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Garlic Parmesan Fries

Garlic Parmesan fries are the ultimate combination of all the savoury treats we crave – crispy potato, fragrant garlic and indulgent cheese. This oven-baked indulgence is easy to make at home without all the mess of a deep-fat fryer. As well as being super speedy using oven chips keeps the calories in check too. 
Servings: 2 people
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins

Ingredients

  • 250 g oven chips
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 clove garlic - peeled, finely chopped
  • ½ cup Parmesan (grana) cheese - grated
  • ¼ cup parsley - optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven and cook the oven chips as per the packet instructions.
    I always get far better results if I use a mesh or crisper tray for cooking oven chips.
  • Melt the butter over a low heat in a large frying pan. Add the garlic and cook slowly to release all the flavours. Garlic can burn easily if cooked at too high a temperature, so keep the heat low.
  • Once the oven chips are cooked and golden brown, add them to the butter and stir to coat the chip evenly in the garlic butter.
  • Add the grated Parmesan and parsley (if used), and stir well. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Buy good quality oven fries, because this really makes a difference to the final result.
  • Don't just use chips! Make garlic Parmesan wedges or even add some garlic zing to roast potatoes to go with a juicy roast chicken.
  • Vary the quantity of garlic to suit your taste. If you are vegetarian, use a veggie grana-style hard cheese. 
  • Make your own chips. Cook the chips as normal, in a deep fat fryer or Actifry or other air fryer and then add to the garlic butter mix. Then add the Parmesan as above.
  • For quick and hassle-free chips, make double the amount of garlic butter, and freeze half of it. Then next time you have a yearning for garlic Parmesan chips, simply melt the butter in a frying pan and add the cooked chips.
  • For crisper oven chips, bake them on a mesh tray. These only cost a couple of pounds, last for years and go through the dishwasher without any trouble. They really make a difference so do buy one.
  • Serve garlic Parmesan fries or wedges straight away. You can reheat them in the oven on a baking tray, but they’re not nearly as good as fresh.
Nutritional Information 
  • This recipe is 20 Weight Watchers Smart Points per portion
 
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Potassium: 602mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 323mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Garlic chips, Garlic Parmesan Fries