Jan 16
2012

Baked French Fries with Indian Spices (Cumin & Coriander) Recipe

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It wouldn’t be a surprise if we were sucked into our couch and never heard from again. The NHL season is nearly halfway over (we’re rooting for our boys, the Canucks!) and the NFL playoffs are in full swing, with the Super Bowl (and Super Bowl snacks) a mere three weeks away. All of this means that we are watching more than our fair share of sports and are at risk of our eyes turning into those cartoon spirals and our heads exploding from an overload of sports stats (Is it really necessary that I know that Eli Manning is the fourth quarterback to throw more than 100 yards while wearing a New York Giants’ uniform? I’m sure this is taking the place of other important information. It likely explains why I can never remember my boys’ shoe sizes.)

We are doing our best to offset this couch potato behavior by strapping on our running shoes and hitting the road, going for family walks and heading to the indoor pool so the kids can burn off some energy. On top of that, we are balancing the occasional serving of Sticky & Sweet Chicken Wings with healthy dips, lean and hearty soups and healthier versions of crowd-pleasing French fries.

These low-fat snacks first appeared on this site as Baked French Fries with Garlic & Parmesan Cheese, and then later with Chile Peppers and Cilantro. It was time for a third version, this time tossed with Indian spices (cumin and coriander), garlic and cilantro. These were a hit with both my husband and kids. I’d say they were fist-pump and chest-bump worthy.

The recipe:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Cut potatoes lengthwise into slices that are 1/3-inch thick and then cut each slice into 1/3-inch thick strips. Dry the potatoes between two kitchen towels.

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In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.

Divide the potatoes between two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spread into a single layer.

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Bake until the potatoes are golden brown, about 40 minutes, turning the potatoes every 10 minutes, and rotating the racks halfway through baking.

In a small bowl, stir together ground cumin and ground coriander. Set aside.

Heat 1 teaspoon olive in a small nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapenos and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Take care not to burn the garlic.

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Place the cooked potatoes in a large bowl and toss with garlic, cumin and coriander mixture, and cilantro. Taste (be careful – they’ll be hot!) and season with additional salt, if necessary. Serve.

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Other baked French fries recipes:
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked French with Garlic, Parsley & Parmesan Cheese
Cookin’ Canuck’s Baked French Fries with Chile Peppers & Garlic
Family Fresh Cooking’s Thai Spiced Baked French Fries
Elana’s Pantry’s Baked Carrot French Fries
The Savvy Spoon’s Baked Avocado Fries with Soy Dipping Sauce

Baked French Fries with Indian Spices (Cumin & Coriander)

Yield: Serves 4

Baked French Fries with Indian Spices (Cumin & Coriander)

From the kitchen of Cookin Canuck. www.cookincanuck.com

Ingredients

  • 4 medium russet potatoes (about 1 ¾ pounds), unpeeled
  • 3 tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Cut potatoes lengthwise into slices that are 1/3-inch thick and then cut each slice into 1/3-inch thick strips. Dry the potatoes between two kitchen towels.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt.
  4. Divide the potatoes between two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spread into a single layer.
  5. Bake until the potatoes are golden brown, about 40 minutes, turning the potatoes every 10 minutes, and rotating the racks halfway through baking.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together ground cumin and ground coriander. Set aside.
  7. Heat 1 teaspoon olive in a small nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Take care not to burn the garlic.
  8. Place the cooked potatoes in a large bowl and toss with garlic, cumin and coriander mixture, and cilantro. Taste (be careful – they’ll be hot!) and season with additional salt, if necessary. Serve.

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1 Sprigs of Rosemary January 16, 2012 at 5:19 am

Pretty funny — baked french fries for your couch potatoes! The Indian flavors sound great, though. I’d love to try these. I’ve made baked “fries” before but only sliced them. Never took the time to cut like fries. WIll do now.

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) January 16, 2012 at 7:52 am

Thank you! I find that when I get them into thinner fries, there is more browned surface for each fry, giving each of them more flavor and slightly more crunch.

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3 Bev Weidner January 16, 2012 at 5:29 am

Favorite. Fry. Ever.

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4 Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables January 16, 2012 at 6:31 am

These looks delicious, can’t wait to try!

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5 Maureen January 16, 2012 at 6:33 am

Lordy, these look fantastic!! I’d sit on your couch too if I could have these! Amazing.

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6 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar January 16, 2012 at 6:59 am

These sound so yummy!

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7 Megan Pence @CountryCleaver January 16, 2012 at 8:03 am

How perfect are these?! I would love to scarf on these during the endless football games my (loving) hunny subjects me to every Sunday, and a treat with no guilt – could me in!

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8 Kristi Rimkus January 16, 2012 at 8:13 am

We’re big football fans in this house, so I know what you mean about not getting off the couch for hours at a time. Munching on baked fries sounds like a terrific idea!

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9 Kirsty @ Secret Life of a College Girl January 16, 2012 at 8:29 am

Want to make these for my Super Bowl party. Better make a lot, I bet they’ll be a hit! I’m kind of obsessed with sweet potato fries, so maybe I’ll try making them with sweet potatoes too.

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10 Belinda @zomppa January 16, 2012 at 8:58 am

Oh boy…these look so addictive, I’d have a hard time concentrating on the game!

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11 KalynsKitchen January 16, 2012 at 9:05 am

Love the idea of spicy fries!

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12 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. January 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

These look fantastic! Just put them on Pinterest

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13 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel January 16, 2012 at 9:59 am

Yum!! I swear I could live off of potatoes.

