Tuesday, January 17

Homemade Garlic French Fries

I have a serious weakness for starches, particularly any type of potatoes. I can easily forgo the rest of the meal and just eat mashed potatoes or french fries. I don't, but the temptation is always there. 

These homemade fries were great! Nothing like a fresh steaming plateful right out of your own oven. Slightly crunchy on the outside with a soft center. With a side of ranch dressing...major goodness.


6 gloves garlic, minced or pressed
5 Tbls. olive oil
4 Russet potatoes, each cut into 10 - 12 wedges (I used my Pampered Chef crinkle cutter)
3 Tbls. cornstarch
1 tsp. coarse salt
1-1/2 tsp. ground pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Combine olive oil and garlic in a large bowl, stirring until well blended. Sifting out the garlic as much as you can (leaving it in the bowl), transfer oil to a baking sheet. Coat sheet evenly with the oil. 

Add cut potatoes to the garlic left in the bowl. Toss potatoes to coat with the garlic. Plastic wrap the bowl and microwave 5 -7 minutes or until the potatoes are translucent around the edges. Shake the bowl to mix up the potatoes about halfway through microwaving.

Combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper and cayenne pepper in a small bowl. Pour over the hot potatoes and mix (toss) well, coating the potatoes as evenly as possibly. Try not to stir them as the fries will break apart.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on oil prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and slightly crispy on the edges, around 35- 40 minutes. Turn at least once during cooking. 

Serve hot with your favorite dipping sauce. YUM!

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