Friday, July 17, 2009

Oven Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries

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These fries ROCK plain and simple. Funny how one would still call them "fries" when really they are not "fried" in anything. Nope, these fries are too sophisticated for greasy oil, and much like a skinny swim suit model they prefer to be lightly oiled, slightly accentuated by a few minor spices and baked lying on a cookie sheet basking in the golden glow of the oven, BUT the one thing that sets these fries apart from the skinny swim suit model is that you can actually LOVE them instead of secretly hating them :)

When we were still in PA, my neighbors RAVED over them and I mean RAVED! They could smell the wonderful aroma coming from the windows in the spring and would say "Oh my gosh" someone is cooking something that smells delicious! I once made the mistake of calling them "healthy French fries" and very promptly these little fry guys lost their appeal— that is UNTIL they tasted them!!! A few of the "manly men" of the neighborhood were still the naysayers of the bunch and only relented in a feeble attempt to silence my pleas to try them. Then it happened, they liked them, no wait they LOVED them!!! They urged their wives to get the recipe. So I typed it up and before you know it that very familiar smell began filling the air on our tiny little street. I just KNOW you are going to love them too, but whatever you do, don't call them healthy!!! :)

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Oven Baked Parmesan Seasoned Fries

NOTE: The amounts listed are for every one pound of fries. One pound of fries is the equivelant of appoximately 3 medium potatoes. (I just double or triple the recipe to fit within my needs).

Ingredients:

1 pound of medium russet potatoes (approx 3 medium potatoes)
1 1/2 TBSP of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1/8 tsp Dried Rosemary
1/4 tsp of Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp of Old Bay Seasoning
2 TBSP of Kraft Parmesan Style Grated Cheese (I used reduced fat)

Directions:

*Preheat oven to 425.
*Wash and cut potatoes into 1/8ths.
*Place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with foil (I used Reynolds Release foil so that they will not stick, but you could also either use non-stick cooking spray or lightly grease the top of the foil with extra virgin olive oil).
*Mix all of the spices and the parmesan cheese in a small bowl.
*Place all of the potatoes (remember we are talking about one pound at a time) into a gallon size freezer bag, add olive oil and the parmesan cheese/spice mixture to the bag.
*Seal the bag and shake until the potatoes are evenly coated.
*Once thoroughly coated dump onto the prepared cookie sheet and spread in a single layer.
* Bake 30-45 minutes or until tender and lightly golden brown. (Baking times will vary depending on the amount of fries that you make and the size that you cut them). For the ones shown in the picture they were baked at 425 for 45 minutes.

ENJOY!

72 comments:

  1. These sound so delicious, even healthy! = ) I can't wait to try them. I think my husband will be impressed, but then I'll have to let him in on the secret of where I found the recipe. (sigh)

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  2. ohhh sooo yummy! I love adding parn cheese to anything potato!!!

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  3. Baked fries are my families favorite although I've never used the parm cheese. I'll have to give that a try next time because it looks wonderful.

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  4. Baked Fries do rock..this recipe looks great:)

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  5. BOOKMARKED. no question i'll be making this and my boyfriend will be floored! thanks.

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  6. These fries look delicious. My dad always baked fries and they were plain nasty lol. But I figured it out. He was missing all of the above lol. I cant wait to try these out. Yummy!

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  7. Ooh, yum that sounds great!! By the way, you are hilarious: "BUT the one thing that sets these fries apart from the skinny swim suit model is that you can actually LOVE them instead of secretly hating them :)" -- You're too funny!!!

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  8. Delicious!! My boyfriend just walked in and saw these and said "yum yum".

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  9. These are great. I made them last night. I used a different potato, and will need to adjust the cooking time a bit-- a few were too brown, but the basic idea works beautifully.

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  10. Made these the other night, delicious!

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  11. These look amazing! Thanks!

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  12. These sound so good! I love to make my own fries and season them with different seasonings. I'll definitely give these a try!

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  13. I made these with dinner tonight--they were delicious! Thanks so much for the recipe, we loved it!

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  14. What is Old bay seasoning?

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    1. It is in the spices and it is for sea foods.

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    2. Did you ever figure that out?

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    3. It's a spice used mostly for seafood, its delicious!!

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    4. I can't wait to try these. Im a potato lover. I'd rather bake than fry jst abt anything. Thx for sharing!

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  15. This look REALLY good! I am going to have to make them!

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  16. Thanks for sharing this recipe -- found it on Pinterest! Looking forward to trying it.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  17. Do you skin the potatoes or leave the skin on?

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    1. I just left the skin on and they were still delicious!

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  18. Ooh, I love these! I made them with regular 'ol, brown idaho potatoes, and they were incredible :) My husband though I bought them from a restaurant :D

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  19. I love this recipe and blog...I posted it on my community foodie blog. Hope you can come check it out http://www.facebook.com/thefrenchiefoodie

    Also, feel free to post you're recipes or you're favourite foodie tips on it whenever you like!

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  20. Have you eaver tried these with sweet potatoes? I just came across this recipe on Pinterest and was wondering if they would be as good with sweet potatoes.

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  21. I made it and the hubby and I loved it! We ate it with shredded bbq chicken sandwiches and cilantro ranch to dip. Thanks for posting!

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  22. I love that there is not much Parmesan added, so that the other herbs really shrine through. I can't wait to try these, i've actually never had oven baked french fries.

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  23. I am going to make these...they sound great! I just joined your site...I hope you will drop by my blog, and join. New friends welcome!

