Garlic Coriander Fries

Can we just stop for a minute and talk about coriander? I’m sure you’ll agree that it is pretty much the most delicious herb around! It is an incredibly versatile herb and in my opinion, makes any dish taste so much more exciting!However, this wasn’t always the case… For most of my life I was under the impression that I didn’t like coriander. My mother has a massive aversion to fresh coriander. Even if the tiniest bit is in a dish she can tell - and she definitely will NOT eat said dish. Because of this, we never had coriander in meals when I was growing up and I developed the opinion that if mum didn’t like it, it mustn’t taste very good. I therefore avoided eating it whenever I could.

As I became a grow-ed up, curiosity and experimentation in my cooking finally brought me to try the little herb again. And oh boy…. do I LOVE it! Now most of my recipes include piles of coriander and this is possibly one of my favourite recipes in this category.

These chips are a favourite of mine for a light weekend lunch. They don’t really require that much effort and they are so tasty! The combination of garlic, salt and coriander is to die for! I hope you like them!

What you Need:
5-6 medium sized potatoes, cut into wedges or fries
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder
Salt and Pepper
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 bunch of coriander, finely chopped
What you Do:
1. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Celsius.
2. Cut the potatoes into fries and place in a bowl of cold water to soak for 5 - 10 minutes.3. Drain the water and let the fries dry on paper towel. Drying will help to make the fries crunchy. Once dry, toss the fries in a bowl with olive oil and garlic powder and add salt and pepper to season. (NOTE: Go easy on the garlic powder, that stuff is potent!)

4. Lay out fries on a wire rack on a lined baking tray. Using a rack will allow the air to circulate around the fries meaning you wont need to flip them over while cooking. (If you do not have a wire rack to use you can line the baking tray with baking paper but you will need to flip the fries half way through cooking.)

5. Depending on your oven and how crispy you like your fries, bake for 20 - 25 minutes, until golden and crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.6. Remove the fries from the oven and sprinkle with as much or as little coriander as you like and mix together. (I was fairly reserved with my sprinkling with this batch as I was sharing them with my housemates - I would normally PILE it on!) You can even sprinkle the coriander on a minute before you remove from the oven to let it crisp up a little bit, but remember to keep some spare to add afterwards for that extra fresh flavour!
7. Enjoy the most delicious fries you have ever tasted!
  • Caitlin Elspeth

    June 8, 2012 at 1:11 pm Reply

    These look so incredibly good! I hope it’s nice and chilly this weekend so I have an excuse to try them out (I don’t really need an excuse, but it helps!)
    Maybe even with sweet potato?

  • Charlotte

    June 8, 2012 at 7:40 pm Reply

    I’m totally trying these this weekend. After the success of those cookies you’re my new favourite chef x

    • dani-kittenbear

      June 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm Reply

      Thanks Charlotte! :) I’m glad you have been enjoying my recipes!

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