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Family-Favorite Baked Fries

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 10 mins Cook 20 mins
Family-Favorite Baked Fries
  • 6  russet potatoes or potato type of your choice (try red, yellow, white or fingerlings)
  • 6  cloves of garlic
  • 8  sprigs  fresh thyme, picked from stems
  • 5  tablespoons  olive oil
  •  Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

2. Place whole potatoes (do not poke) into microwave-safe covered dish.

3. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes. Let cool.

4. Cut each potato lengthwise into 8 even wedges

5. In a large mixing bowl toss the potatoes with garlic cloves, olive oil and thyme, and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

6. Arrange the potatoes and garlic in a single layer on a baking sheet.

7. Bake for 10 minutes until the potatoes are crisp, rotate and cook an additional 10 minutes until dark golden brown on all sides. Transfer to a plate and serve.

From the Test KitchenFresh Rosemary Fries:
  • Follow original directions, but omit thyme and garlic and replace with 4 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary, reduce olive oil to two tablespoons.
Baked Chili-Cheese Fries:
  • Omit thyme, garlic cloves, olive oil and black pepper. Stir together 3 teaspoons chili powder and 2 teaspoons each: dried cilantro, onion powder, garlic powder and ground cumin in a small bowl. Sprinkle on potatoes before baking. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican blend cheese over cooked fries and bake for a minute or 2 longer to melt cheese.
Steakhouse Baked Barbecue Fries:
  • Omit thyme, garlic cloves and olive oil. Stir together salt, pepper and 2 teaspoons garlic powder and 2 teaspoons onion powder in a small bowl. Brush potato wedges with 1/2 cup barbecue sauce, then sprinkle seasonings over potatoes before baking.
Nutrition Facts (Family-Favorite Baked Fries)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 180,
  • Fat, total (g) 4,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 34,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 0,
  • fiber (g) 3,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 9,
  • vit. A (RE) 0,
  • vit. C (mg) 35,
  • calcium (mg) 20,
  • iron (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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