Friday, November 29, 2013

A Snack Time Favorite: My Version of Red Robin's Parmesan Garlic Steak Fries

Toddler snacks garlic parmesan parsley butter fries
Make Garlic Parmesan Fries with your own seasoning mix. This post will show you how.
My darling toddler son can sometimes be picky about his meals.  But the boy loves those garlic fries from Red Robin. So I decided to make them at home.  After all, I can control the salt content and play around with the flavors.  

The result? It was a big hit with him (and the household).  And it's a great snack to make for a burger-themed meal.  This snack is definitely going in our recipe book.

So here we go: my version of Red Robin's Garlic Parmesan steak fries.

Ingredients for Garlic Parmesan Fries parsley butter seasoning mix
Garlic Parmesan Fries: can't stop at one bite!

Garlic Parmesan Steak Fries


  Potatoes (1 potato per person)
  Cooking oil (I use olive because that what we had on hand)

  Seasoning mix  
  (Place the mix in a storage container. You'll be sprinkling some of it in this recipe)

  4 TBSPN Salt
  1 TBSPN Garlic powder
  2 tsp Chef's Essence (a blend of garlic, paprika, thyme, black pepper, oregano, cayenne    pepper, onion)
  1/2 tsp Curry powder
  1/2 tsp Dill
  1/4 tsp Celery salt

 Garlic Coating
  4-5 garlic cloves, minced
  Olive oil
  2 TBSPN Butter 
  Shredded Parmesan for more taste

Step 1: Peel the potatoes and cut it in half and half again.  Slice it into your preferred size (slim or wide). 

Step 2: Put the slices in a bowl with ice.  Leave them in their ice bath for at least 15 minutes. This helps removes some of the starch.  

Step 3: When the potato slices are done soaking, pat the slices dry.  Place the slices in a Ziploc bag with 2 TBSPN cooking oil and toss to coat. 

Step 4: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. 

Step 5: Place the slices on a baking sheet and sprinkle some of the seasoning mix (see above) on both sides.  Bake for 30 minutes. At the 15 minute mark, feel free to flip them so it evenly cooks.

Step 6: Now that the fries are in the oven, it's time to make the garlic coating for the fries. In a pan, melt the butter and a bit of olive oil together in a pan. Add the minced garlic and let it infuse in the oil.  Add parsley (we didn't have any so I used some basil flakes we had on hand). After a few minutes, remove from heat.

Step 7: When fries are done, carefully remove the fries from the oven and in a bowl, toss the fries with the garlic coating (be sure not to overcoat, as that could create soggy fries).  Then add the Parmesan cheese and toss again.  Finish it off by sprinkling some of the seasoning mix  for more taste! (a little goes a long way). Toss once more and serve warm.


So who's up for Parmesan Garlic Steak Fries?

You can make them as a snack or serve them with burgers, steak, or breadcrumb crusted fish!

Give the recipe a try.  Make and keep the seasoning mix for your next batch!

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