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Oven Fries with Lemony Green Dressing and Gruyere

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 small servings 1x


Looking for tasty taters with a twist? Oven baked and drizzled with a bright vinaigrette, these salty skinny fries hit the spot.


  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, divided
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves, rough chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rough chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons coarse salt, divided, plus more to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 medium baking potatoes (about 2 pounds), sliced into thin matchsticks
  • 3 tablespoons neutral oil (such as vegetable, sunflower, or grapeseed oil)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese


  1. 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  2. Add 4 tablespoons fresh parsley to a blender or food processor along with the spinach, chives, lemon juice, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper until thoroughly combined. With the motor still running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if necessary. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425°F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or foil Coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the sliced potatoes with the neutral oil, rosemary, and a 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Spread the potatoes onto the baking sheets in a single layer, being sure not to overcrowd them.
  5. Bake until the potatoes begin to crisp, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Sprinkle the garlic evenly over the potatoes and toss to combine with tongs. Continue baking until the garlic has softened and the potatoes are lightly golden, about 10 more minutes.
  6. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt, the remaining 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, and the Gruyere. Serve immediately with the lemony green dressing.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: French Fries
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Appetizers

Keywords: french fries, oven-baked, lemon, Gruyere