Ah crispy, salty, yummy French Fries! Who doesn’t love them? Fried potatoes are probably the most popular item on fast food menus around the world. They’re served with everything from burgers to kebobs!
But in the past 10 years or so the humble French Fry has gone gourmet. They’re now tossed, topped, and smothered with everything from garlic powder to chili, and truffles. Gourmet French Fries have gotten so popular that even McDonald’s ventured into its territory with their Shake fries. (Now that didn’t go so well. Who wants to pour an order of McD’s fries into a bag, sprinkle with seasoned powder and shake? Not me that’s for sure! We tried it and came to the conclusion that McDonald fries are best left alone.)
Many restaurants have also turned to fresh hand cut fries instead of the standard bags of frozen potatoes. And they’re frying them in healthier oils, namely olive oil.
This “new” trend of gourmet fried potatoes is not new at our house. I’ve always made fried potatoes or french fries from real potatoes. I’m not too crazy about frozen potatoes. And I’ve been seasoning fries for ages!
One of our favorites are Garlic, Rosemary, Parmesan Fries. Seriously who can resist a blend of garlic, rosemary, and parmesan cheese? A perfect combo in my book!
Garlic, Rosemary, Parmesan Fries are the perfect side dish for burgers! They go well with just about anything you make. They’s super good just by themselves. And their fried in olive oil which gives them a better flavor than frying in vegetable oil.
Here’s my recipe. Make plenty, they go fast!
8 Large Russet Potatoes, scrubbed, peeled, and cut into thin strips
Olive Oil for frying
2 Tbs. Fresh Garlic, roughly chopped
2 Tbs. Fresh Rosemary, roughly chopped
1/2 Cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese, grated
Wash and peel potatoes then cut into thin strips
Heat about 1″ – 1 1/2″ of olive oil in a deep pan
Drop potato strips into hot oil
Fry until crisp and golden brown
Drain on paper towel, gently pat the fries with the paper towel to remove excess oil
Pour fries in a large mixing bowl
Add remaining ingredients and toss until the toppings are evenly distributed