Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

I'm always on the lookout for new ways to season oven fries. This twist is from Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello.


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 3/8-inch thick slices (lengthwise) cut again into 3/8-inch thick fries.
  3. Place the potatoes into a bowl with cold water. Just before cooking, drain water and place potatoes on paper towel, pat dry completely. Put in a bowl; add olive oil, salt & pepper. Toss well and lay out in 1 layer on nonstick baking sheets.
  4. Bake until light brown, approximately 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently until golden brown.
  5. Remove from oven. Add lemon zest, parsley, garlic & more salt and pepper if desired. Toss well and serve.
Most Helpful

The taste is so good with the lemon zest, parsley and garlic. I just had a small problem. The potatoes stuck to the pyrex dish. Next time I'll cook them longer at 350 F. Made for 123 hit wonders. Thanks SusieQusie :)

Boomette September 23, 2007

Wonderful fries!! Didn't have any lemon, so used lime instead (can't wait to try these with lemon!!) - and they turned out so tasty! Thanks SusieQusie!

Redsie June 25, 2007

These fries were easy and tasted great. I love garlic, but I think next time I'll just use garlic powder because the fresh garlic was just a little too strong. Thanks for posting!

Tee Lee May 09, 2007