with a ginormous bag of russet potatoes from costco, one has to be creative with what to do with all of them. roasted potato strips are a great way to utilize these potatoes as well as a great alternative to an ordinary baked potato. in lieu of the fried version and with less fat, these potato strips make a great side dish to sandwiches, burgers, or whatever you so desire, for that matter. the olive oil helps in browning the potatoes.
2 lg russet potatoes
1-2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 clove garlic
2 tbs fresh parsley, finely chopped
cut the potatoes lengthwise into 1/2 inch slices. cut those strips into 1/2 inch slices. continue with both potatoes. place the potato strips in a bowl and fill with water. let soak for 3 minutes and drain the potatoes. pat the potatoes dry with a clean dish towel.
preheat oven to 400 degrees
in a bowl, add the potatoes, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper. arrange the potato slices on the baking sheet in a single layer and roast the potatoes. every 10-15 minutes turn the potatoes until they are evenly crisped and browned, 35-45 minutes. times may vary depending on the thickness of potatoes. meanwhile, chop the parsley and garlic. at the near end of the roasting period, toss the potatoes with the garlic and add a touch of olive oil if necessary.
once the potatoes are done, transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper and add the parsley mixture and toss gently to coat. serve at once.