Bringing a whole new meaning to golden fries today with Golden Turmeric Garlic Fries! Things are off to a crazy start this year, I wouldn’t have it any other way, and here I am again late the night before Meatless Monday trying to figure out what I’m going to post and getting it together. This was going to be a Friday post since S, my oldest daughter, thought we should do Fri-Friday with fries. I can see that with all the types of potatoes out there, the flavor options, oh and the dips and sauces. My husband thought we were crazy and A, my youngest daughter, wasn’t a fan of the idea. Oh well it was a thought and besides if we took up all those Fridays with fries what would happen to all the pizza?
Keeping it real we sometimes have fries for dinner. Sometimes loaded fries like I’ve posted in the past just topping sweet potatoes cut into julienne strips and baked, aka fries, topped with a quick vegan chili and cheese. Sometimes just fries. In fact we had fries for dinner Saturday night, two kinds. So I know some are thinking that’s really healthy but hey they were homemade baked fries, these Golden Turmeric Garlic Fries. So nothing more than potatoes, a little extra virgin olive oil, spices and herbs. Sure we could have just had baked potatoes but those aren’t always as fun, oh they can be thought because I love my baked sweet potatoes with nut butter and other delicious toppings for breakfast especially, but we didn’t want the toppings. Oh don’t worry we didn’t just had fries, we balanced it out and added a soft boiled egg. We had to have something to dip them into, haha! So did we really just have brinner, aka breakfast for dinner? Just big hash browns and eggs? I’m sticking to it was dinner only because I had a glass of wine and I don’t normally have wine for breakfast.
So more about these Golden Turmeric Garlic Fries, they’re a little spicy but oh so good! I’m not sure if I was thinking about the curry I had been craving when I came up but when I thought about golden fries and all the fun and puns and the anti-inflammatory benefits of the turmeric I just had to make them. I did make multiple versions and an amazing quick homemade ketchup that will be coming in an upcoming post but if you’re looking for a reason to make fries you don’t need more reason than these are healthy baked fries with a golden turmeric benefit. I’m so hooked on turmeric right now and have been for over a year now but it’s helped so much with inflammation post workout and I love it with a sweet or spicy twist. I also think there is something about that bright yellow golden color that just makes me smile, like beets. Both of which stain, I have countless towels and shirts to prove it but that doesn’t stop the love.
Whether you want to spice things up and have fries for dinner or want to add these as a side to dinner tonight I hope you love them!
Thank you for joining my co-host Deborah and me for another fabulous Meatless Monday! I hope that you are inspired by the recipes linked up below!
Golden Turmeric Garlic Fries
Makes 4-6 servings
2lb russet potatoes, about 6 medium potatoes
1 TBSP avocado or extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 TBSP minced garlic
1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley, optional
*Turmeric can stain so if you are new to using it just a note of caution. I cannot tell you how many white kitchen towels I’ve stained over the years with turmeric. I’ve also made the mistake of wearing my favorite white shirt while making turmeric golden milk and smoothies. Nothing to be scared of it’s like beets, and if you don’t know I wouldn’t want you to be surprised.
Preheat oven to 450F. Line 2 baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with extra virgin olive oil or non stick spray of choice. In a small bowl mix together turmeric, cayenne pepper, sea salt, and pepper. Peel potatoes and slice into about 3/8″ fries. We use a mandoline to julienne them but you can also cut them by hand. If cutting into a larger size you will just need to adjust cooking time accordingly. In a large bowl toss potatoes with olive oil and mix with your hands until well coated. Next add the blended spices and toss to coat, again noting that turmeric can stain so you will want to wash your hands right after and avoid contact with clothing. Spread fries on prepared baking pans in a single layer. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes, turn/toss fries and rotate pans and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden brown and done. Remove fries and toss or top with minced garlic and fresh parsley when serving. Enjoy!A whole new meaning to golden fries with #healthy Golden Turmeric Garlic Fries! #MeatlessMonday @MeatlessMonday Click To Tweet
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Yay, fries! And what a great way to eat more turmeric– YUM!
