First, who doesn’t love fries? They go well with burgers, steak, I mean, you name it and fries go there. Okay, not really, but if you’re a fry lover like myself then you’ve probably been on the hunt for a good garlic fries recipe that is easy to make at home and tastes like you bought it in an MLB stadium (garlic fries in SF anyone?). This garlic fries recipe is sure to be one of your new staples for Sunday night football, a random Wednesday with the kids, or just about any other time.
Benefits Of Garlic
Garlic is a vegetable pretty similar to an onion or a shallot. It is a bulbous flowering plant. The smell and taste is pungent and delicious, so as long as you don’t have a garlic allergy. Garlic is used for a variety of things, from wading off ghosts and vampires (spooky!), as a spice in food, and traditionally in ancient and modern medicine. Garlic is great for the body in the way of improving cardiovascular function, blood vessel health, and for those who have high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure. [R] For the most part, you can’t really over eat garlic, but you may get garlic breath, you might smell like garlic, or you may get an upset stomach if you’re eating it in pretty high amounts.
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How To Make Fries From Potatoes
If you’re wondering how to make fries from potatoes you’ve come to the right place. Surprisingly enough, making fries at home is pretty simple and easy to do. First off, you’re going to need some potatoes. There are WIDE variety of potatoes out there, but the most common ones used for garlic fries recipes at home are going to be Russet (white) potatoes and Sweet Potatoes (orange or white, not yams, but you can use yams, too). We recommend slicing the potatoes into your desired thickness after washing and peeling the potatoes.
PRO TIP: Never use soap to wash potatoes. Just scrub them until the dirt comes off.
The Secret 🤫 To Making The Best Garlic Fries Recipe
Before getting started, we recommend prepping your garlic fries recipe with a little secret. Okay, are you ready!? After you cut your fries we recommend soaking the slices in cold water. The longer the better. If you can do an hour or two, that’s great. If you can do overnight, that’s even better. You’ve got to make sure the water is cold though. The purpose of this is to remove any excess potato starch. Why does this matter? Well, if you soak them, and remove the extra starch, the fries aren’t soggy and they give off the really nice, fresh, and crispy texture. Don’t believe us? Try this garlic fries recipe with and without soaking the potatoes first. You can see the difference for yourself that way.
The Best Garlic Parmesan Fries Recipe
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 pound sliced Russet potato (or 2-3 large potatoes of your choice)
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
1. Cut potatoes into slices and soak in cold water for 1-12 hours ahead of time
2. Drain the water and pat dry the potatoes
3. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper
4. In a large bowl add all ingredients together
5. Add the potatoes and toss well until they’re all covered with the seasoning mix
6. Line out on parchment paper and place in the oven for ~15 minutes or until desired crispness is reached
Takeaway: Garlic Fries Recipe
Believe it or not it is pretty dang easy to make some finger licking good fries at home, especially with this perfectly curated garlic fries recipe. Just make sure to not wash your potatoes with soap, soak them well, and season them up. You’ll be good to go!
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