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14 Cassie January 16, 2012 at 10:28 am

LOVE these, Dara! What a creative way to spice up fries!

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15 Maria January 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

Baked fries are the best! Love the spices on these fries!

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16 Kim Beaulieu January 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Omg Dara these are amazing, I am drooling over this one. Love fries and these just take them to a whole new level.

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17 CouponClippingCook January 16, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Wow…love this way of making fries. Infusing the spices in the olive oil and then just mixing that with the baked fries…brilliant. I have that very same blue plate that you used…..just bought if for taking food pics. It’s such a pretty color.

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18 Lynn January 16, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I love baked fries and actually any type of potato dish. The seasonings that you used for these sound like a great change from what I normally make.

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19 Deb January 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

What a great “game day” treat, so much better than the traditional greasy, heavy snacks we tend to prepare. Thanks or sharing such a compelling recipe.

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20 Angie January 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Yummy, I need nutritious ideas right now.

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21 Fred @ Savorique January 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

I’ve actually had Indian spiced fries made of sweet potatoes. I bet it was a very similar recipe. You should try. And it’s healthier too! ;)

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22 Diane {Created by Diane} January 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

These looks fantastic!!! I’ll try a whole tray full :)

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23 Shawn @ I Wash...You Dry January 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Wonderful Photos! And, any version of these fries you make sound absolutely heavenly! Since they are baked, I might be able to pass it off as healthy?!?!

PS- I just signed up for Camp Blogaway- can’t wait to finally meet you!

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24 Marly January 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I have to confess to loving french fries. But I don’t like them overly greasy. That means these look perfect! They are definitely going to be on my list to try soon!

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25 Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet January 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

These look great!

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26 Jeanette January 16, 2012 at 6:15 pm

These have all my favorite spices and herbs – yum!

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27 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen January 16, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Wow these sound like the best fries ever!

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28 beti January 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

now for sure I will make my own french fries

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29 Katie January 17, 2012 at 6:59 am

WOW! These look and sound amazing!

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30 Jenny Flake January 17, 2012 at 7:13 am

LOVE the spices going on with these fries Dara! ….and they are baked too! Win Win:)

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31 Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 17, 2012 at 8:21 am

What a great idea for a new flavor combo, love these!

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32 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes January 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

All your version sound great. Wish we’d had these last night with our burgers.

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33 Katie {Epicurean Mom Blog} January 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Mmmmmmmm, these sound so decadent!! Love the indian flair!

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34 Food Frenzy January 17, 2012 at 12:51 pm

We always have an amazing set of food ideas. I love the simplicity of these fries, which will go over real well during the Super Bowl.

We invite you to share this post and other food posts at Food Frenzy.

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35 marla January 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Love that you made a third version of these healthy fries! They are so pretty against the red :)

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36 Mrs. L January 17, 2012 at 4:31 pm

These look so good, I’m going to have to try all the variations!

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37 Lauren January 17, 2012 at 5:31 pm

These sound dee-vine! And so easy!

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38 Jamie January 18, 2012 at 5:22 am

Yum! Dara, I have never seen potato sticks baked that look…fried! And so tempting! I love it! And love the spices – this is one recipe I’ll try soon. (and I love watching How I Met Your Mother because one of the characters is Canadian and always roots for the Canucks. Your post made me laugh!)

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39 Meeta January 18, 2012 at 5:38 am

I love using these spices for fires – I usually make them with sweet potatoes or parsnip which also work well with Indian spices. Love this!

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40 Steve @ the black peppercorn January 18, 2012 at 7:52 am

Dara, Our house has football on all the time as well! To make things even crazier, my brother in law lives with us and works at Starbucks – he has missed the football games but since I taped them he has been watching them throughout this week to catch up. There has been a double dose of football in this hous. I am not complaining but I feel for my poor wife! Go Eli! My son keeps on cheering for the quarterback who shares his name.
BTW – these fries…… delish!

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41 bellini January 18, 2012 at 8:31 am

Personally there is nothing better than munch in potatoes as we settle into “couch potato” behaviour.

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42 Roz@weightingfor50 January 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Hi Dara. I LOVE the idea of the Indian spices on the baked fries. You have some great ideas!!! Have a good Wed.

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43 Susie January 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm

These french fries sound dangerously good. I love the addition of the spices…. I will have to try making some. YUM.

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44 Courtney J January 18, 2012 at 6:20 pm

These look incredible. I had cumin fries will at a mexican restaurant in NYC. They were fantastic. Cannot wait to try this recipe!

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45 Jen at The Three Little Piglets January 18, 2012 at 6:55 pm

I’m starting to feel the same exact way! I’m sort of already wishing the Superbowl was over!

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46 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen January 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Those look so golden and delicious!

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47 Nevine @ Tableya January 19, 2012 at 3:29 am

My husband just got back from a trip to India, and he’d been raving about all things Indian since then. I’m sure he’ll love these:)

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48 Carolyn January 20, 2012 at 4:56 am

These sound fantastic, Dara. I love Indian flavours and the fries themselves look crisp and perfect.

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49 EA-The Spicy RD January 23, 2012 at 10:26 am

Fabulous fries, and with cilantro all the better!!!

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50 Kita January 30, 2012 at 6:55 am

We were talking just last night about how we feel a bit gluttonous right now and that we can’t wait to pull our bikes out again. I hope we don’t get lost in the sofa before then!
Nothing tops the crunch and flavor of a home made baked french fries. Theres just something that brings out the kid in me and makes me want to pick at them ignoring anything else on the table.

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51 catchfoods February 13, 2012 at 3:55 am

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