These delicious fries are baked in the oven with garlic, a little olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper, then sprinkled with freshly grated Parmesan and parsley – to die for!
Inspired by a night out with friends, my girlfriend ordered something very similar although fully fried and I couldn’t stop eating them – I knew I had to make them at home!
To cut them, I used my mandolin and sliced them into 1/4-inch thick slices. Then I took a knife and sliced them into 1/4 inch thin strips. If you cut them thicker you’ll have to adjust the cooking time.
And for those of you who are scared of potatoes, I just want to remind you potatoes are good for you! They are rich in fiber, potassium and magnesium, which are all listed as shortfall nutrients in the American diet. Plus, they are naturally gluten free and part of a clean eating diet!
Skinny Garlic Parmesan Fries
Calories: 192 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 32 g • Fiber: 3 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 1 g
Sodium: 69 mg (without salt) • Cholesterol: 3 mg
1 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed well
canola cooking spray
1 medium (6 oz) potato, russet or yukon gold, washed and dried
kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese (I used Reggiano)
fresh parsley, minced
Combine the oil and crushed garlic in a small bowl.
Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
Cut the potato lengthwise into 1/4-inch thick slices; cut each slice into 1/4-inch thick strips. Place on the baking sheet and toss with the oil and garlic and use your hands to evenly coat. Season with salt and black pepper. Place on a single layer onto the greased baking sheet. Bake uncovered in the center of the oven until tender crisp and golden brown, about 10 minutes on each side. Baking time will vary depending on your baking sheet and your oven.
Remove from the oven and top with parmesan and parsley, eat hot!