Parmesan and Garlic Fries

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These are to die for!  The hardest thing about this recipe is cutting up the potatoes.   I wanted mine to look like fries so it took a bit to cut them up and then I realized I had a little contraption that would have done it for me.   Argh!!!  No matter how you cut them up, you have to try them ~ they would be perfect for a Super Bowl party, too.

Parmesan and Garlic Fries

4 large russet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch strips ~ you can leave them unpeeled if you prefer
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preheat oven to 425º.

In a large mixing bowl, place the cut potatoes and pour the olive oil over the top. Sprinkle on the garlic, thyme and seasoned salt. Mix well until the potatoes are evenly coated. Spread the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer. DO NOT throw away the oil that is left in the bowl.

Bake 30 minutes, turning the fries over halfway through (I didn’t do this because I forgot and I don’t think it really matters if you do or you don’t). After 30 minutes of baking, return the fries to the bowl with excess oil and sprinkle with the Parmesan cheese and parsley. Toss to coat and return to baking sheet and bake for another 10 minutes.

If desired, sprinkle fries again with a few shakes of Parmesan and a few shakes of seasoned salt.

Makes 4 servings.

Happy Cooking!

Spicy Baked Fries

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Don’t let the name fool you ~ they really aren’t all that spicy.  In fact, if you like more spice, add some cayenne.  These are so good and I’m not that big a fan of baked fries.  Easy to make and I doubled the recipe.

Spicy Baked Fries

1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 large baking potato
cooking spray

In a ziplock bag, combine all the spices. Cut the potato into lengthwise wedges ~ I like to make mine on the thin side so they get crunchy in the oven but cut them however you like. Spray the wedges with cooking spray and dump in the ziplock with the spices and smoosh around until the potatoes are covered with spice.

Place in a single layer on a greased (with cooking spray) cookie sheet and bake, uncovered, at 450º for 25-30 minutes or until golden.

Makes 2 servings.

Happy Cooking!