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. 


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


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.


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

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

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