Sunday, December 26, 2010

Oven Fries with Herbs and Pecorino Romano Cheese

This recipe comes from the Kitchen Daily web site. Made with starchy baking potatoes —flavored with garlic, fresh herbs and Pecorino Romano cheese— and tossed with just a little extra-virgin olive oil, these fries emerge from the oven crisp and delicious. 
Serves 4 

2 large baking potatoes, cut into 4-by-1/2-inch sticks
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon each of minced sage and rosemary
1/4 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a large bowl, toss the potato sticks with the olive oil until evenly coated. Spread the potato sticks on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer and bake in the upper third of the oven, turning once or twice with a spatula, until they are golden and crispy, about 30 minutes.

2. Sprinkle the minced garlic and herbs over the fries and toss well. Roast for about 5 minutes longer, until the herbs are fragrant and the garlic is lightly browned. Transfer the fries to a large bowl and toss with the grated Pecorino Romano. Season with salt and pepper and serve.