Who doesn’t like fries? Tossed in sea salt and rosemary, these perfectly crispy Heart-Shaped Rosemary Oven Fries will add a lil’ love to your breakfast, lunch or dinner! Serve them as hash browns to compliment your eggs, as a side for your dinner, or just on their own as an adorable little snack.
Crispy potatoes hold a special place in my heart, and this is such a great way to switch up your side dish game. These go well with diverse dishes and are fun to make (it’s like cutting cookies!). They act as a hearty side dish that’s is sure to fill your plate (and home) with the sweet aroma of fresh rosemary. Plus, they sure look cute! You will need some good quality fresh potatoes and a mini heart-shaped cookie cutter for this recipe. Involve the family and let them take part in the action.
How to Make Heart-Shaped Fries
Boil your potatoes for about 15 minutes, and remove to let cool. Once cool enough to touch, slice the potatoes into 1/2″ thick slices. Then, use your heart-shaped cutter to cut out as many shapes as you can (this part will really depend on the size of your cutter). then you can move on to tossing in oil and rosemary and roasting! If you want to save your potato discards, this would be great to use in a Potato Broccoli Soup!
How to Pick Potatoes at the Grocery Store
Do you know how to find the perfect potato match? Look for potatoes that are firm and don’t have a green tint (greenish potatoes contain solanine, which has a bitter flavour). Also, choose ones without cuts, bruises or other discolouration!
How to Store Potatoes
Potatoes are one of the BEST stapes to have on hand. When stored properly, they can really last a long time! Tips for storing include:
- Store in a cool place – but do not refrigerate!
- Keep away from light – they like the dark!
- Make sure they have good ventilation – an open paper bag, a mesh bag, or basket. No plastic bags please!
Is Rosemary Healthy?
Ah! The smell of a fresh rosemary sprig! This herb goes well on so many dishes and I love to use it on the regular. What’s even more lovely that the taste and smell? Rosemary is a source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which are thought to help boost the immune system and improve blood circulation. In any case, it tastes amazing so I highly recommend it;)
This recipe not your style? Well don’t worry there are lot’s more options here! Have you seen my other Crispy Fries? I also love these Garlicky Mashed Potatoes (creamy and dreamy but with a hidden health kick) or try something sweet like these amazing Maple Hasselback Sweet Potatoes!
Heart-Shaped Rosemary Oven Fries
Heart-Shaped Rosemary Oven Fries
Tossed in sea salt and rosemary, these perfectly crispy oven fries will MAKE your Valentine’s meal (or anytime) breakfast, lunch or dinner! Serve them as hash browns to compliment your eggs, as a side for your dinner, or just on their own as an adorable little snack.
- 6 large potatoes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
Preheat oven to 450 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Peel the potatoes (or just wash them, depends on how you want to use the leftover potatoes after you cut them with the cookie cutter) then boil for 15 minutes. Drain them and let cool.
Once cool enough to touch, cut the potatoes into 1/2" slices. Use your mini heart-shaped cookie cutter to cut out as many hearts out of each slice as you can (this will depend on the size of your potato and cookie cutter).
Place the heart shaped potatoes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toss with the olive oil, sea salt and rosemary. Bake until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes, turning the potatoes over once half-way through baking.
I just want to use that heart-shaped cookie cutter on EVERYTHING! So cute!
Any fun suggestions for the leftover bits of potato?