Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baked Rosemary Garlic Fries (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Back in February, I visited one of my best friends in Cleveland. One of the dishes I sampled were the "Lola fries" at B-Spot, Iron Chef Michael Symon's burger joint in the Summit Mall (not to be confused with OUR Summit here in Birmingham). The Lola fries were simple; skinny-cut fresh fries, flavored simply with rosemary and sea salt. 

THEY. WERE. AWESOME. Granted, so was everything else at B-Spot, from the Sriracha wings to the vanilla bean apple pie bacon milkshake. Needless to say, I decided that I HAD to make them myself. And that they needed to be baked instead of fried. And have garlic for extra flavor (sorry about the funk "breaff"). This elevate the plain old fry from a bland side item to an almost (ALMOST!) elegant complement to a meal. On top of the great taste, they're so easy, you'll never want to buy frozen again. 

Baked Rosemary-Garlic Fries

2 Russet potatoes, cut into thin fries
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried rosemary
Sea salt
Black pepper

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Soak fries in water for 10 minutes, then drain, rinse and pat dry with paper towels. 

Combine the olive oil, garlic powder and rosemary. Toss potatoes in mixture to coat evenly. Season with salt & pepper to taste.

Bake on a foil-lined baking sheet for 30 minutes, turning once or twice during cooking.


  1. yummm- these look spectactular! glad they aren't fried so i can justify eating an entire trucks worth of them.

    thanks for posting! love you and your blog
    @ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

  2. Love the recipe, but FYI Summit Mall is in Akron OH, about 29 miles south of Cleveland.

  3. The potatoes look scrumptious. The best part is hubby is not a garlic person and I can split the recipe without using two deep fryers.

  4. These look amazing! So much better than frying them! Check out my blog!


  5. Actually near Southpark Mall in Strongsville, Ohio and in Quicken Loans Arena.

  6. I'm going to have to try this...for a couple of reasons. For one, I have some Russet potatoes, #2, I just purchased/received a Super Benriner mandolin and I want to try out the coarse julienne blade, to make French fried (style) potato strips. Oh!, the Benriner is a gas. Luv, luv, luv it to slice potatoes thin (1/16"), for Potatoes Anna

  7. I may try this but I always find oven fried french fries so limp and soggy. I hope these aren't.

  8. I'm going to make these tomorrow these look fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

    Mama Bee