The carnivore and I love fries as much as the next person. But, we don't indulge in fast food too often, so we don't get many chances to get our french fry fix. So to assuage our inner fry guy, I decided to make a healthier version at home recently to go with our grilled burgers. Surprisingly it wasn't that hard.
I started by peeling a four to five medium yukon gold potatoes. Not fun, but not impossible. In the meantime I preheated the oven to 425 degrees. Next, and this is the real trick, I sliced the potatoes into that familiar fast food fry shape - long thin strips. I placed these strips in a large bowl. I added about 2 tblsp of olive oil, 1 tsbp of kosher salt, and two minced garlic cloves. I tossed the mixture till the potatoes were well coated. I then transferred the fries to a foil lined baking sheet. I cooked the fries for about 25 minutes. Once they were crispy, I removed them from the oven and topped them with some chopped fresh parsley from our garden and grated parmesan.
They were divine, and totally calmed our fast food fry cravings. Plus, we didn't put over 500 calories and twenty grams of fat (yes, you read that right) into our bellies. Guilt free and delicious - what more can you want?