Monday, January 25, 2010

Garlicky Roasties

Do you like french fries but not the "fry"? How about garlic?

I've made oven fries before but they always end up limp and lifeless. I happened upon this recipe and loved that she added so much garlic to the recipe. I was excited to try it and thought Seth might like it since the potatoes are baked...not fried.

I love these and have made them many times since this first try. They are easy to make (although I warped a plastic bowl in the microwave...use glass...but be careful because it gets hot!) and are wonderfully crispy and flavorful.

Seth wanted to change the name from Garlicky Oven Fries to Garlicky Roasties. He didn't even want FRY in the title. I think the name garlicky roasties is cute and it stuck. We love these!

Garlicky Roasties
Source: Purple Foodie
Yield: 3-4 servings

8 garlic cloves, minced
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges
3 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

1. Preheat oven to 225°C/440° F.

2. Combine the garlic and oil in a large bowl, warming it until the garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute.

3. Transfer 5 tablespoons of the oil (leaving the garlic in the bowl) to the baking dish, coating it well.

4. 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.

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

6. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and bake, turning once, until deep golden brown and crisp, 30 to 40 minutes.

7. Serve with ketchup, mayo or sour cream.

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