Potatoes in garlic butter sauce. I mean, C’MON, man!? How could you go wrong?
Trick question. YOU CAN’T.
This recipe is the definition of comfort food. My dad grew up on a potato farm in rural Norway, so potatoes basically are in my blood. I also have fond memories of my obachan (Japanese grandma) frying up similar potatoes whenever she was babysitting us kiddos. We would run wild in her big backyard and then come back inside for a quick pan-fried potato and apple slice break. The best.
This recipe is a fancy version of the fries she would make for us! It involves all the same flavors, but with extra garlic (#nevertoomuch) and chopped parsley for some green (which makes it basically good for you 😉). I made these with my sister and we scarfed down the entire batch!
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 3 large russet potatoes, sliced lengthwise into ½-inch circles and cut into ½-inch strips
- 3 cloves chopped garlic
- ¼ cup chopped parsley
- sea salt
- cracked black pepper
- optional: ketchup
- Heat the olive oil and butter in skillet over medium heat.
- Take the potato slices and lie them on a paper towel. Lightly sprinkle salt on them and let them sweat out the water for 5 minutes or so (this will help make your fries crispier). Pat the potato strips dry with paper towel. Once dry, add potatoes to skillet. Cook and stir potato strips until they are browned and crispy, about 20 minutes.
- Add garlic and parsley and cook for 2-3 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste