Easy Garlic Ranch Oven Fries, these are my ultimate weakness! I could eat the whole pan! I’m all about healthy food and I’m a vegetarian so I strive to eat lots of vegetables. This recipe I created for Easy Garlic Ranch Oven Fries is a vegetable side dish that is so good I can’t stop eating it! Yes, it’s a carb, but potatoes are also a vegetable. I try to limit carbs, however this tasty comfort food (CARB!) dish is worth the splurge for sure. I like to eat these cold the next morning too (shh! don’t tell my family, I ate all the leftovers last time and I didn’t share! sorry guys!)
I also love this recipe because it’s easy to make. I love easy. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good gormet super involved recipe loaded with tons of ingredients, but sometimes as a busy mom, I just want something easy. And good. These fries fit both of those criteria. They become crispy in the oven without having to fry them in a large pot of oil so there isn’t any splattering of oil to deal with. It’s a simple pour, stir, coat, pop it in the oven recipe.
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The ingredients to make these oven fries are easy and common ingredients. People often have these ingredients in their pantries as regular staples, which is something that is perfect for an easy add-on to any meal. The four ingredients are as follows:
- potatoes, peeled and sliced into sticks
- Dry Ranch Dressing mix, I use Hidden Valley Ranch™
- olive oil
- garlic salt with parsley (or just garlic salt if yours doesn’t have the parsley in it, that’s ok)
Add these oven fries to a grilled meal or to any entree. They are a tasty appetizer or an accompaniment to any meal as a side dish. I personally love to dip them in ketchup, but they are yummy all by themselves too without any dipping sauce. They are so good, I can’t say that enough! If I could make these for you, I would invite you over to eat them with me, but you’d have to fight me for them! Have I convinced you to try them yet?
When to Eat These Simple Oven Fries
These simple oven fries make a great appetizer.
We often make a meal of appetizers at my house and we eat the appetizers in courses. It’s a fun and laid back way to eat a family meal while relaxing with all of us enjoying leisure time without a structured rigid family meal. Appetizer meals have become one of our kids’ favorite family meals because we are all relaxing and doing what we want while periodically enjoying yummy apps.
These fries are also good with any grilled entree or entree made in oven. They are good both fresh and leftover (whether cold or warmed up), however the cripiness is lost as a leftover (but the taste is still super yum!).
I leave these fries on one side the whole cooking time rather than flipping them over halfway because this creates a crispy side to the fries. They could be flipped halfway through the cooking time, but this would result in a less crispy side. The crispy crunch side that was touching the cookie sheet is the best part of the fries in my opinion!
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I hope you enjoy this recipe! I’d love to hear about it if you try them!
This is an original recipe by Julie Hoag 9/15/2017.