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Garlic Parmesan Fries

These Garlic Parmesan Fries are fluffy on the inside and ultra crispy on the outside. They're oven baked and BURSTING with flavour!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Soaking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 4
Calories per serving: 287kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £1 / $1

Equipment

  • 1-2 Large Greaseproof Oven Trays & Plastic Turner
  • Large Bowl & Spatula
  • Clean Tea Towel
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board
  • Fine Cheese Grater

Ingredients

  • 1.6lb / 750g Large Potatoes (Russets/Maris Pipers work great)
  • 3/4 cup / 60g freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • finely diced Fresh Parsley, to serve (optional)

Instructions

  • Slice the potatoes into 1/4" disks (leave skins on), then slice those disks into fries. Try and make sure all the fries are similar size so they cook at an even rate.
  • Add fries to a bowl of cold water, give them a swish around with your hand then leave to soak for AT LEAST 20mins. This is important to draw out the starch from the potato, so the longer the better.
  • Drain away water and thoroughly dry both the bowl and the fries. It's important to remove as much moisture from the potatoes as possible in order to prevent them from steaming, which in turn would prevent them from getting crispy.
  • Place fries back in the bowl and combine with 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Sprinkle in parmesan and give them a final stir until the parmesan has evenly distributed and attached to the fries.
  • Spread the fries out on your tray(s), ensuring they're not touching. Although tedious, it's important to give the fries space or they'll a) stick together and b) steam instead of roasting.
  • Bake for 25-35mins at 200C/390F, flipping once half way, or until golden and crispy. Timings will vary so just be vigilant. Allow to cool for a few mins (they'll crisp as they cool), then garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Quick Demo

Notes

a) Oven Trays - Really important to use a greaseproof tray, or the parmesan will stick to the tray and make the fries hard to remove. To see if you'll need two trays or not I usually place them on a tray after I've cut them just to test how much room there will be. Chances are you probably will.
b) Can these be frozen? - Sure! Just allow them to completely cool then pop in a zip lock bag. Reheat in the oven at 180C/356F until they crisp up again.
c) Calories - Based on sharing between 4 people:

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Parmesan Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 287 Calories from Fat 109
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.13g19%
Saturated Fat 3.868g24%
Trans Fat 0.167g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.053g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.286g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 639mg28%
Potassium 811mg23%
Carbohydrates 36.64g12%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 1.18g1%
Protein 9.49g19%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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