Friday, February 10, 2012

San Francisco Garlic Fries: Recipe Swap


So for the first time I participated in the Nest's recipe swap.   The recipe I submitted for someone else to try was parmesan potato wedges.  The recipe I got to try was San Francisco garlic fries.  You can find the recipe (which was from the August 2011 issue of Bon Apetit) here.

I halved the recipe for me and my husband.  This was my first time making fries (baked or otherwise) and I liked how crispy they came out.  I do think I might have cut some of the batons too thin because a few came out burnt and set off the smoke detector (but I also cut down the time and temperature a little - you have to know your oven).  Most of the fries were still good though (the ones pictures are the corner of my husband's plate).  I served the fries as a side dish to steak, along with a piece of avocado. 

Ingredients:

Non-stick cooking spray
1 1/4 pounds Russet Potatoes, cut lengthwise into batons/wedges
1.5 tablespoons Vegetable Oil, divided
Salt and Pepper
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
2 tablespoons Flat Leaf Parsley, chopped

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 425.
2. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick spray.
3. Combine potatoes with 1 tablespoons of the oil in a large bowl and toss to coat.  Season them with salt and pepper.
3. Place the potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
4.  Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes, or until the fries are tender and browned.
5. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of oil with the garlic and parsley in a large bowl.  Add the hot fries and toss to coat.
6. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.
7. Serve hot.

4 comments:

  1. I'm glad you liked these fries! That whole meal sounds delicious! Welcome to the recipe swaps :)

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  2. These look great. Thanks for being part of the recipe swap!

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  3. They were really good! I can't wait to participate again =)

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