We’ve solved the problem with our Garlic coated oven baked “fries”. The entire batch (serving for 4) is made with only 2 tablespoons of oil.
Your family will never know they are not deep fried.
3 cloves garlic minced
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 Large Potatoes (Any potato is fine. Baking potatoes will be softer inside and take a little less time to cook than a harder potato like a Red Bliss)
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
Preheat oven to 450° F
Heat the garlic and oil in a small pan for 2-3 minutes, just until the oil gets flavored.
Strain the garlic oil into a large bowl, reserving the partially cooked garlic.
Cut the potatoes into 1/2 inch “fries”.
Toss the potatoes in the oil and spread them out in a single layer on a a cookie sheet.
Bake untill golden brown for 30-35 minutes.
Remove the potatoes from the oven and toss in the same large bowl with the reserved garlic, parsley and salt to taste.
(Note: This recipe is also good if you cut the potatos into large wedges)