Right now I am preparing dinner. I got a bit of a late start, like, it’s 7:30 and my chicken has just met the oven. One thing about being a mom to a feisty two-year old, is you can always count on dinner time being pretty erratic. So yeah, my kid is going to bed without dinner. Relax, he got some cheerios. Had to give the boy something….
Anyway! Tonight I’m making a roasted chicken with garlic and fresh thyme, along with garlic parmesan fries. Effing yum! I wanted to roast another chicken(since I still had 3 in the freezer). I decided to keep it simple tonight by using fresh thyme and garlic. While preparing my chicken, I couldn’t help but notice the neck was still long and disgusting looking. Nothing will take the sexy out of a roasted chicken like a giraffe neck. The parmesan garlic fries are something we make frequently in this house. Growing up in Central California, there is this awesome restaurant called McClintock’s. Awesome place to go to if you’re ever in San Luis Obispo County. So they have these fries, garlic parmesan fries, and they are insanely good. So good that my mother started making them. They are great and easy to make.
- Three tablespoons fresh thyme, minced.
- Five garlic cloves, pressed or minced.
- One and a half sticks of butter, brought to room temperature.
- Three or four large potatoes, peeled and cut into strips.
- Four garlic cloves, pressed or minced.
- One tablespoon olive oil.
- 1/4 cup grated parmesan.
- 1/2 cup fresh parmesan.
- Salt, to taste.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Take your chicken, clean it out and rinse it off. Place it in a baking dish and set to the side.
In a microwave safe bowl, place a whole stick of butter and mix in two cloves of pressed garlic. Mix in minced thyme, and place in the microwave for 45 seconds. Soon mixture over the entire chicken, salt, and place it in the oven. Baste every fifteen minutes until the chicken is fully cooked(fifteen minutes for every pound). For optimal flavor, spoon drippings onto your serving of chicken.
While the chicken is roasting, wash off, rinse, and peel potatoes. Cut into strips and set aside. If you have a deep fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees. In another microwave safe boil, put a half stick of butter, olive oil, and garlic. Microwave for one minute. Mix in grated parmesan and salt. Set aside to cool a little.
Place a handful of fries at a time in the deep fryer until golden brown and crispy, about four to five minutes. Salt fries while they are still hot.
Add fresh parmesan to butter mixture. Place fries in the garlic parmesan mixture and toss. Serve!
Now stuff your faces and be happy!