Thursday, May 5, 2011

Crispy Oven Baked Fries


Oh what a week. It has been exams after exams and another exam to happen in a few days time. I apologize for the long wait for the post and for the short entry you will soon realize. I made these fries on Sunday and boy were they good. Pity there isn't duck fat lying anywhere near my fridge or I will pop a bottle of champagne to go with these.

A simple recipe you will find, I hope you will enjoy it. I'm a little exhausted, I'll see you soon. Bye!

serves 4

4 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced into 1/4 inch sticks
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
100ml light olive oil or duck fat + extra for greasing
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp paprika
sea salt

- Preheat oven 220C.

- Firstly, we want to infuse the oil with garlic. Put garlic into a saucepan, fill it with oil and bring it to sizzling simmer on medium heat. Turn off the heat and allow garlic oil mixture to cool for 15-30 mins.

- After slicing your potatoes, thoroughly pat them dry with paper towels.

- Remove garlic from oil with a strainer.

- Toss potatoes with garlic oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt.

- Grease two baking sheet generously.

- Spread the potatoes onto the two baking sheets and bake them in the oven for 25-35 mins or until nicely browned and crispy.

- When done, carefully transfer the fries into a bowl and toss it with onion powder and paprika. Check for seasoning and add more salt if needed. Add some dried parsley if you fancy.

- Serve with homemade tomato ketchup, aioli or tomato sauce. Enjoy it with sparkling wine.


  1. Baking can be done with the right kitchen equipment.

  2. Crispy over baked fries recipe shared by you is fantastic. The recipe is superb.