Provençal Fries (baked and herby)

We used to often go to a fabulous vegetarian restaurant in Brixton, South London called Peter Peppers (sadly now closed) where they served gorgeous Mediterranean vegetarian food. Their Provençal fries were always a highlight of the meal – crisp, herby and oh so addictive. This is my version….. healthy, baked fries doused with plenty of herbes de provence and a sprinkle of garlic powder. I defy anyone to not love these!

Provencal Fries (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

serves 4

  • 3-4 medium to large red skinned potatoes, cut into chip shapes
  • 1-2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-2 tbsps herbes de provence

– Cut the potatoes into  chip shaped sticks, leaving the skin on

– Soak in cold water until needed

– Preheat the oven to 220 degrees Centigrade/ Gas Mark 6

– Throughly dry the potatoes (this is important)

– Place the potato sticks into a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Mix well.

– Sprinkle on the seasoning and thoroughly combine.

– Turn onto a baking tray.

– Roast for 30-40 minutes, turning them every 10 minutes or so.

– Serve once cooked through and thoroughly browned.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Somer says:

    I love the idea of using the herbes de provence on the oven fries! I’ll be trying this soon!

    1. lucylox says:

      They’re herb-tastic!

  2. I remember it was England where I learned there were “floury” and “waxy” potatoes, new potatoes, and more kinds of potatoes I’d ever seen before! I wonder how herbes de provence would taste on sweet potatoes?

    1. lucylox says:

      Mmm, I bet it would be nice. It’s funny, I take it for granted that everyone has a big range of potatoes available! But then again, potatoes are quite important here!

      1. Yes they are! Trying to stay off them, but it can be hard, like yesterday for Thanksgiving!

      2. lucylox says:

        Ooh, it must be hard to avoid potatoes. They’re such ultimate comfort food….

      3. I’m using Japanese yams as a sub, and they’re working out pretty well. And minus the tummyache, so that’s good, right?

      4. lucylox says:

        Definitely good! X

  3. Starr says:

    It’s funny how in sync we often are. This is exactly how I’ve come to make “fries”… except I’ve never used herbes de provence on them. Great idea!

    1. lucylox says:

      We do seem to be in tune! Try the herbes de Provence, it really is delicious. Do you have any secret seasoning ideas to pass on?

      1. Starr says:

        I used to make a mixture of chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper (no measurements, just to taste), but lately I’ve been lazy and just sprinkling on some salt.

      2. lucylox says:

        Mmmmmmm, that sounds like a good combo…. Definitely on my to do list 🙂

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