Cilantro Jalapeno Oven Fries
Author: Anita
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 55 mins
  • 4 cups potatoes cut into ½ inch strips (about 4-5 medium)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (about ½ large lime)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 small jalapeno (2 tbsp chopped)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • optional: olive oil cooking spray
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut garlic cloves in half and remove any green sprouts (they are bitter).
  3. Cut jalapeno in half, remove seeds, and coarsely chop
  4. Put the cilantro, garlic cloves, lime juice, olive oil, jalapeno, salt and pepper in a food processor or blender and pulse several times until you have a lumpy pesto.
  5. Place the potatoes in a plastic bag and pour the pesto mixture in. Hold the bag shut with one hand and massage to coat the potatoes with the mixture. You can also stir them together in a bowl to coat the potatoes.
  6. Spread evenly in a large baking dish or cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes, then remove from oven and stir or flip them over so they brown evenly. At this point you can spray them lightly with cooking spray (which helps them brown and crisp up) if you wish. Put back in oven and bake about 20 more minutes or until starting to brown on the edges.
  7. Serve hot with sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, guacamole, whatever
Recipe by Denver Green Chili at