Saturday, August 27, 2005

French Fries

We had these for dinner tonight (the plain version) and they were so good. Even my picky kids eat these. They are so much healthier than deep fried french fries, and definitely tastier. I've been making both versions of these for several years, and I love them both ways.

Rosemary and Garlic Oven Fries

1 1/2 lbs. all purpose potatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
2 garlic cloves, crushed

Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Spray 15 1/2" x 10 1/2" jelly roll pan or large cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Cut each unpeeled potato lengthwise in half. Holding each potato half flat side down, cut lengthwise into 1/4 inch thick slices, then cut each slice lengthwise into 1/2 inch wide sticks.

Place potato sticks in large bowl, toss with oil, salt, pepper, rosemary and garlic. Arrange potato sticks in single layer in pan. Roast 30 minutes or until potato sticks are tender and golden, turning potatoes once with wide spatula halfway through roasting time.

Yield: 4 cups - 6 servings

To make plain, eliminate the rosemary and garlic.

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