I love french fries. There’s nothing quite like biting into the perfectly seasoned french fry with just the right amount of crisp on the outside. The technique in this recipe results in fries that are crisp on the outside but not overdone to the point of being dried out. Although the technique has a few extra steps involved, the end result of the perfect, crispiest fries is worth the effort.

The sauce in this recipe adds yet another special layer to the deliciousness! With a big kick of garlic, the combination of hummus and tahini create a unique flavor. This sauce could be adapted to use as a dipping sauce or dressing for other foods as well.


For the Fries

Garlic Tahini Hummus Sauce


For the Fries

  1. Place sliced potatoes in a large bowl of cold water. Soak for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. Drain and rinse potatoes, then blot dry with a paper towel. Also dry the bowl in which you soaked them.
  4. Add fries back to the bowl, and add olive oil. Toss until potatoes are evenly coated.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together arrowroot starch, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano. Sprinkle evenly over fries, and toss to coat fries thoroughly.
  6. Spread fries out in a single layer on prepared baking sheets. 
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove pans from oven, and carefully flip fries with a spatula. Place pans back in the oven and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until fries are crispy and slightly brown on the ends.

For the Sauce

  1. In a small skillet heat oil over medium-low heat. Add chopped garlic and cook until translucent, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place remaining sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Add half of the cooked garlic and process again. Taste and adjust salt, tang (lemon juice) and garlic.
  3. To serve: Place a double layer of freshly baked fries in a serving container. Dress generously with garlic sauce. Sprinkle reserved cooked garlic over the sauce. Garnish with chopped fresh oregano or parsley. Serve!

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If you love these crispy fries, you should try my Zesty Sweet Potato Fries too!

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