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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 15x10x1-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 (0 saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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ajacat66 User ID: 7348698 78176
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2014

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

[email protected] User ID: 3492314 78175
Reviewed Jul. 4, 2013

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

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 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 User ID: 1416484 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 User ID: 1517992 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 User ID: 5392174 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 User ID: 5738147 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 User ID: 5085924 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 User ID: 5044355 79944
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2010

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

vt_pure_angel User ID: 4785804 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 User ID: 1233902 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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