Un-Fried French Fries

August 21, 2012

These oven roasted French fries let you enjoy your favorite comfort food without the guilt.  Potato slices are tossed in garlic olive oil and sprinkled with a homemade rosemary salt.  This salt can be used in a number of dishes besides these delicious fries (rub it on steak or chicken before grilling!).  Serve these un-fried French fries hot with any meal (burger included).

Oven Fries

Ingredients:

FOR THE FRIES:
4 LBS OF YUKON GOLD POTATOES (ANY POTATO VARIETY WILL WORK)
OLIVE OIL
12 CLOVES FRESH GARLIC
FRESH GROUND BLACK PEPPER

FOR THE SALT:
3 SPRIGS FRESH ROSEMARY
ZEST OF 1 LEMON
3 TBS SEA SALT

Directions:

PLACE A LARGE BAKING SHEET IN THE OVEN. PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 450*.

CUT THE POTATOES INTO WEDGES AND PUT INTO A POT OF LIGHTLY SALTED WATER.

FILL THE POT TO JUST COVER THE POTATOES.

COOK FOR A FEW MINUTES UNTIL THE POTATOES JUST START TO BOIL.

REMOVE FROM THE HEAT AND DRAIN THE POTATOES IN A COLANDER. LET DRAIN COMPLETELY.

HEAT SOME OLIVE OIL IN A SKILLET. PEEL THE GARLIC AND SMASH IT, PUT IT IN THE OIL. LET IT FLAVOR THE OIL- FOR JUST A MINUTE. ADD THE POTATOES AND STIR TO COAT THE POTATOES.

LIGHTLY PEPPER THE POTATOES.

TRANSFER THE CONTENTS OF THE PAN TO THE HEATED BAKING SHEET AND BAKE FOR 20-25 MINUTES, UNTIL CRISP AND BROWN. YOU WILL NEED TO TURN THE FRIES ONCE AFTER 10 MINUTES.

USING A MORTAR AND PESTLE, MASH THE ROSEMARY LEAVES, LEMON ZEST AND SALT TO A FINE PASTE.

IF THE MIXTURE SEEMS A LITTLE WET JUST ADD MORE SALT. SET ASIDE.

WHEN THE FRIES ARE PULLED FROM THE OVEN, LIGHTLY SPRINKLE THE SALT OVER THE FRIES.

SERVE HOT

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