Tasty Thursday: San Francisco Garlic Fries

I went on a crazy cross country road trip a few years back with two of my good friends. My younger sister had decided to spend the summer in San Francisco with my aunt. Me being adventurous, and my two friends never having traveled across country, decided to hop in a car and head to the west coast to go see her. Once we got out there, my friend Justin and I decided we were going to head to a San Francisco Giants game. We're both huge Red Sox fans, but who doesn't want to catch an afternoon ball game in the warm California sun? Come on...it's amazing! The one thing I was told over and over was to get an order of the garlic fries at the park. Apparently they were so potatoey and garlicy that your head wanted to explode with happiness (nobody said those exact things to me, but it sounded nice). Well, I'm happy to inform you that both Justin and I got some of the fries, and they didn't disappoint. So for today's Tasty Thursday, I decided to hunt down a recipe to recreate these masterpieces. Don't worry, I found them!

The recipe calls for the following:

2 pounds russet potatoes, cut lengthwise into 3×1/3×1/3 batons
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 garlic cloves chopped (not minced)* Minced will make the garlic more powerful and much more pungent
3 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley

The fries are super easy to make. All you do is preheat your oven to 450 degree. Then, cut your russet potatoes into little rectangular starchy piece of awesome (also known as fries). Lay your raw potatoes down on a greased pan (I suggest non-stick spray) , drizzle about two and a half tablespoons of the oil on top. and cook for 30-40 minutes. Make sure you turn them every 10 minutes to make sure they don't burn. While the fries are baking, take the garlic, parsley and remaining oil and mix them in a separate bowl. When the fries are finished cooking, take them and throw them in with the garlic mixture. Coast evenly and add a little salt and pepper to taste. And that's it! What an easy awesome recipe that will make you stink of garlic and probably make your partner avoid you like the plague. Let be assure you...it's totally worth it.

Check here for the recipe along with some lovely pictures. MMMM GO MAKE THEM!

Isn't garlic great? (Also...go vote for your favorite band or singer on the Sound Off page! Eight days left!)

Seth P.