Garlicky Oven Fries

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by FeedMePlz

Presoaking potato slices in hot water helps remove excess starch so they brown and crisp like oil-cooked fries.

Top Review by magpie diner

We enjoyed these potatoes and I do think the hot water method helped them to be so nice and crisp on the outside and buttery smooth on the inside. Even though I tossed well in the oil, they really stuck to the pan, so I'd think about a bit more oil next time. When it came time to toss the parsley and garlic with the cooked potatoes, I found the garlic mostly fell to the plate, so you didn't get a lot of that garlicky flavour with every piece. Not sure how that could be done differently, maybe I didn't mince the garlic enough (I'd use my planer or micro grater next time).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place oven rack in lowest position, and preheat oven to 475°F Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Soak potatoes in bowl of hot water 10 minutes.
  3. Drain, pat dry, and return to dry bowl.
  4. Meanwhile, heat canola oil, olive oil, and garlic in saucepan over medium-low heat.
  5. Cook garlic 2 minutes, or until it begins to brown.
  6. Transfer garlic to small bowl with slotted spoon.
  7. Pour oil over potatoes, and toss to coat.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Arrange potatoes in single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  10. Bake 20 minutes, or until potatoes are golden on bottom.
  11. Turn, and bake 10 minutes more, or until golden and crisp.
  12. Meanwhile, stir parsley into reserved garlic; sprinkle over fries.
  13. Season with salt and pepper, and serve immediately.

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