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Toaster Oven Garlic Fries (With Roasted Garlic)

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!

Baked fries topped with a roasted garlic and parsley topping.

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:

  1. potatoes
  2. parsley
  3. oil
  4. garlic
  5. salt
  6. black pepper

Head of garlic on a cutting board with potatoes and parsley.

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.

The leftover roasted garlic would make a great addition to Toaster Oven Baked Potato WedgesVeggie Hummus FlatbreadSpicy 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.

 Toaster Oven Tip

*Most manufacturers have specific instructions for the use of foil in their toaster ovens. Make sure to consult your manual before using foil in your toaster oven.

More toaster oven tips: 4 Surprising Things I’ll Never Use In Our Toaster Oven

Head of garlic drizzled with oil.

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).

Potato sliced into sticks on a cutting board.

Wash and slice the potatoes into sticks.  Place sliced potatoes in a bowl and toss with oil, salt and pepper.

Oiled and seasoned unbaked fries on a sheet pan.

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.

Baked fries on a foil-lined pan.

When done, the fries will be browned, crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside.

Head of roasted garlic.

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.

Chopped parsley on a cutting board.

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.

Closeup of parsley garlic topping on baked fries.

How To Store Leftover Roasted Garlic

According to the FDA, leftovers should be consumed in 3 to 4 days.  If you’re cooking for one or two you might find it hard to eat all the leftover roasted garlic in such a short time period.

The good news: you can freeze roasted garlic!

In this article from The Kitchn, they suggest letting the garlic cool completely and then freezing the roasted cloves individually on a baking sheet.  Once they’re frozen place them in a plastic freezer bag for storage and thaw as needed.

Other Toaster Oven Snacks you might enjoy: kid-friendly Toaster Oven Pizza Bagels, crispy flaky Toaster Oven Kale ChipsToaster Oven Baked Pita Chips that are perfect for dipping in hummus or salsa or a small batch of Toaster Oven Veggie Nachos.

Small plate of fries topped with roasted garlic and parsley.

Toaster Oven Garlic Fries

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Enjoy less grease and calorie guilt with toaster oven baked french fries, roasted garlic, fresh parsley and plenty of sea salt.

Ingredients

Roasted Garlic:

  • 1 small or medium head of garlic
  • 1-2 teaspoons olive oil, (amount will depend on the size of the garlic)

Baked Fries:

  • 2 Medium Potatoes, (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Garlic Fries Topping:

  • 1/4 cup minced parsley, (about 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley with stems)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves of Roasted Garlic

Instructions

  1. Preheat toaster oven to 425 F, line baking sheet with foil* and lightly grease.
  2. Remove 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 garlic tightly in foil and set aside on prepared baking sheet (do not put in the oven yet).
  3. 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.
  4. 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 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.
  5. To make the 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.

Notes

*Most manufacturers have specific instructions for the use of foil in their toaster ovens. Make sure to consult your manual before using foil in your toaster oven.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: Half of Recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 9.4gSaturated Fat: 1.3gSodium: 165.8mgCarbohydrates: 31.6gFiber: 4gSugar: 1.4gProtein: 4.4g

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