Fabulous Freelancer Foodie Recipe: Frites with Tarragon and Garlic

Try this frites with tarragon and garlic recipe the next time you’re looking for an innovative appetizer!

Note: adapted from a recipe found in a Relish issue.


  • 1 large unpeeled potato
  • ½ teaspoon of minced fresh garlic
  • ½ tablespoon of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh, minced tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh, minced parsley


  1. Make sure the oven is preheated to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the potato into 3/8-inch slices.
  3. Take each slice and cut them into thirds or fourths lengthwise.
  4. Fill a large bowl with exceptionally hot water.
  5. Place the potato slices into the bowl and allow them to soak for 15 minutes.
  6. In the meantime, rinse and dry the large bowl.
  7. Drain the potato slices and allow them to dry thoroughly on paper towel sheets.
  8. Put the potatoes, olive oil, and garlic into the bowl and toss them until they’re combined well.
  9. Place the seasoned potato slices on a large baking sheet in an even, single layer, and bake them for 20 minutes.
  10. Take the potato slices out of the oven and flip them over on the baking sheet. Continue to cook them for 10 more minutes, until they’re a deep golden color.
  11. Return to the large bowl to combine the salt, herbs, and sugar. Sprinkle this mixture over the potato slices, stir the slices a final time, and serve.

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