Garlicky Oven Fries
What's the best way to make crunchy, deeply seasoned, garlicky oven fries?
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 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.