A simple french fry hack to make them stand out, these herby garlic fries are amazing. Crispy french fries with a burst of garlic and herbs to make them jump!
Fried food, you know you love it. I mean who doesn’t love a little treat of fried chicken or a hot basket of fresh french fries. Living in Britain, they must be even more into their fried foods than the Americans, as every town will have its own fish and chips shop. However, nobody has anything on the Scottish.
The Scots clearly embraced frying food, with such delicacies as deep-fried burgers and the famous deep-fried mars bars. In fact, much of the American deep-fried food owes its heritage to Scotland. Essentially it was a protest food, as the Scots didn’t want to slow roast food like the English so fried it instead. So, consider that the next time you have fried cola.
In any case, while you can opt for some healthier choices like my healthy crispy chicken or my baked mars bar, the reality is that fried food is still delicious. So, finding a happy medium is a bit difficult.
Since becoming a parent I have made increasing use of my freezer to help manage to feed a family of four rather than two. For sure there are some homemade meals in there, but there are also big bags of frozen veg and frozen chips to make dinner time a bit more manageable.
While those frozen options are great, they can get boring. I’m always looking for ways to jazz it up a bit. Recently I tried using Chicken Salt, which is amazing. However, my grocery store of choice seems to have paired back their sale of all things Aussie recently, so I needed a new solution. Enter Herby Garlic fries. Honestly, these could not be easier to make and even more simple to each.
Making the Herby Garlic Fries
First, you need a brand of fries (or chips) that you like and cook well. I usually tend to go for McCain’s, as they cook well, are from my neck of the woods, and taste delicious! I then get a good quality baking sheet to cook them on. My love for my Nordicwear pan is well documented, as the heat is well distributed. Cook those little fries until nice and crispy.
In a bowl, I combine my fry seasoning including the herbs and spices. You can even cheat here a bit and opt for the frozen herbs rather than fresh – it will still work and look amazing! As soon as those fries are out of the oven, pour them into a light mixing bowl and sprinkle over the seasoning. A couple of quick tosses to mix, and those put it on the table to see them get devoured while still hot. If you can, a little sparkling of sea salt flakes really makes them stand out, but be quick!
Honestly, if you are cooking up from burgers or other dishes that would go well with fries use these herby garlic fries to give your meal a bit more pop. You can make life even easier by looking at our Cool Chicken Feast. You can download it from our library right now, and get a full shopping list and clear instructions to put together a whole amazing meal, including my Cool Chicken sandwich and my cheats cheesecake. They are so easy and tasty, your guests and family will be so happy they’ll do the cleaning up (or at least more open to the suggestions)!
If you like this, try these
- Summer Roast Potatoes
- Baked sweet potato fries with garlic hummus dip – via The Earthly Edit
- Creamy Fry sauce – via Mom Needs Chocolate
- Loaded Baked Potato Tater Tots – via Vegan Travel Eats
Beer, cold beer. Check out the feast here.
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Food Hack Herby Garlic Fries
- 500 g Oven fries/Oven chips
- 1/4 cup Cilantro
- 1/4 tsp Onion powder
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp Sea salt
- 1 tsp Smoked paprika
- Pre-heat your oven to temp on the oven chips instructions. Chop your cilantro finely, add it to the paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt. This will be your fry seasoning.
- Cook the chips per the instructions, then remove chips and toss with fry seasoning in a big bowl. Enjoy!
One Two Culinary Stew says
Looks good! Will definitely make these fries. Thanks for linking to my fish & chips blog post.
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Living in Glasgow I do know where I can get a deep fried mars bar. But somehow it just doesn’t really take my fancy. Still you never know, there might be one night I’m tempted after a few beers. Ha ha! I’d rather have these fries though, they look delicious!!
David @ Spiced says
I totally know what you mean about the freezer changing once the little one came along. I still try to make homemade meals, but I also keep things around that I know he’ll like. I’m sure you can identify with that one! Robbie loves fries, although I wonder how he’d feel about fries with garlic and herbs? It’s a debate there. However, I know Dad would polish these off in no time at all! Great recipe, my friend!