It’s no secret: everyone loves French fries. The dish serves as the perfect match for your favorite burger or sandwich. Some people whimsically point out that “It’s the potato in your meat and potato diet.”
Unfortunately, too many people fulfill this guilty pleasure at fast food joints like McDonald’s. Next time, instead of supporting unsustainable businesses and exposing yourself to unhealthy foods, make them at home! Here is a healthy, tasty, and simple alternative to eating your favorite snack (and maybe you’ll even feel a little less guilty!). All in all, these baked french fries eliminate the need to fry in excessive amounts of oil and can be enjoyed with a veggie burger or just by themselves - they are so good!
- 4 medium organic russet potatoes, unpeeled
- 1/4-1/2 cup of organic olive oil
- 3-4 organic garlic cloves, smashed and minced
- 1/4 cup of fresh organic herbs: parsley and basil
- Handful of organic blue cheese crumbles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425°. Line two baking sheets with tin foil, and place in preheated oven.
- Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick strips both width and lengthwise. Rinse potato strips in water. Drain and pat potatoes dry with a towel.
- Mix olive oil and potatoes in large bowl and toss until completely coated. Remove preheated pans from the oven and spread potatoes evenly between two the baking sheets in a single layer.
- Roast for about 40 minutes (turning frequently) or until potatoes are golden brown and crispy.
- Place potatoes in a large bowl and toss with fresh herbs, garlic and salt.
- Top with blue cheese or serve on side (optional).
This recipe was contributed by Jake Webster, chef and food aficionado.