loaded oven fries | designlovefest

i love french fries. i  eat them often and am picky when it comes to the quality: crispy but not crunchy, not too thin or thick, and always served with something to dip them in. i never make them at home because i don’t like the way oven fries turn out, they are often soggy and not cooked properly through the center. but, i’m here to give you two life changing oven fry techniques – 1. cut them and then soak them in water for at least an hour. then rinse and let them dry completely. 2. don’t over oil them before baking. the extra oil keeps them from crisping up. do those two things and you’ll have perfect fries (but still not as good as mcdonalds fries)- joanie

loaded oven fries | designlovefest
loaded oven fries | designlovefest

what you’ll need:
• 4 large russet potatoes
• 1 bunch fresh parsley
• few springs of oregano
• 3 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon garlic powder
• 1 tablespoon onion powder
• 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
• 3 garlic cloves minced
• 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
• 2 limes sliced into wedges

loaded oven fries | designlovefest

• preheat oven to 350. wash and thinly slice 4 large russet potatoes. In a large bowl, mix the potatoes with olive oil (add more oil as needed), garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley flakes and minced garlic. we recommend not adding salt to the seasoning as the parmesan and spicy garlic drizzle will have plenty.

loaded oven fries | designlovefest
loaded oven fries | designlovefest

• place parchment paper over a baking sheet and lay the seasoned fries in a single layer (do not overlap). bake for 35 -40 minutes or until golden brown.

loaded oven fries | designlovefest
loaded oven fries | designlovefest
loaded oven fries | designlovefest

spicy garlic drizzle:
1/2 cup vegan mayo ( greek yogurt works great too!)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
• half a lime squeezed
• salt and pepper to taste

loaded oven fries | designlovefest
loaded oven fries | designlovefest
loaded oven fries | designlovefest

• for the spicy garlic drizzle, in a medium bowl, mix the vegan mayo, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley flakes, Sriracha sauce, half a lime squeezed and salt and pepper to taste. put into a squeeze bottle and set aside in the fridge until ready to use.

loaded oven fries | designlovefest

• place fries on a serving platter and garnish with chopped parsley, shredded parmesan cheese and a drizzle of the spicy garlic drizzle. we served ours with lime wedges. enjoy!

styling by: joanie cusack and ivan solis
photos by: ivan solis



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    Natalie says:

    My oh my do these look tasty! I think I might be making this for a friday night dinner soon

    – Natalie

    This totally set off my Nom-ometer! I will be using these tips because my oven fries always come out soggy. No Bueno.

    Stephanie says:

    Yummy!! Def want to try to make this! 🙂



    Ana says:

    My eyes got wide when I saw this — these look incredible!! I want to try them!

    Cortney says:

    Majorly addicted to french fries over here!

    And these look amazing! With cooler weather around the corner (hopefully), these will probably make a few appearances in our house soon!



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    Valerie says:

    Looks absolutley delicious!

    Cheers ~
    Oxford Street Interiors

    Kylie Garner says:

    I love fries! This looks so yummy trying this out this coming weekend.

    Audrey says:

    Hello there Bri,

    I’ve been blessed by your lovely blog. I just wanted to let you know that I’m praying for you, and I hope that you’re doing okay! I read one of your posts where you shared that you were struggling a bit. We all have our struggles and it takes courage and strength share them. But from one gal to another, in a volatile world of empty fads that is constantly telling us how to live our lives, I just wanted to share some honest-to-goodness truth with you, in the hopes that you’ll be blessed.

    “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”
    Romans 5:1-2

    “Surely everyone goes around like a mere phantom; in vain they rush about, heaping up wealth without knowing whose it will be. But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
    Save me from all my transgressions; do not make me the scorn of fools.”
    Psalm 39:6-8

    Quite simply, we were created by God and for God, and we can only find that wholeness, rest, and purpose that our hearts crave in Him alone. I’m a Bible believing Christian, and while I certainly don’t believe that you can force people to think a certain way, it is such a privilege share these powerful and beautiful truths. I’ll be continuing to pray for you, and
    feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions about faith. 🙂 And truly, I’m not doing this to be ‘religious’ or anything, but in the midst of a fake and empty world, the truth is that the only everlasting hope and rest is in Christ alone.

    No matter where you are in life, I sincerely wish you the best.

    xoxo, Audrey

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