Baked Garlic Parmesan Fries

OK so if you love french fries but don’t love the deep fried part–don’t worry because I have you covered! These crispy fries are perfectly seasoned with a garlicy goodness. The best part is these fries are completely baked slowly for the perfect crispiness…just the way they should be! So the next time you need to satisfy your fry craving, try this recipe!

2 medium-large Idaho potatoes; peeled, washed, and cut into thin strips
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic powder
1 garlic clove; peeled and chopped
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tsp finely chopped parsley

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Place cut potatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large zip lock bag. Seal and toss to coat. Spray a large baking sheet generously with cooking spray (or use a silpat mat) and spread potatoes out in a single layer on the sheet.

2. Bake 15-20 minutes. Use a spatula to carefully flip fries over. Cook other side 15-20 minutes longer—this is the trick to making them crispy 😉

3. When fries are golden/brown and crispy remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Sprinkle with garlic powder, garlic, parmesan cheese, and chopped parsley. Toss to coat. Serve with your favorite dip or enjoy just as they simply are!

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries with a Low-Fat Spicy Garlic Sauce

20131026-151315.jpgYield: 8


2 large Sweet Potatoes; peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch long slices
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp paprika
½ tsp onion powder
pinch of chili flakes
pinch of salt and pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F. In a large bowl, mix the potatoes, oil, and seasons in a bowl until evenly coated. (I like to put sliced potatoes in a gallon zip-lock bag for an even coat).

2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread sweet potatoes in a single layer. Be sure NOT to overcrowd potatoes (or they will not get crunchy!!!)

3. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown; turn occasionally.

Low-Fat Garlic Dipping Sauce

½ cup non-fat plain yogurt
½ cup low-fat sourcream
1 garlic; chopped
½ tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
¼ cup chopped green onions
garlic salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl, mix and serve with fries! Easy!