This Garlic Cheese Fries recipe is a stunning tower of cheesy, garlicky, crispy French fries. Make your own in 30 minutes!
I love, love, love potatoes! You have so many options when you start with potatoes and these garlic cheese fries are just one example of how creative you can get. They are like a blank canvas waiting to be painted.
If you make these oven baked french fries be prepared, because they really will blow your mind!
Place this french fry stack next to any dish you see fit, they are bound to go well together and will not ever look out of place! I mean they are quite fancy looking!
The only special item you need is probably already in your pantry- a metal can! Yep- like a soup can! Next time you make something with a can, rinse it out, take off the top, bottom and label and set it aside.
For this stack I used a 12-ounce tomato sauce can, but if you want to use something a little more narrow, you can make double the stacks. This recipe will make 2 large towers or 4 small towers.
I made the choice to fry my French fries, purely because I like them really crunchy, but if you prefer, baking is also an option.
If you liked these homemade french fries, make sure you check out some of these other easy oven baked french fries:
If you are looking for even more fabulous appetizers, snag a copy of my Easy Appetizers Beyond Dips Mini-Cookbook. Available here for only $0.99, one of these fun and festive appetizers sure to be the hit of any gathering!
Garlic Cheese Fries
- 28 ounces frozen shoestring potato fries
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 5 garlic cloves minced or crushed
- 1/4 cup flat Italian parsley minced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup shredded cheese (your choice, I used an Italian blend)
- Cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
- Prepare French fries according to package directions for either frying or baking. If frying, do it 2-3 batches and watch out for splatter. Hot oil does not like cold, frozen fries. Remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain while you prepare the spices.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine garlic through black pepper and give it a mix. It will all sticky together at this point, but will break apart as soon as you toss the fries. So you guessed it, the next step is to toss the French fries!
- Spray the inside of metal cans (soup cans, tomato sauce, etc) with cooking spray. Place on the baking sheet. Stuff a pinch of French fries into your can; just enough to cover the bottom. Sprinkle a pinch of cheese over the fries and continue to layer, ending with an additional sprinkle of cheese. Pack fairly tight and be generous with the cheese, it is the "glue" to making your tower stay upright.
- Bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Using a large, wide spatula, transferring stack, metal can and all to your serving plate. Slide the spatula under and carefully transfer. Now carefully pull the metal can up and off.
- Admire your French fry construction and enjoy your Garlic Parsley French Fry Tower!
- If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!