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lemony oven fries

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Nancy Allen
Wentzville, MO

These are outstanding french fries with a very fresh lemon flavor to them. Great with fish or burgers!

(1 rating)
yield 5 cups
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For lemony oven fries

  • 1/3 c
    olive oil
  • 1 lg
    lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c
    fresh italian flat leaf parsley sprigs
  • 1
    20oz. pkg. frozen french-fried shoestring potatoes (about 5 cups)
  • coarse sea salt
  • lemon wedges

How To Make lemony oven fries

  • 1
    In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Carefully add lemon slices. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until lemon begins to brown. Use tongs to turn lemon slices. Add the parsley to the oil. Cook for 20 to 30 seconds more or until parsley is crisp.
  • 2
    Remove lemon slices and parsley with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Reserve the lemon flavored oil (you should have about 3 tablespoons).
  • 3
    In a large bowl toss frozen shoestring potatoes with the reserved oil until coated. Place potatoes in a 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake according to the package directions or until the potatoes are browned and crisp, stirring occasionally.
  • 4
    To serve,toss lemon and parsley with the hot fries. Sprinkle generously with sea salt. squeeze lemon wedges over fries. Serve immediately. Makes 5 cups.