Baked Fries with Garlic Sauce and Oregano. Baked potato wedges served with garlic hummus tahini Oregano sauce. These Garlic Fries are super addictive and just like the deep fried Mediterranean Garlic Fries. Add vegan feta if you like. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Snack Recipe. Pin this Recipe!
Every time I am around Bellevue, I remember how much I like the food at Garlic crush and pick up a falafel sandwich and their garlic fries sans feta. They are fries, all fried, crisp and hot dripping with this garlicky tangy dressing. Its one of those once a while indulgence like fried Samosas.
Most days we pick up the just fries for the road. I have no clue why I always get hungry as soon as I am in the car. Even if it is right after a heavy lunch. 5 Minutes into the drive, I will get an urge to munch. It probably runs in the family. Or so Mom says. I cannot imagine how she handled 3 constantly munching kids while driving them around :).
I decided to so something about that craving with a baked version. I feel much happier eating this and my tummy thanks me too! for several reasons including homemade is always better/fresher. These baked garlic fries take just a few minutes to throw together. Chop up potatoes, toss in oil and bake. Cook some chopped garlic to golden. Blend the sauce + garlic and keep ready. Dress (the fries) and impress. For variation, use baked sweet potatoes or root vegetables.
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- Spicy Pepper Crisp Cauliflower bites with celery ranch
- Zucchini chickpea Fritters.
Bake the potato, prep the sauce and garlic. Dress liberally and serve these garlicky Baked Garlic Fries! Ignore the messy dressing bowl. These fries will do this to you. The urge to eat them all before the photos are done.
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- 2 large russet potatoes cut into thin wedges or fat match sticks
- 2 to 3 tsp starch like arrowroot or flour
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp or more dried oregano or use fresh
- 2 tsp oil
- 5 cloves of garlic minced/finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp hummus or use cooked chickpeas + lemon juice
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 2 to 3 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- salt to taste 1/4 to 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/4 tsp or more dried dill or parsley
- 2 to 3 Tbsp water as needed to thin
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or oregano for garnish
Bake the fries: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F / 220ºc. Chop the potatoes. Press a paper towel on the potatoes to absorb excess moisture if needed.
- In a large bowl, add the chopped potatoes and toss in flour/starch. Then add oil and mix in. Sprinkle will salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and mix in.
- Spread the potatoes on parchment lined baking sheet with atleast a 1/4 inch between them. *Parchment papers have oven safe temperature mentioned on them. Do not use parchment with temp rating lower than 425. Bake on a greased baking sheet instead.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Turn the sheet around and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes or until golden/golden brown on most edges. do not over bake to too much brown as the potatoes get bitter when burnt. .
- Meanwhile make the garlic tahini hummus sauce: In a small skillet heat oil over medium-low heat. Add chopped garlic and cook until translucent. Stir occasionally.
- Blend the rest of the sauce ingredients and half of the cooked garlic until smooth. Taste and adjust salt, tang (lemon juice) and garlic.
- To serve: Place a double layer of freshly baked fries in a serving container. Dress generously with garlic sauce. Sprinkle cooked garlic over the sauce. Garnish with chopped fresh oregano or parsley. Serve!
For variation, use baked sweet potatoes or root vegetables.
To make these oil-free: Use oven roasted garlic (roasted without oil). Omit the oil while baking the potato fries.
Nutritional values based on one serving