Baked Basil Fries

We’ve got our sweets for St. Patrick’s Day. We have our Irish Soda Bread. But I feel like we are missing something. Maybe a potato recipe? Of course! These baked french fries have some basil for that touch of green that you can’t leave out on St. Patrick’s Day. Plus they are baked so they are better for you! Preheat that oven and let’s get to it!

Baked Basil Fries 

Ingredients

  • 2 lb fresh russet potatoes (about 2 large)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a cookie sheet with foil and set aside.
  2. Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick strips.
  3. In medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Toss potatoes with mixture.
  4. Spray foil with cooking spray. Place potatoes on cookie sheet in single layer. Bake 15 minutes; turn potatoes, and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until tender.

French fries are so easy, delicious and the perfect lunch or dinner side. Eat by themselves or your favorite dipping sauce.

ENJOY! 😀

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

Being dairy free does not mean you have to eat food that is taste free. I have started to realize that you can get that same rich and creamy taste that butter and milk offers in dishes without using milk and butter. The trick is to find what suits your tastes. Here is my favorite way to make mashed potatoes sans milk and butter.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium size baking potatoes or 2 large baking potatoes – peeled and sliced         
  • 2 quarts of water
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 Canola or Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Toasted Sesame Oil
  • Black pepper to taste
  1. Pour water into medium pot and bring to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to water.
  2. Peel and cut up potatoes and add them to boiling water.
  3. Bring water back to a boil and stir then bring to a simmer.
  4. Simmer and cook potatoes until potatoes are soft.
  5. Drain water and pour into medium mixing bowl.
  6. In the medium mixing bowl, add canola oil, toasted sesame oil and salt to taste and mix until potatoes are smooth.
  7. Mix in pepper to taste until potatoes are smooth and creamy

Serve with your favorite entree and vegetables and refrigerate leftovers.

ENJOY! 😀