Secret Recipe Club: Baked Garlic-Chili Fries

Garlic-Chili Fries It’s been a while. A few weeks actually. Work and personal life have been a bit stressful to say the least. I’ve cooked to counter my feelings stress, loss and balance my life, but sitting in front of my computer for yet another few hours at the end of very long days has not been a priority. Thank goodness for deadlines. Without being forced to post my Secret Recipe Club reveal today, I’m not quite sure when you’d next see me. Hopefully this helps jumpstart my writing again with beautiful recipe creations from the past few weeks. In times of stress, I turn to food to comfort me. We’re not talking carrot sticks and salads, we’re talking comfort food. Rich stews, cheesy potatoes, greasy burgers and decadent desserts. My goal in selecting a SRC recipe this month was to find something that matched comfort food without the side of guilt and heartburn. Rebekah’s beautiful blog, Making Miracles, gave me just that. Baked Garlic-Chili Fries (Adapted from Making Miracles)

  • 1 lb russet potatoes (3-4, depending on size)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder (I used chipotle powder)
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Preheat oven to 425°F. Wash and scrub potatoes (no need to peel!) and cut into 1/4 to 1/2-inch sticks, depending how thick you like your fries. Slicing Potatoes for Fries In a medium bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic and chili powders. Add fries to bowl and using a spatula, stir to coat all fries evenly. Mixing Fries with Spices Spread fries onto a rimmed baking dish fitted with a slotted rack (this prevents fries from sticking to the baking sheet. If you don’t have a metal rack, make sure to oil baking sheet generously!). Baked Garlic-Chili Fries Bake fries for 30-35 minutes until tender and slightly crisped. Serve with ketchup, herbed mayo or your favorite dipping sauce.

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22 comments on “Secret Recipe Club: Baked Garlic-Chili Fries

  1. sallybr says:

    Busy times are hard to go through, hang in there, and it will get better, it always does!

    Glad you could join this month’s adventure, sometimes it is good to have something different to do, even when life is overly hectic, cooking is fun

    • Thanks for you kind words Sally and so sorry I’m only responding now. Some how I skipped over things. Life is thankfully becoming more balanced and the bright spring weather certainly doesn’t hurt!

  2. I hope you enjoyed your choice this month – and hope things settle down for you soon. I totally understand the stressful life situation making things like blogging fall to the wayside. Hopefully it gets better soon!

    • After sitting at a computer all day the last thing I want to do is come home and sit in front of one again. The blogging is stressful but the cooking not so much :)

  3. shockinglydelicious says:

    Take a break when you need it. Take care of yourself, and come back renewed when you are good and ready. We will be here waiting for you!

  4. Love making baked fries!! These ones look awesome!

  5. I love baked fries and really love the spicy dip!

  6. Melissa says:

    What a perfect french fry recipe. Great pick this month :)

  7. Homemade fries are so good – I love how thick yours are! Great pick – happy belated reveal day!

  8. sara says:

    Mmmm, steak fries…these look amazing!

  9. Glad you could find time to make and post these because they look yummy. Sometimes routine helps us cope. xo

  10. Oh, yeah, these look great. Delicious with the Sunday roast chicken I’m thinking.

  11. I totally have to give these fries a try! YUM!

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