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Oven Baked Curly Cheese Fries

These aren't ordinary cheese "fries". They're mixed with a hint of garlic, baked in the oven so no frying is required, and topped with aged cheddar cheese and fresh scallions. What a fun and healthy treat!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baked curly fries, cheese fries, curly fry cutter, healthy alternative french fries, recipes using a spiralizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 110kcal
Author Barbara Bianchi

Ingredients

  • 2 potatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese grated
  • scallions chopped

Instructions

  • Cut potatoes into curly strands using a spiralizer.Then snip or break them with your fingers into about 12 inch long strands. Place them in a bowl.
  • Mix oil, garlic and salt together in a small bowl and pour mixture over the potatoes. Toss to coat.
  • Place potatoes on your parchment lined baking pan and bake for about 15 minutes. Then turn the potatoes over with a spatula and bake for 10 minutes more.
  • Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake for 2 more minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Garnish with chopped scallions and serve with dip.

Notes

  • I love topping these curly cheese fries with aged cheddar cheese. What kind of toppings would you add? Bacon, jalapeños, blue cheese, chili, tomatoes, avocado, mozzarella, sour cream, hot sauce or even caramelized onions? It’s up to you.
  • For slicing the potatoes, I used my 4-blade spiralizer from Paderno World Cuisine. using the blade with the large triangles. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can also slice them by hand with a julienne peeler.
  • If you are using a spiralizer like the Paderno, make sure to buy fat potatoes that are relatively straight. Peel them and trim the end of each potato flat in order to secure a firm hold onto the sharp prongs. Make sure to keep the potato centered in the unit. This will turn out wonderfully long spirals each time.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal