Baked Parmesan French Fries

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I have a total weakness for french fries. If they’re offered as a side to something, it’s almost impossible for me to not choose them. I like them fairly thin and crispy, so potato wedges are about the only fries I’m totally cool with passing up on.

Obviously, french fries aren’t super healthy, so I set out to make my own baked version, hopeful that I could still get them relatively crispy. I also added some cheese to them for good measure. Balance, right? Overall, I love how they turned out! Next time, I might put the cheese on halfway through, because it got extra crispy, but in all, they were super delicious, and a great alternative to fried fries. We had them with burgers and they were a total hit!

Printable Recipe
Serves 2

ingredients:
1 large russet potato
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp garlic pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp butter, melted

instructions:
Slice the potato into thin sticks. You can peel off the skin or leave it on – it’s totally up to you.
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In a small bowl, combine the Parmesan cheese, garlic salt, garlic pepper, and Italian seasoning.
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Line a baking sheet with foil, spray with cooking spray, and arrange the potatoes in a single layer.
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Spread the melted butter over the potatoes.
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Sprinkle the cheese mixture over the potatoes.
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Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, then raise the temperature to 425 and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the fries are golden brown and crispy.
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Sprinkle with salt and enjoy!
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Adapted from Pillsbury Appetizers and Snacks

Do you love fries as much as I do? What’s your favorite side to get at restaurants?

Did you catch my post on Chili’s at Home? Check it out!

4 Comments
  • Laura @ Life with Lolo
    August 26, 2014

    Yum! Can’t wait to try these! I can never seem to get fries “crispy” at home, so I am excited to try this method.

  • Finley
    August 28, 2014

    oh what wonderful timing you have!!! i am making homemade burgers tomorrow night and its just not a meal without fries hehe!!! i love your recipes they always work out perfectly!!!

  • chelsea jacobs
    August 28, 2014

    These look fantastic! I’m a sucker for french fries of any kind!

  • Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart
    September 4, 2014

    Omg.. make these for me!

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