Garlicky Potato Fries & Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

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These potato fries have been a staple in my cooking adventures. Being one of the first recipes I can honestly say I've "mastered" in the last year. Don't believe me? Check out my post from two years ago.

A lot has changed since then, but trust me when I say, I've cracked the code to this recipe's perfection. In fact, I'd go as far as to say these potato fries are what won the stomach of my boyfriend, Nick, as this was his most frequently requested side for the first few years of our relationship.

Start by mincing your garlic then add 4 tablespoons of olive oil.

Now here's the secret to hacking this recipe: the microwave! That's right! Instead of soaking your potatoes in cool water for an hour, just toss in a bowl with the garlic and oil until completely coated, then cover and place into the microwave for 5 minutes or until the potatoes are beginning to become translucent.

Sprinkle on the paprika, salt, pepper, and cornstarch and toss again to coat.

Then arrange the potatoes in a single layer and cook in the oven at 375 F for 40 minutes.

Be sure to flip the potatoes half way to get all sides nice and crispy on every side!

During the second round of cooking, once you've flipped the potatoes, make the cilantro lime dipping sauce by combining the juice of one lemon with the sour cream and chopped cilantro.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Garlicky Potato Fries & Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce

  • Number of Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
Garlicky Potato Fries & Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce


  • 5 medium red skin potatoes
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp spicy paprika
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 5 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • salt & pepper, to taste

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Wash and then chop your potatoes into wedges about 1-2 inches in size.
  2. Mince the garlic then place into a glass (or microwave safe) bowl and cover with 4 tablespoons of olive oil. Microwave about 30 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the potatoes to the bowl and toss with the oil until coated. Microwave 5-6 minutes, covered, until the potatoes are turning translucent on the edges.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together the cornstarch, paprika, salt, and pepper then sprinkle onto the potatoes and toss gently to coat the potatoes evenly.
  4. Arrange in a single layer on a cookie sheet and place into the oven for 20 minutes, then flip the potatoes, and cook for and additional 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  5. During the second half of the potatoes cooking time, prepare the cilantro lime dipping sauce by stirring together the sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice. (Be sure to stir the sour cream before adding the lime juice as not to curdle the sour cream.) Chill until the fries are ready, serve hot and enjoy!

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