Sunday, July 17, 2011

Herbed Steak Fries

This is a great recipe for jazzing up store bought, frozen french fries.  

In general, I like to try to avoid extra salt and preservatives by cooking my meals from scratch.  But there are certain convenience foods that really do make preparing dinner quicker and easier.  

As a full time working mom, using some of these items is a necessity.  Frozen fries make a very easy side dish and are something I use regularly.  

This recipe makes frozen fries so much more special than just regular fries and ketchup.  I just love the flavor of the olive oil and the basil and they have just the right amount of saltiness.  

I usually serve them with my All-American Hamburgers but they would also be great with sloppy joes, cheese steaks, subs or even steak!

The Stars of the Show:  Frozen steak fries, olive oil, garlic salt, dried basil, seasoning salt and dried parsley.  You can always vary the herbs on these fries.  They would be wonderful with rosemary or thyme also.

Mix the oil with the seasonings, add the frozen fries and mix it up.  So fast and easy but makes the fries taste so good!

Spread the fries in a single layer on a cookie sheet.  Try to keep them from overlapping to maximize crispiness.  Throw them in the oven and you're done!!  So easy!  

And did I mention how great these fries taste with just a little extra work?  

I would have liked to take a picture of them after they were finished cooking but my hungry family dug into them too fast!

The next time you pull a bag of frozen fries out of your freezer you should give this recipe a try!

Herbed Steak Fries

4 cups frozen steak fries
1 tbs. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients; toss to coat.  Arrange steak fries in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.  

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