Garlic-Thyme Oven Fries
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- Ready In:
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place pan in the oven.
- Cut potatoes into 1/4 inch thick wedges.
- In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the garlic cloves, olive oil, plenty of salt and thyme.
- Remove the pan from the oven and quickly spread the fries on an even layer. Return to the oven and drop temperature to 450 degrees.
- Roast for about 35 minutes. 5 minutes before they're done, loosen the potatoes from the foil with a spatula and return to oven to finish cooking. Discard thyme stems before serving.
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I used 3 large potatoes for 3 of us and about 9 garlic cloves (which I lightly crushed to help release their oils) and several sprigs of fresh lemon thyme. Out of habit I just mixed everything in the baking tray so whacked it in a really hot oven for 15 minutes and then turned down to 200C and baked for 30 minutes turning occassionally and ended up with lovely crispy potatoes. I did leave the skins on and just cut them into nice big wedges. Thank you Diet it Up, made for New Kids on the Block.
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