A lightened up recipe for toaster oven garlic fries covered in sweet roasted garlic, olive oil and parsley. Just like the ballpark but better for you!
Ballpark concessions are where diets go to die.
For years I was a diehard churro fan but then came garlic fries. They’re like eating mini crispy baked potatoes covered in salty oil and pungent garlic.
This recipe for Toaster Oven Garlic Fries captures all those irresistible ballpark flavors but with a lot less of the grease and calorie guilt.
For a satisfying 2 serving batch you need just 6 simple ingredients:
- black pepper
Impressive and Easy
Raw garlic can be sharp and overpowering. But roasted garlic, oh it’s fantastic…sweet, pungent and creamy.
Not to mention anyone you serve it too will be impressed. The best part is that the garlic roasts while the fries bake, it couldn’t be easier.
Roasted Garlic Bonus
With this recipe you get a plate of garlic fries with a side of extra roasted garlic that will keep in your fridge for two weeks. If it lasts that long.
The leftover roasted garlic would make a great addition to Toaster Oven Baked Potato Wedges, Veggie Hummus Flatbread, Spicy Chickpea Edamame Salad Pitas and these Addictive Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds.
Toaster Oven Garlic Fries – Step By Step
Preheat your toaster oven to 425 F.
If you can use foil in your toaster oven, line a baking sheet tightly with foil and lightly grease. Or lightly grease your baking sheet.
To Prepare The Garlic:
- Remove the flaky skin from the garlic and slice the top off keeping the whole head intact.
- Place garlic over a piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil filling the head to the top.
- Wrap the garlic tightly in foil and set aside on prepared baking sheet (but do not put it in the oven just yet).
Wash and slice the potatoes into sticks. Place sliced potatoes in a bowl and toss with oil, salt and pepper.
Arrange potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet with wrapped garlic. Bake at 425 F for 30 to 35 minutes turning the fries once around the 15 minute mark.
When done, the fries will be browned, crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside.
The garlic cloves will be golden and soft. The largest clove should mush under the pressure of a knife.
Allow the garlic to cool slightly before handling.
To remove individual cloves, hold the garlic head and gently press your thumb upwards against the bottom of the clove. It will pop right out.
Now, to make the garlic fries topping:
- mince the parsley (including stems) and 2 cloves of the roasted garlic.
- Add the minced parsley and garlic to a small bowl.
- Stir in olive oil and salt.
- Pour over warm fries and serve.
To store the remaining roasted garlic, place cloves in a mason jar and fully cover with olive oil.
The cloves will keep for at least two weeks. Bring them to room temperature before adding to your favorite toaster oven appetizer.
Other Toaster Oven Snacks you might enjoy: kid-friendly Toaster Oven Pizza Bagels, crispy flaky Toaster Oven Kale Chips, Toaster Oven Baked Pita Chips that are perfect for dipping in hummus or salsa or a small batch of Toaster Oven Veggie Nachos.
Nutritional Information is an estimate for 1/2 of recipe.