These fries are amazing. They’re perfectly seasoned, delightfully crispy, oh and they’re healthier than most fries because they’re baked. Seriously, guys, you need these fries in your life.
Summer days are upon us. That means my boys are home pretty much all day every day. Sure, I go to work at the Y (I’m a group fitness instructor) and they come along with me–so that breaks up our day most days. But on Mondays and Wednesdays, we’re able to sleep in and hang out at home. It often takes a while to get into a new routine and these summer days have been no exception. But I must say that my boys are doing well adjusting. On our days at home, we have chores we knock out together. Then they’re able to play with neighbor friends and spend time on electronics. I think the biggest thing for me is feeding them. My guys (especially my middle one, Bryce) are always hungry. I’m talking–we get done dinner and literally five minutes later, Bryce is in the fridge looking for something to eat. It’s exhausting. Thankfully he’s always looking for a piece of fruit to grab and run out the door with, but still, that boy is always hungry.
I made these fries with snacking in mind. It never fails that right around 4:00, little bodies start meandering around the kitchen looking for “something to hold them over” till dinner. It drives me crazy. I made these fries the other day and shared them with the boys around 3:30. It was the perfect snack for them. First of all, they LOVED them, and the hot fries also filled their never-full tummies. I didn’t see those boys till dinner time. 🙂 Win Win.
The recipe is simple: slice up your favorite potatoes (mine are red-skinned), toss them in an olive oil parmesan coating, and bake. They do take a little while to bake up nice and crispy, but man oh man, are they worth the wait!
This is one of those recipes that my boys will ask me to make all.the.time. They’re that good.
Adding fresh oregano on top gives these fries a fresh seasonal taste that’s out of this world. So whether you make these as a snack or a yummy side-dish paired with your favorite chicken or beef dinner, these fries are sure to be a hit in your house.
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Kat is a mother of three boys who loves to bake and enjoys all things DIY. She has been blogging since 2010 featuring recipes and home design projects. Some of her home projects have been featured in Country Living and This Old House magazine, as well as many other prominent DIY blogs and websites.