Homemade Garlic Fries – Air Fryer, Baked & Fried Version

Homemade Garlic Fries – Air Fryer, Baked & Fried Version: step by step, easy recipe using fresh potato, garlic, oil, and salt. Make them just for two or a huge batch for your next gameday as they are crunchy and addicting in every bite.

Easy Homemade Garlic Fries Recipe

Do you love Garlic Fries?? Okay, as per hubby, it’s not even a valid question as he feels that they are totally addicting (read what’s not to love about them) 😉

I wish you could somehow smell these fresh batch of my Homemade Garlic Fries coming straight from my kitchen (okay, this happened last evening….I’m not eating fries at 8AM) !!!

Homemade Garlic Fries on a white plate

Homemade Garlic Fries Recipe

The smell just drove us nuts and we finished a big bowl within 10 minutes – that’s how crazy good they were.

So, if you’re one of those garlic fries super fans, then you’ve definitely found a super easy recipe to make them at home 🙂

And if you’re one of those people, who have not tried them yet – you’re at the right place as we are discussing Homemade Garlic Fries Recipe and ‘How To & What Not’.

If you’ve not read my ‘About-Me‘ page, I live in sunny California and close to the Garlic Capitol of USA – Gilroy (which you guessed correctly, produces the maximum amount of garlic in the USA).

And, every year Gilroy, hosts a giant Garlic Festival, where you can have everything garlic…from wine, cheese, meat, drinks, fries and the famous – Garlic Ice – Cream (which actually tastes better than it sounds 😉.

So you definitely get where I’m coming from, living somewhat close to this place, we often used to go to Gilroy to have their garlic fries and that’s when we actually thought of trying the recipe at home.

Hence, the Homemade Garlic Fries Recipe that I’m sharing today, have been tried many times and here are some of my notes to achieve perfect fries every time:

process for the best Ever Garlic Fries Recipe

Process for Homemade Garlic Fries

Ingredients for the Homemade Garlic Fries:

1. Russet Potatoesthey are the gold standard when it comes to making fries. They all should be the same size (medium to large).

2. Garlic – You can use fresh garlic or garlic powder or even garlic truffle oil (we used a mix of the last two).

3. Cilantro – This brings out that garlic flavor and gives a distinctive taste to the fries.

4. Vegetable or Peanut OilWe need a thicker oil that has a higher cooking temperature or doesn’t burn easily.

5. Large Pot of Ice Cold WaterTo soak the sliced potatoes as this helps in getting rid of extra starch that makes the fries extra crispy and they don’t stick together.

6. Thick Bottom & Large Pan for FryingYou don’t want to use a thin pan as it’s going to burn your oil too fast and will leave you with not-cooked fries.

 

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Steps To Achieve that Restaurant Style Crispness:

Fried Garlic Fries Method:

Double Fried! Yes, you heard it right, it needs to be fried twice to achieve that restaurant-style crispness and golden color.

Trust, me I’ve tried a couple of times to eliminate the double fry step and every time the fries came out not so crispy looking and became soggy within minutes of serving.

Air Fryer Garlic Fries:

This is by far my favorite method and an easy one too.

You start by peeling and slicing the potatoes in thin strips. 

Then soak them in water with some salt + lemon juice (this adds flavor and also prevents the peeled potatoes from turning brown).

Then remove from water and pat them dry using a paper or cloth towel (make sure the sliced potato strips are absolutely dry).

Then sprinkle some light oil (vegetable/ canola/ oil, any oil you like), garlic powder and mix everything using hands or fork.

Preheat the Air-Fryer for 3 minutes (this step is Extremely Important for that Crispy Fries).

Then add a small batch of sliced fries in the air fryer basket (leaving some space around the basket).

Start the Air Fryer for 7 minutes (at 350F)

After 7 minutes, stir the fires using a wooden or silicone stick.

Return the basket to air fryer and turn on for another 11 minutes.

Check for crispiness after 11 minutes.

Remove and transfer to serving bowl. 

