Extra crispy curly fries made, with a spiralizer, are loaded with garlicky goodness and perfect side dish for any burger!
Oops. I did it again!
No, I am not singing the Britney Spears break through song. Which seems like one hundred million years ago…
Let’s take a trip back. That song came out in 2000. Which would make me in 6th grade. Whoa. All the way back to middle school.
I went to a catholic school (all the way until college!) where I had the privilege of wearing a uniform. Don’t bash it. It was the best thing since sliced bread. It was especially favored in high school. I never had to worry about what cute new outfit I should where to impress that weeks new crush, or what fancy new jewelry I could show off. Instead, I was lucky enough to choose between a lovely khaki skirt or a navy skirt (I ALWAYS went for the navy. Sorry khaki, you are so 1985.) And for shirt choices…either light blue (oh please) or white. Definitely went for the crisp white.
The only down part (well probably not only), was winter. Oh what a bia that was. Skirt + bare legs = devil.
OH. Then there was this one time that it iced over and we had a massively long and steep driveway and I thought it would be a fantastic idea to walk down it. Well then, I proceeded to slip, fall straight onto my fanny then slide.all.the.way.down.on.my.behind. Holy mother of goodness. That day straight up made me turn on my beloved uniforms forever. We were no longer friends.
So what does all this have to do with Crispy Garlic Fries?
Honestly? Not much besides that song making me take a trip down memory lane.
But seriously. I did it again. I made curly fries again with my spiralizer!
Guys, they are out of this world. They are all thin and crispy. Exactly like the little tidbits that fall to bottom of the fry basket that everyone likes to fight over. Oh yes. Except they are healthy for you.
I baked them! Not going to lie, fryers scare the crap out of me. Too many hours working in kitchens and getting splattered and burned by that darn fryer. Plus, if you know anything about this blog its the fact that I love healthier foods.
But I couldn’t present just plain fries to you. That would be just wrong. So on went garlic. And I mean a lot. These may not be the best recipe to choose if you are cooking for new beau or having a dinner party. BUT they are perfect for a family dinner where everyone already loves each other no matter smelly breath or not.
These fries are shorter on calories, but full of flavor. Garlic fries for the win!
Tools I used to make this recipe:
- 2 large russet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 whole head garlic
- 2 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tsp pepper
- For serving, warmed marinara sauce
- Preheat oven to 400* F.
- Spiralize the potatoes, using the smallest blade. (I use the Paderno Spiralizer)
- Mince the garlic.
- Toss with olive oil, garlic, garlic salt and pepper.
- Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread fries out evenly on sheets; try not to crowd the fries too much. You don't want the fries to steam.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until fries are golden brown.
- Transfer to serving dish and enjoy immediately with marinara sauce
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