Gilroy Garlic Fries! Ummm…ummm Good!

Recipes: Garlic French Fries

(OFFICIAL FOOD OF THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – or at least it should be!)


  •  Oil for frying (peanut or canola)
  •  4 Russet potatoes or 12 oz bag of frozen pre cut fries
  • (I prefer frozen – save yourself some time)
  •  1/2 cup fresh minced garlic
  •  1/4 cup kosher salt
  •  1 Tbsp black pepper
  •  1 Tbsp dried Chives
  •  2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil



Cut the washed potatoes into 1/2 inch to 3/8 inch thick strips (if using a French mandolin set it to its thickest setting). Heat the oil in a cast iron pot or any heavy duty pot to 360 degrees.

Heat the olive oil in a frying pan then add the minced garlic for 30 seconds. Remove from pan and add to a mixing bowl with the salt, pepper, and chives. Mix well.

The potatoes must be fried three times for best results. In batches, if necessary, place the raw fries into the oil for 90 seconds. Remove and let drain. Drop fries again for another 90 seconds. Remove and let drain. Drop fries in again this time for 60 seconds or until crisp and golden brown.While the fries are still warm toss them with the garlic mixture.   Note:  Adjust the amount of garlic mixture to your taste as the garlic and salt mixture is strong.  Also, it’s important to use Kosher salt instead of regular table salt in this recipe as it will be a much lighter flavor.

GFBB WARNING!!   If you  try to drink a soda (Pepsi/Coke),  Beer’s Okay – before popping a fry in your mouth, they’ll taste like medicine…..the bad kind!)  Who knew?  First time I did this I took them back to the vendor – thought they were rancid.  He clued me in:))


4 responses to “Gilroy Garlic Fries! Ummm…ummm Good!

  1. Robert Redmond

    Okay. Just want you to know. We actually made these and they’re great! Makes me want to go to a ballgame!


  2. Editor of “Baseball Fever” just wrote and said he printed the recipe. He’s already a fan – it’s the others we’re trying to convert:))


  3. Muriel A. Irvin

    I had Garlic Fries at Chase Field in Phoenix about a week ago. I love garlic, love french fries and salt. I have to tell you that I could not eat them all as they were VERY spicy hot, and I like spicy Mexican food. What made them so hot? Are chives hot? I’ve eaten raw garlic and Spicy Hot Garlic but nothing like these. I’m going to make this recipe and see how they turn out. I want very much to be able to eat a lot of them.


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