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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Baked Garlic-Rosemary Fries



Here's the other batch of fries that I made. Fry #2. I had an extra potato left from the potato salad I made earlier in the week. I figured I'd make a batch of regular french fries along with the parmesan sweet potato version.

There's a brewery-restaurant here called Gorden Biersch. I'm not sure if they have any other branches, but they have some really great tasting garlic fries. It's been a LONG time since I've had them. Here's my version of those fries. Again with my quest to avoid deep-frying, I baked them, which turned out awesome. It still had the crisp crunch you find with the fried version. I tossed the potatoes before baking in some olive oil, fresh minced garlic and dry rosemary. To give them a little bit crisper texture, I put them in the broiler for a couple of minutes.

Served it with a side of banana ketchup. Yum!!! You can leave the skins on or peel them. Whatever your preference may be.

This serves 2 people.



Baked Garlic-Rosemary Fries

1 large russet potato
1 large garlic clove - minced
2 Tbsp dry rosemary
Olive oil
salt

Preheat oven to 450˚F

Cut the potato into 1/4-inch stick.

In a large bowl, toss the potato sticks in some olive oil. Toss them well then add in the garlic, rosemary and a sprinkling of salt.

Plce on a baking sheet lies with parchment paper and bake for 40-45 min. Give them a toss halfway through.

To get them slightly crisper, place them in the broiler for 2 min after the oven.



28 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

looks spicy... nice clicks!!

Daily Spud said...

Fries? Yes. With Garlic? Yes, yes. And rosemary? Yes, yes, yes. Can you tell I approve? :)

Cucinista said...

Mmmm... garlic. (Baked) fries. Yes please.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Your on a roll girl :D

Chow and Chatter said...

these looks great Jenn, you continue to make awesome and mouth watering food

girlichef said...

Nice. I'd love a plate w/ both kinds of fries on it...cuz I can't decide which one sounds more tempting!

Mary said...

They certainly look gorgeous. I'll have to try these.

doggybloggy said...

banana ketchup??? tell me more?

Parita said...

Lovely click Jenn, i would love to make these but without garlic ofcourse:)

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I love herbs and garlic on fries! Looks tasty!

the ungourmet said...

I love rosemary with my fries! These look awesome!

There is a restaurant in my town that makes fries with a rosemary infused olive oil. One whiff of those when they hit the table and you're hooked! :P

Future Grown-Up said...

Oh YUM. And YUM again. But what is banana ketchup?

Diana H said...

All of your fries look delicious. I never fry mine, always bake. I love garlic and rosemary with potatoes, great combination.

French Cooking for Dummies said...

Soooo good! Great shots :-)

Pooja said...

Wow that fries must have been very flavourful with garlic and rosemary! Never heard of banana ketchup before :)

Soma said...

Rosemary, garlic & potatoes are a combination divine!!

Jenn said...

Hari: Thanks!!

Daily Spud: Yes, I can definitely tell.

Cucinista: ;-)

HH: Hehe...Thanks.

Chow and Chatter: Thanks.

Girlichef: That's why I made two. lol.

Mary: Yes you should.

doggy: It's a product of the Philippines. But I had found a recipe where you can make your own version at home.

Parita: The garlic can be optional. ;-)

Hummingbird: Thanks.

ungourmet: Nice. I gotta try the rosemary infused olive oil bit.

Future grown-up: It's a sauce made from bananas. A product of the Philippines. It can be found in many asian or Filipino markets.

Diana H: I'll probably never fry mine again.

French Cooking: Thanks.

Pooja: It's a product of the Philippines. It's actually a sauce, but we refer to it as a ketchup. It's really good.

Soma: Thanks.

Palidor said...

They look wonderfully crispy.

burpandslurp said...

ok, I just realized I don't really like fries anymore! But maybe this version with the garlic and rosemary will instigate my affinity for it again!

Jenn said...

Palidor: Thanks.

Burpandslurp: you gotta try this version. No, frying involved.

Reeni♥ said...

I love the garlic and rosemary combo! So yummy!

Jenn said...

Reeni: It is

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

You must read my mind - I got a bunch of potatoes in my CSA and have been debating what I felt like doing with them. These fries sound so good - I love garlic and rosemary!

Jenn said...

Jen: Sweet!!

haleysuzanne said...

Fries for 2! Perfect - I'll have to make this the next time we cookout.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Homemade french fries are on my top ten list of favorite foods...yum!

Jenn said...

Haley: ;-)

Nutmeg: It's now on my list, too.

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