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Thank you Courtney! Happy Meatless Monday, thank you for joining us.
Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner
You know I really forget about using tumeric and it has so many health benefits. Thanks for the ideas! Hope you have a great meatless Monday
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I’m all over all the anti-inflammatory foods so I can’t forget. Happy Meatless Monday!
Yum! I made fries for dinner last night, but these sound so good I’ll have to try them again tonight! Thanks for hosting!
Debbie recently posted…Spicy Tofu Hot Wings with Vegan Ranch Dip
I’d love to hear what you think if you do! Thank you for joining us.
These look amazing! Great side dish or dinner party app!!
abbey sharp recently posted…Gluten Free Shrimp Biryani with Indian Shrimp Marinade
Thank you Abbey! Any way you bake them they’re sure to be a hit!
I’ve been on a sweet potato fry kick lately but these look even better!
Annmarie recently posted…Gluten Free Blueberry Protein Waffles
Oh just you wait we have a fun sweet tator one coming too! 😉
Liz @ I Heart Vegetables
These fries sound so yummy! What a fun twist of flavor!
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Thank you Liz, it’s fun to spice things up sometimes!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
Sarah, these look awesome! And dipping them into those eggs was nothing short of brilliant! I love, love, love turmeric and actually have a post all about it scheduled for the future. I seriously LOL’d when I read that you “don’t normally have wine for breakfast” 🙂
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Thank you! Oh I can’t wait to read it, I’ll be watching for it. Haha well I had don’t have wine for breakfast but than my husband corrected me and said should we add normally. LOL Oops forgot about the occasional mimosa.
Rebecca Strength and Sunshine
So your not vegan than?
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No, haven’t been for awhile. Still mostly plant-based and “vegan” based on what I do eat.
Kelly @ TastingPage
I love turmeric and always try to get some in my diet everyday. Adding them to garlic fries just made that a whole lot easier!
Kelly @ TastingPage recently posted…Raw Rainbow Detox Veggie Salad
I’m always trying to find ways to add it in since I love it so much too. Easy and fun!
I have been on a turmeric kick lately! I often add it to my roasted potatoes as well- these sound delicious!
Kerri McGrail recently posted…Strawberry Mocha Protein Chia Pudding
It’s such a delicious spice!
Gluten Free With Emily
I love making my own fries! This tumeric version looks amazing!!
They’re so much better than the greasy fried ones at restaurants which I’m not a fan of but love homemade fries.
I am always looking for more ways to get turmeric into my diet. Never thought of French fries!
Right there with you, there are so many great ways to add it in!
YUM! I’ve never tried turmeric with french fries. And I’m a big garlic fan so this is a must. I wonder what type of aioli would work as a dipping sauce…
Interesting question… we were dipping them in eggs so didn’t think of a dip for these but we did have them with a fun ketchup that I made for another fry recipe that was good. If you come up with a good one let me know. I guess I would just default to avocado or eggs. LOL
These look so delicious! I love the addition of turmeric in these fries! That and the garlic make this is winning flavor combination for these fries!
Taylor Kiser recently posted…Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
Thank you Taylor! If I have to make fries for the family I’m going to make them fun, healthy, and delicious!
I think my girls would love fries and I’ve tried to make them myself unsuccessfully. But these look really good. I need to give them a try again.
Chrissy recently posted…MEDICINE BALL KICKBOXING WORKOUT
I hope you give fries a try again and they work out better! What problem are you usually having with them?
Genius! I never thought about it! I eat/drink turmeric every day, and as a Finn, potatoes are one of my favorite foods.
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Sounds like it was a combo that was meant for you to try!
I’ve been on a big tumeric kick the past 6 months. There are so many ways to use this spice.
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Right there with you on the turmeric train!
