Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The Fries the Limit

Could I get any cornier than that? Yes. Indeed I could. But I'll spare you, again, because I like you; the collective 'you' that read this blog, that is.
As common law around our household, weekends are made for munching. Finger foods, appetizers, a little this, and maybe even a little bit of that. This initiative usually takes place in the warmer months of the year. The time of year when it's too hot outside to eat a post food-comatic meal that involves hours of belly up positioning and one-handed belt loosening maneuvers.
Ahh, yes. The weather is starting to feel comfortable again. Warm and happy. My comfy coat is finally itching to come off.
Now, in order to abide by our household mandates, I opted to make fries this weekend. Not the French kind (though, in fact, french fries are far from French). I chose one of its neighbors. The Italian fries. And you are absolutely NOT allowed to dip these in mayonnaise. I forbid it.

Baked Italian Fries
Oven Italian Fries
-kindly snagged from Sweetnicks

4 large potatoes, washed and thinly cut
1 Tbs butter, melted
1 Tbs olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp basil
3/4 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 c parmesan

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

1. In large bowl, toss potatoes with all ingredients except parmesan.
2. Spread on a cookie sheet in a flat layer.
3. Bake for 10 minutes.
4. Pull out and toss in same large bowl with parmesan (this helps the cheese to slightly melt and stick to the fries).
5. Bake for another 20-30 minutes, turning twice with a spatula to brown evenly.

Serve with a good helping of not-mayo (aka ranch dressing or ketchup), or eat alone. They are scrumptious.


At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Mom said...

I'm so glad the coat is coming off soon! I do think that food-comatic needs a link.

At 9:23 PM, Blogger MonkeyBites said...

yes, the coat may be crawling off soon....;)

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At 10:36 AM, Anonymous Alyssa (little sis) said...

mmmmmm.......I think my stomach is a rumbling a tumbling. Those Italian fries really do look scrumptious. I'm gonna make mom bake those. :D yummy, yummy, yummy!!!

At 7:10 AM, Blogger Karin said...

Oh no! No mayonnaise with the potatoes. Never. I am Swedish,you know. Swedish potatoes are yellowish, and have so much flavor.

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At 9:37 AM, Blogger dawn said...

Wow! those fries sounds delicious...i'm visiting your blog first time...i wanna try it...i'm gonna get the ingredients from www.myethnicworld.com and try it.

At 11:05 AM, Anonymous christine said...

This is awesome Oven Italian Fries! I am a sucker for potato so I know a good potato dish when I see one and this is one of it. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!

At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Catering Supplies said...

Awesome, these will be made this weekend. Thanks for the recipe!!


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