So, these pictures are far from great.
I took these pictures after our fire alarm had gone off. It was a moment of pure CF and yeah, I guess I could’ve taken them later after my heart stopped beating out of my chest, but I wanted to just “get it over with” cause I didn’t want the fries to get soggy.
So, how am I supposed to know that I can’t turn my oven on above 450 degrees? I thought it was a NORMAL occurrence to use your oven that produces HEAT. Apparently, in my apartment, if I ever turn my stove to 500 degrees, the fire alarms in my apartment start blaring. It’s the most annoying screeching beep, I’ve ever heard in my entire life. I’d rather have nails on a chalkboard. Maybe. Not to mention, everything was going fine and dandy in my kitchen before that stupid alarm went off. I was cleaning up and Jason was taking a very deep nap (you can tell it was one of those deep sleeps cause he usually never takes naps and no sound I made would wake that man up, haha except what was about to happen) and I had just checked on the fries. They were halfway done so that meant, you crank up the oven to 500 to brown them. And 2 minutes later..beeeeep beeeeeep. Well, shit.
You hear J from our bedroom, I run in there and I’m like “sorry!!” and he’s like, “well, it’s not my alarm, I tried turning it off!!” (GOD BLESS THIS MAN, hahaha he was in such a deep sleep that he thought it was already the next morning and that it was his ALARM CLOCK). I guess it took him a few seconds to realize “oh, Julie tried to burn down our apartment.” So we opened our screen door (this is assuming the fire alarm went off cause there was smoke BUT THERE WASN’T ANY, which leads me to believe my apartment complex just doesn’t want me to cook) and started furiously fanning our fire alarms with pillows like idiots. It finally stopped, but too late cause our ears were already well on their way to bleeding.
And there you have it. This is how the garlic fries came to be. What even possessed me to cook them in the first place was cause I love Gordon Biersch’s garlic fries. I will go and order them just purely to taste that garlic and fried taste. Yeah, I’m disgusting. Whatever. If you’ve ever had it there, it’s the best thing they have. And you pair it with an ice cold beer (that they brew there) and burger and you’re set.
- 5 in russet potatoes, cut lengthwise, like you see the above pictures
- A good amount of vegetable oil, maybe 1/8 cup total
- 5 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 handful of parsley, finely minced
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees and spray baking sheets with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the cut potatoes and drizzle oil all over them and toss to coat the potatoes well.
- Season with salt and pepper. Divide up the potatoes on two baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes, or until browned and tender.
- After 30 or so minutes, increase the oven temperature to 500 degrees and bake for another 5-7 minutes until they're crisp and brown.
- In the meantime, in another bowl, mix together the oil, garlic, and parsley.
- Once the fries are done, using tongs, put the hot fries in the bowl with the garlic oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.