Garlicky Oven Fries

From Cook's Country | February/March 2008

Why this recipe works:

What’s the best way to make crunchy, deeply seasoned, garlicky fries? Turns out, deep-frying wasn’t the answer. Cooking the fries in the oven not only minimized mess, but it also gave us an opportunity to add a big garlic punch to our Garlicky Oven Fries. Before baking, we tossed the potatoes… read more

What’s the best way to make crunchy, deeply seasoned, garlicky fries? Turns out, deep-frying wasn’t the answer. Cooking the fries in the oven not only minimized mess, but it also gave us an opportunity to add a big garlic punch to our Garlicky Oven Fries. Before baking, we tossed the potatoes with garlic-infused oil and microwaved them for five minutes—the potatoes emerged deeply enriched with garlic flavor. After we tossed the spuds with garlic powder (and a little cornstarch for extra crunch) and baked them, the finished fries were as dark and crispy as deep-fried fries—with rich, nutty garlic flavor.

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Serves 4

Be sure to use potatoes of a similar size and cut them into even wedges so all of the pieces cook at the same rate. Traditional-finish and nonstick baking sheets both work well for this recipe.

Ingredients

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