Monday, July 6, 2009

Oven baked Parmesan fries

I'm home alone tonight. I cooked a good lunch for Alex and I, and am just feeling soo lazy. Plus I'm not starving. It's ok to just have french fries for dinner, right? Nobody's around, let's just keep it a secret. Tomorrow I'll have vegetables for lunch to balance things out.

Oven baked Parmesan fries
I made these with one potato, but feel free to use two or three or more if you're making them for more than just yourself, secretly, while your husband isn't around.

1 potato
1 t salt
pepper
1 T olive oil
1/3 c Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 425, and line a cookie sheet with some foil (clean up is so easy!). Cut potato lengthwise into strips about 1/3" wide, and then cut into thin strips. Toss with salt and pepper and olive oil. Bake about 45 minutes, tossing every 10. In the last 5 minutes, add the cheese, toss to coat, and cook until crispy.

You know what's a good idea? Eating these with homemade ranch dressing. But you know, that's totally up to you.

9 comments:

  1. Wow, these look really seriously naughtily good!

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  2. I will keep your secret since you posted the recipe! ;-)

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  3. Gorgeous photos! These will be a perfect side dish. What if I eat them for breakfast?! I just might.

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  4. Those are some good looking fries! AND, they are oven baked, so no need to feel guilty. Remember...potatoes ARE vegetables! ;)

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  5. I love thin fries so much more than the thick-cut ones. They are so elegant!

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  6. Yum...Those look perfect...my ovenbaked fries always stick to the pan...

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  7. These fries look really delicious. Since it's oven baked, I guesss I could have double helpings instead, haha!

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  8. My husband and I had some of these at a little restaurant on the Oregon Coast last month, and we consumed them! I bet the ones we had weren't baked though...thanks for a bit of a healthier version! He'll be so surprised when I serve them to him :)

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  9. You know, my oven fries neeevvvver come out that good. Then again, I dont know if I'm ever good enough to wait 45 minutes to eat them!

    They look great!

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