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Cilantro Jalapeno Oven Fries

Cilantro Jalapeno Oven Fries

Cilantro Jalapeno Oven Fries are classic comfort food – spicy, flavorful, a bit salty and crispy and hard to stop eating. A party favorite

Cilantro Jalapeno Oven Fries are very easy comfort food – spicy, full of flavor and very easy to pig out on. The cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice make a great flavor combination – all you do is toss the potato strips with the oil, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime mixture and pop it in the oven. Roast until the edges are getting brown.

I just left the skins on for these – I like them better that way, and a lot of the nutrition is in the skins. This batch definitely had some heat, but you can increase or decrease the jalapeno to control that. I also found that spraying a bit more oil on top before the last 10 minutes of roasting helped to crisp and brown them a bit.

These are great with sour cream, salsa, cheese, guacamole, whatever. Hope you enjoy them!

Cilantro Jalapeno Oven Fries
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 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



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