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?
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?