So I know it’s a little late.
I can hear you saying in your head, “Lauren, the Super Bowl was last week. Get it together.”
I know. But a gal doesn’t need the Super Bowl to eat some fries.
No sirree bob.
Also doesn’t need loads of grease in the form of long sticks.
What does a gal (or guy) need??
Baked garlic french fries dressed in cilantro. A friend to your tastes as well as waistline when you’re craving that handful of salty goodness.
I hear they go well with ketchup.
and chicken nuggets.
fish sticks even.
Basically they will make you and your loved ones crave this junk. The good kind of junk. Who knows, one day you could even sneak some carrots and parsnips in there with non the wiser.
Sneaky (smart) you.
Be creative. Cook.
baked garlic cilantro fries
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20-25 mins
Keywords: potatoes cilantro garlic
Ingredients (2-3 servings)
- 5-6 yukon gold potatoes, cut into thin fries
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 – 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 – 3/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 c. loosely packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, and get a baking sheet with rack ready (if no rack, just line with foil/parchment paper and drizzle with olive oil. Cut the potatoes into fries and place in a bowl of cold water to soak for a few minutes.
Drain the water and dry the fries with paper towel. Once dry, toss the fries with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Lay on a baking sheet in a single layer, preferably one that has a cooking rack so the fries can have the air circulating all around them (and no need to flip.) Bake for 20-25 minutes depending on your oven and how crispy you like your fries. If using a baking sheet without a rack, halfway through the cooking time, flip the fries.
Once done, toss fries with cilantro in a bowl.
Enjoy by the handful!