Oh my heavens! This is my new favorite recipe. When the kids get home from school, let them help make these delicious fries.
1. Heat the oven to 450. Heat 1 tablespoon minced garlic and 2 tablespoons canola oil together in a small saucepan over medium heat for 1 minute. Remove the garlic from the oil with a small mesh strainer or slotted spoon. Set both the garlic and the oil aside.
2. Cut 2 large baking potatoes into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks. In a large bowl, toss together the oil, the potatoes, and 1/2 tsp salt. Coat the baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potatoes on it in a single layer. Bake them until they are golden and crisp, about 35 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
3. Transfer the potatoes to a serving bowl and toss them with 1 tablespoon finely chopped, fresh Italian parsley, the garlic, and salt to taste.