Thursday, July 19, 2012

Baked Garlic Cilantro Fries

A healthy version of fries, minus the oil and deep frying process :)

Russet potatoes (medium size), cut into fries.
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbps garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped cilantro (parsley) for garnishing

Soak the potatoes into a bowl of cold water for about 10-15 minutes minutes. Some say this process is to remove the starch, but that didn't make much sense to me. My guess is it's probably to help the potato cook more thoroughly during the baking process, so you don't end up with a burnt exterior and semi-raw interior. Pat dry and leave aside.

Preheat the over to 220°, and lay an aluminum foil on the rack. Arrange the potatoes on the tray (try not to overlap, give them some room) and add the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss until everything is evenly coated, and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until it's done. Transfer the potatoes into a large bowl and toss it with the chopped cilantro. Enjoy!