garlic thyme baked fries
I can't believe it's already Wednesday! I guess that means the week is flying by. Such a wet week, but I haven't minded it one bit. It's been a while since it's rained here and honestly ever since we moved to Texas, when it rains it comes in very lengthy spurts and then not again for a while. The main reason I am not hating on the rain this week is because it has brought the temps here down 20 degrees. IT IS AWESOME. I cannot even explain how ready I am for fall. Anyways..
I honestly NEVER fry anything. If I am going to eat something fried, I am going to do it when I go out to eat, not just because I splurge a little more then, but because I can't stand how much it stinks up your house! I will however do a little pan frying, but nothing major. When I make fries at home, I always bake them in the oven. If you get the oven to the right temp and cook them for the right amount of time, I swear you will not be saying, "I wish these were fried!". Additionally, these fries are the absolute perfect side dish for all your summer BBQs! When things are finishing up on the grill, toss these in the oven. Ready to serve right when they come out and your meat comes off the grill!
As I try to do in so many recipes, these Garlic Thyme Baked Fries can be thrown together with items you more than likely have on hand, especially if you have a summer herb garden! Baked fries can be so versatile and I have many ways to get them to perfection up my sleeve to be shared! In an older post, Baked Fries with Cheese Sauce, the fries are tossed with cajun seasoning and baked! If you haven't tried these out, you definitely need to.
Garlic Thyme Baked Fries
- 2 russet potatoes, washed and dried
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
- freshly ground black pepper
- kosher salt
- olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Cut potatoes to desired thinness. Remove skins, if you wish. I love the skins and skip this step!
3. In a small bowl, toss the potatoes lightly in olive oil. You do not need much here! Just to barely coat.
4. On a parchment paper lined baking sheet, evenly place the potatoes. Top with the minced thyme, freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt.
5. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned and crispy!
Until next time,