Garlic Fries

While in New Orleans my brother insisted that we stop at Gordon Biersch for a beer before we went home.  He said that the garlic fries there were amazing, and that we had to have some.  

He wasn't wrong - those fries were pretty darn good!  Regular fries covered in lots of fresh garlic and parsley.  They were perfectly salty and garlicy - finger licking good!  

We attempted to recreate them at home the next day for lunch, and our attempt wasn't half bad.  

While my aunt and uncle were visiting last week, dad grilled some pork tenderloin, and I decided some garlic fries would be a perfect accompaniment.  This time I remembered to take some photos before they were gone, and they didn't last long!

The best part about these fries?  They are so easy to make.  You'll need:

a bag of frozen french fries (we used crinkle cut since we thought they would hold more garlic)
about 2 Tbs minced garlic (ours was fresh from my mom's garden)
about 3 Tbs olive oil
a handful of chopped parsley
sea salt

Cook your french fries according to the instructions on the package.  While they are baking/frying, make the garlic mix.

Heat the olive oil in a little frying pan and sauté the garlic slowly until it starts to soften.  Turn off the heat and stir in the parsley and some salt.

When the fries are ready, pour them into a big bowl and drizzle the garlic mixture over them.  Toss the fries gently, making sure they are all well coated.  Finish off with an extra sprinkle of salt, and dig in!

The measurements are just recommendations.  If you like lots of garlic, add more!  If you want a milder flavor, use less.  No rules here.

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