I used to love Arby’s curly fries. What’s not to love? …except for all the health detriments, of course.
Then one day I made these at home, and to me, they taste quite a lot like those curly fries, only with no junk! I love these fries so much. And they are easy.
You will need:
First, you need to get your adorable little helper:
That’s Jacob, at 5 months. I am still in denial that my baby isn’t a newborn anymore. But look at him!!
Anyway. Grab your potatoes and wash them.
Slice them about 1/2″ thick.
Then, slice them again into fry shapes. You can make them bigger or smaller than this depending on your preference.
Put them all on a tray.
Now, you need your garlic.
Take just 2 – 3 cloves, and peel them. That thing sitting next to my garlic cloves in a microplane grater. It basically makes the garlic into a pulp, no chunks at all, which is what we want.
Now, grate your garlic onto your fries. Don’t worry about spreading it; we’ll do that in a couple minutes. See my garlic clumped there?
Add your sea salt
, about 1/2 tsp. or so — just a liberal, light coating of the fries.
Then pour your olive over, about 3 – 4 tbsp. I know, I know: don’t heat olive oil. I don’t think it reaches the smoke point in the oven though. I wouldn’t fry these on the stove with olive oil (I’d use lard or tallow), but I don’t think it’s too bad in the oven. If you’re worried, choose coconut oil
or lard — I’ve used both several times.
Stir your fries around so they get evenly coated with everything. You could toss them in a bowl, but why dirty a separate dish? My adorable helper was starting to get fussy, until I got to this step — then he was totally fascinated.
Put your fries in a 350 degree oven. They’ll need to bake close to an hour (we don’t want to turn the temperature higher to avoid that problem of reaching the smoke point).
Halfway through baking, stir them. See how they’re starting to look cooked?
Then you wait until they look golden brown, and they’re done! Wasn’t that easy? And yummy! If you want less-easy but amazing fries, you can also try my method for that.
**This post has been entered in Tuesdays at the Table, at All the Small Stuff and Tempt my Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace.**
Does your family enjoy fries? What’s your favorite side dish?
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