Add garlic powder, cilantro, and salt on top.

Enjoy

 

Baked Garlic Fries Method:

You start by peeling and slicing the potatoes in thin strips. 

Then soak them in water with some salt + lemon juice (this adds flavor and also prevents the peeled potatoes from turning brown).

Then remove from water and pat them dry using a paper or cloth towel (make sure the sliced potato strips are absolutely dry).

Then sprinkle some light oil (vegetable/ canola/ oil, any oil you like), garlic powder and mix everything using hands or fork.

Preheat the oven for 3 minutes (this step is Extremely Important for that Crispy Fries).

On a baking tray, spread the sliced potatoes and sprinkle some oil on top.

Bake for 11 minutes (turn halfway through).

Check Crispiness and remove it from the oven.

Remove and transfer to a serving bowl. 

Add garlic powder, cilantro, and salt on top.

Enjoy

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By these methods, you can probably cook all kinds of fries, from regular, garlic, spicy to just about any flavor combination your heart desires.

The only time taking the process in this entire process is cutting the potatoes in the same size (thickness + length) and then soaking them in water.

But if you want, you can buy the frozen french fry and use the flavoring mix (in the recipe) to make Garlic Fries out of them.

But I would say, why not give it a try and make the whole thing from scratch, it seriously feels so good and such a proud moment when your loved one’s praises you till that last bite of the fries – It’s Absolutely Worth It !!!

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Yield: 3 Cups

Homemade Garlic Fries - Air Fryer, Baked & Fried Version

Homemade Garlic Fries recipe

Homemade Garlic Fries - Air Fryer, Baked & Fried Version: step by step, easy recipe using fresh potato, garlic, oil, and salt. Make them just for two or a huge batch for your next gameday as they are crunchy and addicting in every bite.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 Medium Russet Potatoes - peeled
  • 2 Cups Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Cups Cold Water - to soak the sliced potatoes
  • 1 Cup Ice - to add to the soaking potatoes

Seasoning :

  • 1/2 Tsp Garlic Power
  • 1 Garlic Clove - thinly chopped
  • 2-3 Stalks Fresh Cilantro - thinly chopped
  • 1/4 Tsp Celery Salt - optional
  • 1 Tsp Salt - use less or more as per taste
  • 1/4 Tsp Garlic Truffle Oil - optional
  • 1 Tsp Parmesan Cheese - optional

Instructions

Fried Garlic Fries Method:

  1. In a large bowl, add ice + water and keep aside.
  2. Take each peeled potato and slice them horizontally from the middle.
  3. Now take each side and slice then into thin strips.
  4. Complete this process for all the potatoes.
  5. Place the sliced potatoes in the ice-cold water and let it soak for a minimum of 30 minutes (you can soak them for 2-3 hrs to overnight too).
  6. In a medium bowl, add all the seasoning ingredients except truffle oil and mix everything.
  7. Now, heat a thick pan and add 2 cups of vegetable oil.
  8. Let the oil heat for 3-4 minutes and then turn the heat to medium.
  9. Remove a handful of sliced potatoes and place on kitchen towel to soak any excess water. (you can do this process twice to remove any water from the potatoes).
  10. Now add these dry potato slices in the hot oil and fry on medium heat for 3-4 minutes (until lightly golden).
  11. Remove on a kitchen towel and keep aside.
  12. Now, again take a handful of soaked slices, do the kitchen towel step and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  13. Complete the above two steps till all the sliced potatoes are fried (This is the 1st Batch of Frying).
  14. Now, once your, already fried potatoes are slightly cold, take a handful and fry them again.
  15. This time fry for 3-4 minutes till golden brown.
  16. Remove to a kitchen towel to soak up any excess oil.
  17. complete this step with the rest of the fried potatoes (2nd Batch of Frying).
  18. Place the garlic seasoning in a large bowl, add the hot potatoes fries and toss everything together.
  19. If you're using truffle oil. you that now and toss once again.
  20. Serve Fresh.


