I haven’t had a fried french fry in ages! I really can’t tell you the last time. I basically now cut up a fresh potato, toss it with minimal oil, then baked at 400 until cooked through. I found this recipe a while back and I LOVE it and I know you will, too.
Servings: 3 will give you basically a whole potato per person, but you can make it for 6 and it seems plenty.
Points: 6 points if serving 3, 3 point if serving 6
3 cloves Garlic (I LOVE garlic, so you can put in less, 1 might do it if you aren’t a garlic lover)
3 TBS Oil (I use olive oil in everything)
3 TBS Cornstarch
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Small metal bowl OR Small glass bowl OR small (very small) sauce pan
Paper Towels (I use Costco brand paper towels and two are perfect for this)
Put the water on to boil
Preheat the oven to 440
Wash potatoes under cold water
Once all the potatoes are sliced, drop them into the water. You aren’t going to really cook the potatoes through, just par boil, really. They’ll only get partially done. The water doesn’t even have to boil, just be really hot.
Now, since I use a metal bowl, I just place it on very low heat on my electric stove. If you use a sauce pan do the same thing. You want to heat the oil enough that the garlic warms up and it’s yummy flavors just infuse into the oil.
If you don’t have either of those things, I have been known to get a small glass bowl and place it in the water with the potatoes (almost like a double boiler). The main purpose is to heat it so the flavors infuse.
Once that is going, place the paper towels on the baking sheet.
Once the potatoes have been in the hot water for about 10-15 minutes, drain them and transfer them to the paper towels:
Basically, you’re steam drying them. Just let them sit on the paper towels, releasing their steam and drying themselves up a bit.
While they’re doing their job, get the large bowl and put in the cornstarch, garlic powder, salt, and pepper:
The first time I tried this recipe I was a bit hesitant. I mean, cornstarch? On fries? Then I made them. It was very easy to make. Then I tasted them and OH…MY…GOSH! Let me just say, DELICIOUS!
My husband? He LOVES these! He gets so excited every time I make them. I don’t know what it is about these, but they are to die for!
It is a long process (I mean, 40 minutes just to bake but then everything else to prepare it does take a little over an hour from start to finish), but it is so worth it!
If you try them, let me know what you think!