Happy Mother’s Day! If the weather is nice enough in your area, treat your mom with a delicious BBQ dinner. These Parmesan Oven fries will be the perfect compliment. I love a good french fry. However, they are a guilty pleasure when deep fried…so I wanted to try to master the art of a crispy fry without the fryer. When I saw the idea to double-bake potatoes I knew that is exactly what I’ve been looking for. You originally saw these with my Mouth Watering Reuben Burgers (if you didn’t see that burger, you MUST run over and see it!). But wait. Salt and fries go together like peanut butter and jelly. Parmesan? Now that’s my secret ingredient! I love parmesan cheese! I amped these fries up with a touch of parmesan and the perfect french fry was born.
Because grilling and BBQ season is upon us, you’ll want to keep this recipe handy. These are the perfect side dish to any hamburger. If you missed burger week last week, pop over and see these fantastic burgers: my Queso Blanco Cinco de Mayo Burger, Mouth Watering Tasty Reuben Burger, Guacamole Bacon Burger, delicious Sautéed Mushroom & Swiss Burger with Caramelized Onions and lastly Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger! Stay tuned, because I’ve got another fantastic fry recipe coming at you next week!
Double-Baked Crazy-Crisp Parmesan Oven Fries
These Double-Baked Crazy-Crisp Parmesan Oven Fries are a crispy fry that's oven baked for a healthier alternative to the traditional deep fried. Throw in some parmesan cheese and you've got the tastiest fries around!
- 6 medium potatoes
- 1-2 tbsp. olive oil
- 4 oz. parmesan cheese
- Salt to taste
- Parsley optional
Preheat oven to 350 F. Set a cooling rack over each of 2 baking sheets.
Peel potatoes and cut lengthwise into very thin slices (the thinner, the crispier), Cut slices into equally thin strips.
In a large bowl drizzle fries lightly with olive oil and salt. Arrange fries on the cooling racks in a single layer being careful not to overcrowd.
Roast for 30 minutes.
Remove fries and increase oven temp to 425 F. Toss the fries in a large bowl with parmesan and parsley.
Return to oven and bake until very crispy and brown, 15-20 minutes.
I prepared my fries a day in advance. Once cut, I placed in a bowl, covered with water, and refrigerated until ready to use.
Adapted from The Book of Burger by Rachael Ray
Some delicious summer sides that you will love to take to your next BBQ!