Air Fryer Garlic Fries:

  1. In a large bowl, add ice + water and keep aside.
  2. Take each peeled potato and slice them horizontally from the middle.
  3. Now take each side and slice then into thin strips.
  4. Complete this process for all the potatoes.
  5. Place the sliced potatoes in the ice-cold water and let it soak for a minimum of 30 minutes (you can soak them for 2-3 hrs to overnight too).
  6. Then remove from water and pat them dry using a paper or cloth towel (make sure the sliced potato strips are absolutely dry).
  7. Sprinkle some light oil (vegetable/ canola/ oil, any oil you like), garlic powder and mix everything using hands or fork.
  8. Preheat the Air-Fryer for 3 minutes (this step is Extremely Important for that Crispy Fries).
  9. Then add a small batch of sliced fries in the air fryer basket (leaving some space around the basket).
  10. Start the Air Fryer for 7 minutes (at 350F)
  11. After 7 minutes, stir the fires using a wooden or silicone stick.
  12. Return the basket to air fryer and turn on for another 11 minutes.
  13. Check for crispiness after 11 minutes.
  14. Remove and transfer to a serving bowl. 
  15. Add garlic powder, cilantro, and salt on top.
  16. Enjoy

Baked Garlic Fries Method:

  1. In a large bowl, add ice + water and keep aside.
  2. Take each peeled potato and slice them horizontally from the middle.
  3. Now take each side and slice then into thin strips.
  4. Complete this process for all the potatoes.
  5. Place the sliced potatoes in the ice-cold water and let it soak for a minimum of 30 minutes (you can soak them for 2-3 hrs to overnight too).
  6. Then remove from water and pat them dry using a paper or cloth towel (make sure the sliced potato strips are absolutely dry).
  7. Sprinkle some light oil (vegetable/ canola/ oil, any oil you like), garlic powder and mix everything using hands or fork.
  8. Preheat the oven for 3 minutes (this step is Extremely Important for that Crispy Fries).
  9. On a baking tray, spread the sliced potatoes and sprinkle some oil on top.
  10. Bake for 11 minutes (turn halfway through).
  11. Check Crispiness and remove it from the oven.
  12. Remove and transfer to a serving bowl. 
  13. Add garlic powder, cilantro, and salt on top.
  14. Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 113gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 3gUnsaturated Fat: 99gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 703mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g

12 Replies to "Homemade Garlic Fries - Air Fryer, Baked & Fried Version"

  • Hauke Fox November 30, 2016 (6:53 pm)

    Wow, I didn’t know that russet potatoes work best for fries! Now you made me look up all the potato variations on wikipedia, hahah. Oh dear 😀
    Your fries look amazing though!!

    • Molly Kumar December 17, 2016 (9:34 pm)

      Hahahha, Thanks Hauke. The Russet sure does a great job making those perfect fries 🙂

  • Linda @ Veganosity November 30, 2016 (4:36 pm)

    Oh yum! Garlic fries sound so good right now. I’d love to sink my face into a pile of them right now.

    • Molly Kumar December 22, 2016 (7:56 pm)

      Thanks Linda. They sure were good 😉

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite November 30, 2016 (5:07 am)

    Garlic fries are life. I mean, pile on the garlic please!! I could eat these daily. In fact, I may…

    • Molly Kumar November 30, 2016 (11:56 am)

      Seriously they are and the piles run mile high 😉 Thanks for visiting Sophia.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health November 30, 2016 (1:02 am)

    homemade fries are the best…and anything garlic wins!

    • Molly Kumar December 22, 2016 (7:40 pm)

      Heheheh, Absolutely ! Thanks for visiting Dixya.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine November 29, 2016 (6:39 pm)

    Delish! Fries are a must and loved by all!

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day November 29, 2016 (6:27 pm)

    Holy yum!! My mouth is watering!

    • Molly Kumar December 22, 2016 (7:40 pm)

      Hehhehe, you should try them soon 🙂

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