My teens love junk food, just like just about every other teenager in America. I resist buying most of it, because I want them to develop a love for more nutritious snacks. This of course means, we have to find a compromise once in awhile, and the oven fries we make often are exactly it.
All five of my teenagers eat these oven fries like they are a bag of potato chips or the oily greasy fries at the local fast food joint. However, they aren’t nearly as bad for you. Now for the record, I did not say they were good for you. I just … didn’t. But they are one of the most filling, delicious snacks we make. Six to Eight fries (one potato) is enough for one serving and pair it with a big bottle of water or even a small salad (my girls like to do that) and you have a yummy, filling snack that can tide you over for hours. No kidding.
Today we decided to make them for the blog and my nephew was spending the day with us. I wasn’t so sure how much he’d love the flavor combination of the Garlic Parmesan Oregano. Guess what?
Never mind… just look at the photographic evidence… He ate three of them himself, which is nearly half a baked potato, and these weren’t terribly SMALL potatoes. Just saying…
Now he’s napping and I’m writing this post and all is well in the world. There are no more fries left, 5 happy teenagers, 1 happy toddler and a pretty satisfied cook, mom and auntie.
You want to make these awesome Garlic Parmesan Oregano oven fries?
- 4 Medium Potatoes
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder (I did not use this, this time because of the oil)
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- Scrub each of the potatoes, then slice each one into 6-8 potato wedges.
- In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder and oregano.
- In another bowl, put the olive oil.
- Dip each potato wedge into the olive oil, coat thoroughly.
- Dredge each potato wedge through the Parmesan cheese mixture. Coating on all sides.
- On a baking pan, arrange the potatoes on a piece of parchment paper (yes I know my pics show tinfoil – I ran out of parchment paper and I had potatoes STUCK to the tinfoil… just trust me – use parchment paper!)
- Arrange the potatoes in a single layer, not touching.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes, until the potatoes are soft, tender and golden.
Mmmmm…. Can you smell them?
You totally need to make these.
Do you enjoy traditional steakhouse fries or the fried greasy ones from fast food restaurants better?