Large fries

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Large fries
No. These don't come in a little cardboard pocket. Don't get your hopes up. But I think these are much better than I remember having at a fast food outlet about 15 years ago.

Servings: 8


  • 4 large unpeeled russet potatoes, cut into long fries 1/2 inch to a side.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 large cloves garlic, smashed then minced finely
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Toss everything in a large bowl or right on the baking sheet. Arrange them in a single layer. 
  3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes until crispy brown. Turn them over once half way through as the part touching the baking sheet gets browned faster. I especially liked the ones with skin.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 174
  • Total fat: 4 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 229 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 34 g
  • Dietary fiber: 4 g
  • Total sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g