Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oven Baked Garlic Potato Fries

Happy Hump Day!  Its "The Happy Hour" here at The Slow Roasted Italian every Wednesday we will be bringing you fantastic dishes you would find at happy hour.

Today we have oven baked Garlic Wedges (Fries).  These are fabulous, flavorful and crispy.  The perfect fry out of your own oven.  The garlic seemed overwhelming while it was baking, but the flavor was perfect when it was done.  The corn starch helps create a fantastic crust on the fry.  I served these with ranch dip, a perfect accompaniment.  I hope you enjoy.

We enjoyed these so much I made them again tonight for dinner.  Yes, you heard me...  Following a long day with Em, poor baby is sick for the first time, we just wanted to relax with some comforting fast food.  So, instead of wasting the money to go out and get garbage food I made these fries again!! Oh so good!

 Recipe adapted from Purple Foodie 

Garlic Oven Baked Fries
8 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ½ pounds russet potatoes, cut into wedges
4 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour
1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt
1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 440° F.

Combine the garlic and oil in a large bowl, warming it in the microwave until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.  Transfer 5 tablespoons of the oil (leaving the garlic in the bowl) to the baking dish, coating it well. 

 Add the potatoes to the bowl with the garlic mixture and toss to coat. 

 Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and microwave on high power until the potatoes are translucent around the edges, 3 to 6 minutes, shaking the bowl to redistribute the potatoes halfway through cooking.

Combine the cornstarch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the hot potatoes and toss well to coat.

Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake, turning once, until deep golden brown and crisp, 30 to 40 minutes.  Serve with your favorite condiment.


  1. I love baking fries especially since i learned that trick a few years back with the cornstarch! It is genius I tell you. Love the garlic flavor you incorporated here

  2. Love, love this style of roasted potatoes. I see the beer in the background and it's a perfect pairing. Thanks for sharing.


  3. They look perfect! I've never heard of adding cornstarch for a nice crust - can't wait to try it!

  4. This looks so yummy...Soon will try this...I am bookmarking this...YUM YUM...Thanks for the recipe dear...

  5. Just made rosemary garlic roasted potatoes for dinner last night. Great minds !

  6. I love oven roasted potatoes, and even better with garlic! Bookmarked, will make these soon!

  7. I could be happy just like that! Roasted potatoes and a Blue Moon. What a fine happy hour! I recently heard about cornstarch on oven roasted or fried foods. Sounds great and looks delicious.

  8. I'm so glad I found your blog today! Great recipes and photography :) Looking forward to reading more!

  9. Mmmmm yummy oven fries. I usually go Cajun for mine but I am loving the garlic in these.

  10. One of my favorite things at a favorite brewery restaurant is their garlic fries. Yours look wonderful! Can't wait to try them!

  11. My hubby could eat potatoes with every a new, delicious recipe is just what I need! These look fabulous, Donna!

  12. Thank you so much for stopping by my site! I am so glad I came to see these potatoes! They look crispy and delicious! Can't wait to look around more.

  13. I absolutely love garlic and these sound amazing! I love that they aren't fried and I don't have to worry about making an oily mess. Thanks for sharing!

  14. love potato fries and love to try this one =)

  15. Sounds amazing! Just perfect comfort food :)

  16. Mmm garlic fries are well tasty! The cornstarch is an interesting twist, many times I try to get crispy fries in the oven but all I get is a limp frie :(
    Thanks for sharing and the cool tip..

  17. I love that you do Happy Hour - I know I definitely need one on Wednesday - perfect! Funny, I actually made these fries from her site before and I can attest that they are a-mazing. The garlic flavor is great and they cook up perfectly!

  18. These were truly fantastic, Donna. I am most definitely trying the cornstarch next time.

  19. The fries looks delicious! Simple and easy to do. Perfect for a Illinois Basset student like me. Thanks again for a really wonderful recipe!

  20. fantastic recipe ! the cornstarch perfect for making them crispy ! thanks for this one......... !


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