Friday, 27 June 2014

Roasted Rosemary French Fries


There is nothing easier than this recipe and it is just as simple as making store bought frozen fries. Because they are not deep fried or processed in any way, and because you are using a small amount of healthy omega-3 laced olive oil, these are infinitely healthier that the frozen store-bought varieties. If you can use a pair of scissors and open a bag of frozen fries, dump them onto a cookie sheet, turn on the oven & reheat them, then you can make this recipe. Trust me.

Dargatz Family Farm has lots of potato varieties
You can use sweet potatoes or regular potatoes for this. Your potatoes can be yellow, white, purple or red. You can remove the peels or leave them on. You can cut your potatoes in easy wedges, or make them more like the match stick fries you buy at the store. It's up to you... the only rule is that the thicker you make them, the longer they cook; the thinner you make them, the faster they cook.

Serve these fries with accompanying dips, like tzatziki or spicy ketchups and they are spectacular!

Oven-Roasted Rosemary Fries

2 lbs. potatoes (or sweet potatoes), cut into fry shapes
1 T. olive oil
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
1 T. chopped fresh rosemary or ½ t. dried

In a large bowl, mix together the oil, salt, pepper & rosemary. I like to grind my pepper in a mortar & pestle from their peppercorn state to get nice, fresh chunks of pepper on them, but if you are making this for children, either omit it or use finely powdered black pepper instead.

Cut the potatoes into wedge shaped pieces that are all of similar thicknesses. Put into the bowl & stir to coat in the oil mixture.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread potato mixture out on the baking sheet in a single layer.

Bake at 400°F oven for 20-25 minutes for thin traditional fries or 40-45 mins for thicker wedges.

where can you find ingredients at our market?

  • Dargatz Family Farm, Riverbend Gardens and Holden Colony all carry potatoes.
  • Dargatz Family Farm sells rosemary plants for your garden (a wonderful way to add fresh rosemary to your home cooking and the flavour of fresh versus dried herbs is always superior!)
  • Theo's Greek Kouzina sells Tzatziki that is a wonderful dip to accompany these fries!
  • Fruits of Sherbrooke has terrific homemade ketchups and sauces that are great for dipping!

Contributed by Sheri Hendsbee
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