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  24. I'm gonna try these. They sound yummy!

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  25. Oh these look so yummy! The best part is that they're oven baked. Add some tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese towards the end of cooking and you've got some pizza fries!

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  26. Trying these tonight for dinner :)

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  27. I make these but a little differant, as I make it Gluten Free, as my husband is Celiac

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  28. I had these last night with turkey burgers. Every on in the family thought they were awesome! Thanks for the recipe!

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  29. Making these right now! Can't wait to see how they taste!!

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  30. Looks so good. Can't wait to try them. Thanks for posting.

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  31. I just made these, so yummy!!

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  32. These sound wonderful, but I do have one question...
    What is Old Bay Seasoning? Is it like a seasoning salt? I never heard of it.
    Thanks!

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  33. Just made these today, and just took them out of the oven. They are awesome! I didn't add the thyme, Dried Rosemary or the Old Bay Seasoning (didn't have them in my kitchen) just added everything else and turned out great! Thank you!!

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  34. I made these the other night and they were delicious! I didn't have rosemary so I threw together some other herbs I had in my pantry and added paprika instead of Old Bay, and they acually turned out great. I cut them kind of thin, so they came out really crispy which everyone seemed to enjoy. Great post!

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  35. These look so yummy I can't wait to try them....

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  36. In the oven now and already smell great. Old Bay is a common seafood and poultry seasoning that can be found in the spice section of any grocery store and I left the skin on mine.

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  37. I just showed these to my boyfriend...he is really upset there are no potatoes in the house to make them right away! I guess I'll be going to the store tomorrow, and having these for dinner!

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  38. My wife has been making these for years and they are THE BEST fries ever!

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  39. I hope this isn't a dumb question, is the cheese the refrigerated regular cheese or the kind in the can that you buy to sprinkle on spaghetti?

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  40. leave the peel on

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  41. Made these tonight! Yum!!!

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  42. What is old bay seasoning? I have everything but that.

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  43. I featured these on my blog with a steak and blue cheese sandwich, feel free to grab a feature button if you like! I can see why your friends always ask for them.
    http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/05/blue-cheese-steak-sandwiches.html

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  44. Why don't you provide a print option? or am I just missing it??

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  45. I haven't heard of "Old Bay" seasoning...Where do you get it and what does it look like (bottle, packet, etc.?) I can't WAIT to try these?! :-)

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    1. Old Bay is in the spice area at pretty much every store. It comes in a square style container, it actually almost looks similar to dry mustard (the container, not the spice). It is used on the east coast (Maryland especially) as pretty much a staple spice and on seafood everywhere. Its amazing. (And great on popcorn and regular fries!)

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    2. Miejer carries it by theyre meat department

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  46. I made these tonight with red potatoes. Soooo good!

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  47. I used salt, pepper, fresh chives and Parmesan. I had one problem. I didn't make enough!!!!!

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  48. I made Parm & Truffle Salt fries a while ago and I'm simply obsessed. These males mouth water!

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  49. Thank you so very much for this recipe! The entire family loved them =]

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  50. I am featuring your yummy "fries", with links back to you --of course, at Its So Very Cheri tomorrow.

    Cheri

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  51. Old bay is a seasoning commonly used in the south, if I'm not mistaken. It's a yellow and blue container in the spice aisle, close to the other mixed spices. You can google "diy old bay seasoning" to make a mix if you can't find it at the store :)

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  52. I made these yesterday and they were delicious. We don't have Old Bay seasoning in the UK so I made a variation of this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/old-bay-seasoning-copycat-485216# (not following it exactly and using dashes rather than tablespoons as I just wanted to try it first. These fries really were so lovely. I will definitely make them again. Thanks so much for the recipe! Best wishes, P from London.

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  53. Old Bay Seasoning is a traditional seafood (the label says seafood, poultry, salads and meats)seasoning. Ingredients: Celery salt, spices (including red pepper, black pepper) and paprika. I personally LOVE it, but not on potatoes, so I subbed a veggie seasoning blend.

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  54. I made these today and seasoning was good but next time ill leave the cayenne pepper out they wete to hot and we dont do well with hot stuff but they were really good otherwise.

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  55. Just wanted to congratulate on your blog. It's wonderful and I am looking forward to making these Parmesan fries.

    I appreciate you sharing your delicious food with us.

    Jeff

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  56. I found the Old Bay seasoning in the spice/baking aisle at my local grocery store. It's a yellow square metal can with a red lid.
    These are smelling so good. 45 minutes seems like an eternity!
    I have a question though ... probably to be used next time; do I need to turn these at all during the baking?
    Thank you for sharing!

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  57. I have never made a baked potato dish that either made my friends lose their eager smiles or made my kids walk out. Though I’m just looking at the finished product’s photo, I can almost smell the aroma. I love baked potato strips but unfortunately, my family and friends don’t. Wait ‘till they get a bite of these goods. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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  58. Try making this with turnip fries. Zero carb snack! The seasonings taste great!

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  59. Cheese makes everything 1ox better

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  60. Loved this and am putting a link on my blog today to your post! Along with a chicken recipe and a broccoli recipe I also got from Pinterest. http://lifebeginsatfortysomething.blogspot.com/2013/01/another-pinteresting-meal.html

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  61. made these tonight and linking up in my blog post! Finally, an oven baked french fry that is actually crispy!!

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  62. looks soo delicious....
    yummmiiieeeeee.......................
    :)
    thanx for the receipe ..
    i'll definately try this today..

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