These sound so fabulous! I do like to use turmeric for it’s health benefits, so I can’t wait to try these out!! Pinned 🙂
Thank you, hope you give them a try!
Kayla @ Blondes Have More Run
Omg I love your idea of dipping the fries into an egg yolk! That is genius! You need to copyright that idea!
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It’s so good! I’m pretty sure we aren’t the only ones that do it but I have to agree it’s pretty genius! 😉
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
i am absolutely in love with these. cant wait to make them.
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I hope you love them, keep me posted!
Julie @ Running in a Skirt
THe turmeric on this is so unique and yummy! I love the fresh take on fries! Thanks for hosting!
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Thank you and thank you for joining us Julie!
I have been obsessed with turmeric lately! There is no denying it’s health benefits. These fries are totally my kind of food! They look great!
Jenn recently posted…Coconut Curry Soup w/ Sweet Potato Noodles
Thank you! I’m right there with you, obsessed with it!
I love turmeric on anything! These look dangerously delicious!
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Thank you, they are pretty darn good!
Kim and Kalee
I’ve never thought to get in turmeric that way! I absolutely love all of the good things to do for you, and this looks like something easy to incorporate for the whole family!
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It’s so good I can’t get enough lately and I can feel it helping post workout with inflammation.
Always up for eating fries for dinner! Glad I’m not alone :0
Nope you’re not alone!
I always love finding new potato recipes to try. This one looks delicious and good for me! Love it.
One of the best ways to enjoy fries! Well stuffed sweet potatoes are right up there!
My husband has been into boiled eggs lately. I bet he’d also enjoy the fries dipped in yolk. What a great idea!
Elizabeth DiBurro recently posted…One Pan Roasted Chicken with Veggies and Potatoes
Yes! Let me know what he thinks!
Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit
The one time I cooked with tumeric, it turned everything orange. I need to read up on this spice!
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Haha, yes it does stain as I mentioned a few times. I think of it like beets, you just have to be careful.
These look delicious! I’ve been really into turmeric lately, putting it on everything I can’t wait to try on homemade fries!
Emily recently posted…3 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions to Keep All Year Long
Thank you Emily! I just can’t get enough it’s so good!
I’m soooo smitten with this idea Sarah! We do baked wedge fries at least ones a week and I always fall into a flavor rut. Time to go the golden route.
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Thank you Alisa! Sounds like I should send my oldest to your house for Fry Friday! She can help you get out of that rut. 😉
Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
These look so yummy! I can’t believe they’re so crispy from the oven! And that egg dipping pic? Yes, please!
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Yes they’re so crispy, and it’s so much better than ketchup! 😉
Meg @ With Salt and Wit
These fries sound amazing! I am going to have to make them for dinner this weekend! I am interested in this egg dipping too! I wish I could try it but this egg allergy might keep me from that! 😉
Meg @ With Salt and Wit recently posted…One Bowl Mini Baked Samoa Donuts
Thank you! Bummer on the eggs but I can relate as you have so many delicious creations I wish I could eat.
I would eat these for dinner…nothing else required! It looks absolutely delicious and I love the addition of tumeric!
Amanda Kanashiro recently posted…Gluten Free Jamaican Jerk Tacos with Spicy Mayo
Happy we aren’t the only ones! Thank you Amanda.
Wow these are so gourmet looking; I would love to come over and fries for dinner with you. I’ve never thought of having fries with an egg, but that actually sounds really delicious.
Thank you Emily! Anytime your in Minnesota let me know! 😉
I need to get some avocado oil. These fries sound amaaaaazing! <3 (I can pretty much never say no to fries, so um, potatoes are gonna have to be on my shopping list very shortly. 😛 )
It’s so good but you can also use extra virgin olive oil. I hope you love them!
Jess @ Scones & Patron
Turmeric and garlic are my favorite spices, and these look incredible! Can’t wait to try them out!
Thank you! I just can’t get enough turmeric lately and you can’t ever go wrong with garlic!