This is a simple recipe from Mr. Food. He says that he cooks them longer because everyone likes the crispy bits. After cooking them I discovered that the brown bits are actually on the bottom. If you cook them too long the whole bottom will become more or less one big crispy bit. LOL! So check the bottom of the fries, not the top! I think these need garlic, although it's not in the original recipe.
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- Spread french fries in a 13x9-inch dish, sprayed with cooking oil.
- Sprinkle with cheese, parsley, garlic, half and half, salt and pepper.
- Cover and bake for 1 hour or longer until bubbly and done.
Whipped these us as we were unloading groceries after a day in town. (The potatoes are in the background--I slathered mine with ketchup!) My, oh, my--they smelled good...mighty tasty, too! I wish I'd've thought to add some bacon bits, as that would've REALLY hit the spot.
EXCELLENT DISH!! I did add garlic and also threw in a few bacon bits on the 2nd batch. These resemble "loaded" fries that you get at a restaurant but with a much better flavor. I did have to cook mine a bit longer for the crunchiness on the bottom and I did take the foil off about 5 minutes before I turned them off to make the top fries a bit crunchier. Thanks JB...I LOVE this RECIPE!!!