Crispy Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Fries

Healthy fries is not an oxymoron! These BAKED garlic Parmesan potato fries are so delicious, this recipe almost seems too good to be true! You don’t have to FRY the fries to make them crispy and yummy.  In fact, I don’t even own a deep fryer – the oven can do an amazing job browning and crisping the fries if you use the right technique!
Healthy fries is not an oxymoron! These BAKED garlic Parmesan potato fries are so delicious, this recipe almost seems too good to be true! You don’t have to FRY the fries to make them crispy and yummy.  In fact, I don’t even own a deep fryer – the oven can do an amazing job browning and crisping the fries if you use the right technique!

Ingredients
  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut a potato in half lengthwise. Then cut each half in half lengthwise (so you have potato quarters). Then cut each quarter of the potato in half lengthwise again (so you have potato eighths, which are in the shape of large fries). Repeat with the remaining potatoes.
  3. Take a large piece of paper towel and blot the potato fries on all sides so they are completely dry (wet potatoes will result in soggy fries).
  4. Put the dry potatoes in a bowl and pour olive oil over them. Toss with your hands so the potatoes are completely coated with olive oil on all sides.
  5. Add ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese to the potatoes, and toss with your hands so the potatoes are evenly coated with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Put the potatoes on a baking sheet in a single layer, so the fries are not touching. If there is not enough room, use another baking sheet.