There’s this local spot in Laguna called the Sapphire, and they have this amazing daily special consisting of a kobe cheeseburger plus garlic fries for $10. It’s a total steal because it’s an absolutely decadent, gourmet cheeseburger combo, but the great price isn’t what’s got me so addicted. It’s the garlic fries! They serve these scrumptious shoestring fries tossed with parmesan and parsley that just beckon my name whenever I get a craving for french fries.
Now fries aren’t too difficult to make at home, but I learned a cool tip about making them from a Youtube video I came across. In this video, you’re instructed to place the fries in your pot before adding the oil to them. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always made my fries by first heating the oil until it’s hot and then adding the potato fries in. Apparently, when you add the cold, or room-temperature, oil to the potatoes, and let the potatoes fry as the oil heats up, the fries absorb less of the oil and are actually a little healthier. When I tried this, I found this to be true as the fries were a little less greasy than usual. Now, you can cut your fries however thin or thick you want, but I personally enjoy skinnier fries so I cut mine thinner. These are so good as is, or they would go great with a juicy, homemade burger!
Shouldn’t the oil be pre-heated before adding the fries?
Hi Tom! Cold-start frying is actually a technique to use less oil and get crispier results. Here’s an article from the test kitchen that explains that. 🙂
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Loved the recipe will try this weekend, can’t wait to learn more on cooking delicious food
Thanks Grace! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe 🙂
Wow Beeta! I wish I could reach into my computer screen and grab a handful of these fries. I love thin, crispy fries and these look absolutely delicious with all the garlic and the cheese. And my favorite is truffle oil drizzled over top. YUM! I’m also looking forward to trying the cold fry method.
I’ve never heard that about starting with cold oil – really interesting. These fries look like absolute perfection btw. The more garlic, the better!!
I agree, Marissa…the more garlic the better! 🙂 Thank you! xo
French fries my weakness, and these parmesan ones looks absolutely addicting! Beeta, thanks for sharing that tip on frying french fries. I find it very interesting, and intrigued to try this technique.
My weakness too! Thanks Shinee!! Hope you get a chance to try it! Xo