato takes on a square shape. Cut into fry-sized strips, coat with cooking spray and toss on a baking sheet (make sure you spray the pan too – you don’t want them to stick). Bake potatoes for 15-20 minutes, tossing occasionally to turn. When golden brown, remove from the oven. By the way, for the next step, I’ve found that if I work in smaller batches, it’s easier. Too many fries in the pan make it hard to toss them without smashing them. In a large saucepan, melt some of the butter (I do a little less than 1 T. per batch – too much butter and they’ll just be soggy) and add garlic. Add a batch of fries and toss to coat. Remove from heat, sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley.