Oven Roasted Potato Fries

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These oven roasted potato fries, dusted with rosemary, olive oil and coarse salt, will satisfy that potato craving for sure!

Oven Roasted Potato Fries
Oven Roasted Potato Fries

Potato Fries

As a kid, when walking the boardwalk at Ocean City Maryland, what I remember most, is the big fat fries we would get, not the ocean!

They were salty, had a crunch and were probably swimming in oil, before scooped into the big ole cup we each got to have, while walking seaside. 

Then I grew up, became health conscience and stopped buying greasy fried potatoes. I still missed those potatoes though. 

Oven Roasted Potato Fries
Russet Potatoes

Oven Roasted

Man oh man, the health options we free ourselves to indulge in, when we take the time to cook at home!

While I have been cooking since I was a teen, I never thought to roast a potato in the oven, except as a baked, whole potato. 

Sure, I saw freezer fries at the market, tried them once and threw them away; soggy, not crisp and not even sure they were potatoes. 

Oven Roasted Potato Fries
Fingerling Potatoes With Rosemary

Which Potatoes Make The Best Fries?

Then I tried experimenting. Fingerling potatoes, which I often tossed in olive oil, rosemary and coarse salt, were so delicious in flavor and texture, but still not ‘fries’.

I sliced big ole russet potatoes into the size fries I once remembered. Tossed those in olive oil, rosemary and coarse salt and roasted them on high. Oh My Goodness. 

Russet potatoes are definitely the potato to use when making oven roasted fries. They are meaty, for sure, but low in moisture, which is what makes them crisp when roasted rather than soggy. 

Better than the boardwalk fries I remembered as a kid! Crisp, flavorful and not greasy. 

Why Rosemary For Fries?

Sure the potatoes probably taste good with just salt on them, and no, I do not plan to put ketchup on my fries. 

I wanted to add just a hint of the taste of an herb to the potatoes. An herb that could withstand the high temps of the oven without burning to a crisp. 

Rosemary is the perfect herb to withstand roasting, simply because it is dense and has plenty of natural oil in it. Unlike many gentle leaf herbs.

Oven Roasted Potato Fries
Rosemary In My Greenhouse

It is the most aromatic of the herbs and to me, has an almost exotic flavor and smell, not just a light scented green herb. When it is roasting, you know it’s there. 

I’m not quite sure why, but when I smell rosemary, it takes me back to the days as a kid, when I stepped into the Orthodox church, which always smelled of incense. Rosemary gives me a kind of peaceful feeling when I smell it, but for sure, it tastes fabulous too. 

What To Serve With Rosemary Potato Fries

Anything! Or nothing! These are fabulous in the summer with grilled foods, or perfect fireside in the dead of winter. 

I made these fries to serve with Homemade Burgers and Buns for an At Home Valentines Dinner. Easy, always delicious and a perfect reminder, in the dead of winter, what summer dining looks and smells like, and is just around the corner!

Oven Roasted Potato Fries
Home Valentine Dinner Fireside

Ingredients Needed

  • Russet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Coarse salt
  • Non-stick cooking spray
How To Make The Best Rosemary Oven Roasted Potato Fries

Equipment Needed

  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cookie sheet
  • Oven

Oven Roasted Potato Fries

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Salads and VeggiesCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings

Crunchy, rosemary and olive oil oven roasted potato fries, with coarse sea salt. 

Ingredients

  • Crunchy, rosemary and olive oil oven roasted potato fries, with coarse sea salt.

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 425
  • Lightly oil a baking sheet, (don’t want those fries to stick!).
  • Toss potato wedges in a bowl with oil, rosemary, and salt.
  • Arrange on the pan so that they are not piled on top of each other.
  • Roast for about 20 minutes. Turn oven to Broil, and broil for 3-5 minutes, but watch closely so they don’t burn.

Recipe Video

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Oven Roasted Rosemary Potato Fries

 

 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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