I have been enjoying garlic infused olive oil on fries while eating out lately – once at Bowlmor Chelsea Piers and most recently at Streetbird. After eating the YING & YANG FRIES (sweet potato and garlic fries w/ Parmesan) at Streetbird, I decided to make a homemade version of the dish. Since I already have a great “go-to” baked sweet potato fries recipe, I just needed to add the garlic olive oil and Parmesan.
Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Fortunately garlic infused olive oil is super easy to make. I found two recipes that I liked – one from Ina Garten and one from Martha Stewart. I merged them and adapted the final recipe to my family’s tastes (we REALLY like garlic). The flavor was a hit…
- 5 garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Bring the garlic and oil to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn the heat down to low and cook for an additional 5 minutes. (The garlic will be browned.) Turn off the heat and set the saucepan aside with the garlic and oil in it.
- After approximately five minutes, remove the garlic cloves from the oil and slice them. Place the sliced garlic in a bowl and pour the oil from the saucepan over them.
Baked Garlic Parmesan Sweet Potato Fries Recipe
Once you make my Simple Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries, simply toss them in the garlic infused olive oil and sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese. (As I mentioned, we REALLY like garlic, so I added some of the actual garlic in addition to the infused oil.) Enjoy!