Monday, April 28, 2014
San Francisco Garlic Fries (Secret Recipe Club)
Another month has flown by and it's Secret Recipe Club time again!
This month I was assigned Melissa's blog Fried Ice and Donut Holes. I really love the story behind her blog's name that her Grandpa used to tell them all to behave or they'd be having fried ice and donut holes (aka nothing) for dinner.
Stories about grandpas are making me a little teary at the moment as we got some sad news yesterday that my Grandad passed away. He was 91, married for more than 60 years to my Grandma (who passed away a few years ago) and an all-round great character. Such a great sense of humour, easy way with people and so successful in everything he put his mind to. He will be missed.
Moving on to this month's recipe, I had a great time perusing Melissa's blog and found some real gems including her No-Bake Energy Bites and Buffalo Chicken Shepherd's Pie. But as soon as I saw the fries they were calling my name.
We're still on a bit of a health kick and tend not to buy takeaway anymore BUT that doesn't mean we can't make our own cheaper and healthier versions at home! And these San Francisco Garlic Fries fit the bill perfectly.
We ate these with some gorgeous pan-fried salmon, avocado and salad on Good Friday and it was an amazing meal. These are hands-down the best fries I've ever made. I kept some plain for Charlie (who's 3 and a very fussy eater) but Oscar loved them with garlic and parsley too.
These are a winner!
San Francisco Garlic Fries
Recipe from Fried Ice and Donut Holes
1 kg potatoes
3 tbs olive oil
4 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tbs fresh parsley, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C / 450 degrees F. Grease 2 baking trays and set aside.
Slice the potatoes into chips and toss in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of the oil then season them with salt and pepper. Spread the chips in single layers on the prepared baking trays and bake for 30 minutes, or until the fries are tender and lightly browned.
Increase the temperature to 260 / 500 degrees and continue cooking for another 5 minutes or so until the fries are dark brown around the edges.
Meanwhile, whisk the remaining tablespoon of oil with the garlic and parsley in a large bowl. Add the hot fries and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving. Try not to eat them all yourself!