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August 09, 2007

side dish
Basil Garlic fries

This recipe was adapted from one at AllRecipes.

  • 4 red potatoes, medium sized
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese - grocery stores tend to carry this pre-shredded in the refrigerated section if you don't have a hard cheese grater
  • 2 T grated parmesan cheese - from the can for a smaller texture of cheese
  • Fresh Basil by the stalk, about 10 large leaves cut finely
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Olive oil

Preheat oven to 425°.

Wash and chop the potatoes into long sticks, about a 1/2 x 1/2 x the length of the potato, or smaller if you desire.

Prepare the basil by rolling several leaves into small tubes and then cutting it with a sharp knife. This makes long skinny pieces. Prepare the garlic by peeling each clove and then either cutting into very small pieces with a knife or using a chopper that makes faster work of cutting garlic. Note: you could also use minced garlic in a jar, or garlic powder, but the fresh is a very nice touch

Put all ingredients into a large bowl and toss with your hands to get it nicely mixed and everything on the potatoes.

Spray non-stick cooking spray on a baking sheet with sides (15x10x1) or a large casserole dish. The baking sheet will allow for more individual browning of the fries. Place the contents of the bowl in the pan, and try to keep the potatoes to one layer if possible. Bake for 15 minutes and then turn and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until crispy but tender.

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