BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN FRIES




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Introduction

Indulge in the crispy, flavorful goodness of Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries. These savory potato fries seasoned with garlic, thyme, and Parmesan cheese are a delicious twist on the classic side dish. Easy to make and bursting with flavor, these fries are sure to become a family favorite.

Why Make This Recipe

If you’re looking for a tasty alternative to traditional fries, these Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries are the perfect choice. They’re healthier than fried fries and packed with delicious garlic and Parmesan flavors. Plus, they make a great accompaniment to burgers, sandwiches, or enjoyed on their own as a tasty snack.

How to Make Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

Ingredients:

  • 4 large unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch strips
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt (Optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt (Optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with olive oil, garlic, thyme, and 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt until evenly coated.
  3. Spread the seasoned fries onto a nonstick baking sheet in a single layer.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping the fries halfway through baking.
  5. Return the fries to the bowl with the remaining olive oil, sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and parsley, toss to coat.
  6. Spread the fries back onto the baking sheet and bake for an additional 10 minutes until the Parmesan cheese melts.
  7. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt before serving.

How to Serve Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

Serve these delicious fries as a side dish with burgers, sandwiches, or grilled meats. They also make a tasty snack on their own. Enjoy them hot and fresh out of the oven for the best flavor and texture.

How to Store Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

Store any leftover fries in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven to maintain their crispiness.

Tips to Make Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

  • Make sure to cut the potatoes into uniform strips for even cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the baking sheet to ensure the fries crisp up properly.
  • Adjust the seasoning to your taste preferences by adding more or less garlic, Parmesan, or herbs.

Variation

For a spicy kick, sprinkle the fries with red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper before baking. You can also try adding a squeeze of lemon juice or a dash of paprika for additional flavor.

FAQs

  1. Can I use other types of potatoes for this recipe? Yes, you can use Yukon Gold or red potatoes if you prefer.
  2. Can I use dried parsley instead of fresh? While fresh parsley will provide more flavor, dried parsley can be used as a substitute.
  3. How can I make these fries vegan? Simply omit the Parmesan cheese or use a dairy-free alternative for a vegan-friendly version.

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