Baked Basil Fries Recipe
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Baked Basil Fries Recipe

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A Parmesan cheese and basil coating provides these "homegrown" fries with their pleasant taste. "Seasoned with garlic powder and baked in the oven, they're a zippy alternative to deep-fat fried potatoes," notes Tammy Neubauer of Ida Grove, Iowa.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 medium red potatoes

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 162 calories, 5g fat (0g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 1 fat


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the Parmesan cheese, oil, basil and garlic powder. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. sticks. Add to bag, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat.
  2. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes on each side or until crisp and tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Basil Fries in Quick Cooking July/August 2000, p20

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

"These were just ok,I won't make them again."

Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

"And they smell amazing while baking! A family favorite."

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Wonderful flavor. The recipe says to use a non-stick cooking spray. That's what I did and had no sticking problems."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"Great fries but fries tend to stick to pan so I'll try the suggestion made to use foil next time."

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"These were great! i did need a little more olive oil, and I recommend either oiling the baking sheet or using oiled tin foil -- the fries tended to stick."

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