Baked Lemon Fries

"I'm always on the lookout for new ways to season oven fries. This twist is from Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello."
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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Peel potatoes and cut into 3/8-inch thick slices (lengthwise) cut again into 3/8-inch thick fries.
  • 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.
  • Bake until light brown, approximately 30 to 40 minutes, turning frequently until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven. Add lemon zest, parsley, garlic & more salt and pepper if desired. Toss well and serve.

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  1. 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 :)
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. I loved these!!! I was wondering if there would be enuff lemon flavoring with just the zest, and I was tempted to use some juice, but it wasn't needed!!!! LOVED it!


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