I grew up on meat and potatoes.
Potatoes were a staple in our house and Mom made them all different ways. I remember her teaching me how to make French fries, the fried kind in a cast iron skillet. We made them all the time to go with Burgers and Hot Dogs, Steaks, and just because. Oh how I love potatoes!
I still have that cast iron skillet we made the French fries in but these days it's used for other things and my French fries and baked in the oven! Such a healthier approach to cooking potatoes, don't you think? Plus roasted potatoes are outrageously good!
So say you want to make my Jack Daniel's Whiskey Marinated Flank Steak and want a great side dish. How about Damn Good Garlic Roasted Potatoes? Oh yes please! They are the perfect side dish to any beef, chicken, or pork dish. If you are a garlic lover then these are made for you. Not 1 but 2 types of garlic are used in this dish to give it that intensely garlicky flavor. One is garlic powder and the other is a garlic infused olive oil. I have to tell you these are sizzling good potatoes that taste like fries.
DAMN GOOD GARLIC ROASTED POTATOES
They roast at a high temperature to give you a crispy outside and tender inside. They are so good that I never make the "fried" fries anymore. I found I like these just as well and don't miss the fat that goes along with frying. You'll love them too. Try them today!
Kitchen Note: This recipe uses Garlic Infused Olive Oil. I've made mine and included instructions below, or you can purchase it. Other uses for it are over steamed vegetables, in salad dressings, use to sauté chicken or toss with pasta.
Damn Good Garlic Roasted Potatoes
2 large russet potatoes
Garlic infused Olive oil:
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 head garlic
To make the Garlic infused Olive oil: Smash and peel cloves of garlic. Transfer to a medium pot, add olive oil, and heat over medium-low heat until bubbles form around garlic, about 3 minutes. Cook for 10 minutes, on low so the garlic does not brown to much. Remove from heat and let cool about 45 minutes. Store in a sealed tight jar.
For the potatoes:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Peel potatoes, cut into planks lengthwise. Cut each plank into long fries.
Place fries on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Just enough to lightly coat. Toss fries in oil.
Separate fries out on the pan so they are not touching.
Sprinkle with garlic powder.
Bake at 450 degrees for 15 min. Take fries out and turn them over so they brown on the other side. Return to oven and bake another 10-15 min. until crispy.