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Baked Basil Fries Recipe

Baked Basil Fries Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Baked Basil Fries

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ajacat66 78176
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."

bjsilve0 55706
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."

blessednest 97886
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."

Newsue1 203657
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."

wisfritz4 97876
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"A great recipe. You may need a little more oil depending upon the size of the potatoes. I tossed them in a bowl-no bags. I would use a larger pan for more surface area too. The ones touching the pan were "Yummy Crispy"!"

AuburnKelly 30862
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011

"Just made these for the first time. Perfect! I wish I had used a bigger pan to increase the surface area but in the end these were great with my family's burger night. Much healthier than other sides."

Jwendt30 28009
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2010

"My family thought these were GREAT!!! We eat potatoes frequently and this made them taste different than just a normal baked potatoe!!!!"

crysmitchell 79944
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

"These are wonderful. I double the recipe and reheat."

vt_pure_angel 28008
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2010

"Any leftovers you have, cut up & cook in pan the next day (with small amount of oil/marg) for some awesome homefries! :)"

scrambledwithcheese 23800
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2008

"This is my absolute favorite recipe for potatoes! These are just incredible and go great with so many things."

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