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Oven-Roasted Frites With Herbes de Provence

Oven-Roasted Frites With Herbes de Provence 2.000

Steve Legato

Feb 27, 2008

You won't miss the extra fat or fuss of deep-fried French fries when you make this oven-roasted version.

Herbes de Provence is a dried herb mix, usually of basil, thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram and bay leaf, that is used widely in southern France. The best blends contain lavender, too; check for the inclusion of little purple blossoms.

Servings: 2 - 4
  • 2 pounds large russet or baking potatoes, peeled (3 to 4 potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for the pan (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence, crumbled
  • Fleur de sel
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Liberally spray a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking oil spray or grease with olive oil.

Cut the potatoes into strips that are 3 inches long and 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick; place in a large mixing bowl, drizzle with the olive oil and toss. Spread the potatoes on the prepared baking sheet in a single layer; bake, stirring them 3 times (wait until they are browned on the bottom before stirring the first time), for 35 to 45 minutes or until they are golden brown, crisp on the edges and tender inside.

Sprinkle with the herbes de Provence, then the fleur de sel and pepper to taste; toss well and serve immediately.

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Adapted from "Blue Eggs and Yellow Tomatoes: Recipes From a Modern Kitchen Garden," by Jeanne Kelley (Running Press, 2008).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (based on 4): 239

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 7g 11%

Saturated Fat: 1g 5%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 69mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates: 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber: 3g 12%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 5g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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