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Baked Basil Fries

Rated as 4.32 out of 5 Stars

"A Parmesan cheese and basil coating provides these 'homegrown' fries with their pleasant taste. Baked in the oven, they're a zippy alternative to deep-fat fried potatoes. This is a free sample recipe of our forthcoming Quick-Smart™ premium recipe collection. Taste of Home's Fast Family Favorites features 300 mouth-watering recipes most of which can be table-ready in 60 minutes or less. All 300 recipes interact seamlessly with Allrecipes' exclusive timesaving Quick-Smart™ tools. The complete Premium Collection is available by subscription only."
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Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. In a bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, oil, basil and garlic powder.
  2. Cut potatoes into 1/4-in. sticks. Add to cheese mixture; toss to coat. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; turn potatoes. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until crisp and tender.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 162 calories, 117 mg sodium, 5 mg cholesterol, 27 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, 5 g fat, 3 g fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
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Most helpful positive review

I cheated and used frozen french fries-turned out great!

Most helpful critical review

This was OK. I like some similar recipes that I have tried better so I probably won't use this one again.

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I cheated and used frozen french fries-turned out great!

These turned out really well. I will definetly make again. I just put all the ingredients in a large ziplock baggie and shook them up. I added a few shakes of garlic salt as well. YUM!

Ok like other reviewers I cheated a bit...but doesn't change the fact that these were great. We were eating them right out of the oven...didn't even wait for them to cool down. Thank you for p...

This was simple to do, and it's very tasty. I did major substitutions, because I was in a rush and didn't have the necessary ingredients. I used regular Idaho potatoes, pre-grated Kraft Romano ...

EXCELLENT!!!! I will definitely make these again and perhaps try other herbs in placef the basil... maybe oregano or tarragon or thyme... endless possibilities.

These are good and a lot healthier than the frozen fries in the grocery store! Mine didn't come out as crispy as I'd like. Next time I'd leave them in the over for a bit longer and watch them to...

These potatoes were really good, I did, however, add a little seasoned salt to the recipe. I also cut them in thin round slices and piled them in a smaller pan, they cooked good that way, and r...

This was OK. I like some similar recipes that I have tried better so I probably won't use this one again.

Loved this recipe -- husband, too! The only thing I added was a bit of white pepper (which I add to most dishes!) Baked them on a Pampered Chef stone and took the advice of others and baked a ...