The Best Whole30 French Fries & Garlic Confit Aioli

So it is no secret now that my Whole30 journey has really helped with any past emotional eating.  I don’t turn to food anymore when I’m feeling #allthethings.  There are still those moments though when I really just want something that is not only nourishing but comforting too.  You know what I’m saying, ladies? So after my first Whole30, my eyes were opened to the idea of converting foods that I have loved forever, into a more healthy option.

Enter delicious French Fries.

Cooked French Fries

Think mass conversion of all the comfort foods to Whole30 recipes! But listen, I still have that conversation with myself each time I make these.  “Is this going to be a food with no brakes, or are you going to eat a reasonable portion until you are full.”  If I don’t think I can resist because let’s be honest, they are so friggin good, then I don’t make them.

Frenchpiration

These fries can be seasoned a bajillion different ways.  Like truffle salt or oil, garlic, parmesan for your off Whole30 plan, make these into amazing cheddar bacon fries, or just some basic salt and pepper would all be delicious options too.  I do this method with sweet potatoes also.  I just sprinkle them with salt and then cinnamon.  Talk about candy! Those are so good too, another time though, another time.  These are, of course, seasoned with my Sweet Revel Seasoning!

French Fry Ingredients

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My Aioli recipe was inspired by Garlic Confit recipes I have seen around the internet.  One actually from another amazing blogger, No Crumbs Left.  The other was from Simple Fare by Karen Mordechai.  Once I made my version of it, because I didn’t have all of the ingredients, I thought, I bet this would taste amazing made into a mayonnaise.  From there, the aioli was created!  And it is so luxuriously creamy, it can work as a spread for almost anything, but in this case, I use it as a delightful little dip!

French Fries & Aioli

For the Garlic Confit (Make Ahead):

5 heads of Garlic or about 40 cloves of Garlic – Use the pre-peeled.  Pro-tip, do this!!

2.5 Cups of Light Olive Oil – Or until all of the cloves are submerged under oil.

Peels of a Lemon- Just the Yellow Parts. Really brightens this up!

Put all of these in a shallow baking dish and roast in your pre-heated oven for 2 hours at 250°

Let them cool and then store it in a jar in your fridge for up to 3 weeks.  You can use the oil and the garlic cloves, yum!

If you don’t want to take the time in making the garlic confit, no worries!  Just use raw garlic and light olive oil in place of the garlic cloves and garlic oil below.  The confit is definitely a little bit more effort, but oh so worth it, in the mild and slightly sweet roasted flavor, it adds.

I hope this really hits that comforting spot for you.  Adding a Croque Madame will really French this recipe up too!

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The Best Whole30 French Fries & Garlic Confit Aioli
The most delicious crispy baked french fries that are completely Whole30, paired with a luxuriously creamy compliant dipping sauce, Garlic Aioli.
French Fries & Garlic Aioli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
French Fries
Garlic Aioli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
French Fries
Garlic Aioli
French Fries & Garlic Aioli
Instructions
French Fries
  1. Begin by rinsing and patting dry your potatoes. I do not peel, because it saves time, and it all tastes the same!
  2. Then I slice my potatoes lengthwise into even disks. I can typically get 4-5 1/4" thick potato disks.
    Potato Disks
  3. Then I slice each disk into equally thick french fry "sticks".
    French Fry Pieces
  4. Place pile of french fries on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with the kosher salt. Toss these until all pieces are evenly coated in the oil and salt.
    French Fries
  5. Then evenly spread the french fries out into a single layer. This is important for them to crisp up nicely.
    Evenly spread french fries
  6. Pop them into your 425° oven on the top rack, and let cook for just about 20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and start to brown slightly, as seen here.
    Half-Way Cooked Fries
  7. Take them out and then season them with the seasoning of your choice. I choose my Sweet Revel Seasoning. You will toss to coat in the seasoning & put back in the oven for another 10-15 minutes until super crispy and nicely browned.
    Seasoned French Fries
  8. They will look like this, and feel crispy to the touch!
    Cooked French Fries
Garlic Aioli
  1. While the fries are cooking, place all of the ingredients except for the 2 olive oils in a mason jar, or a container that your immersion blender can fit in.
  2. Place your immersion blender blade over the yolk of the egg and turn on low.
  3. Slowly begin drizzling the olive oil into your immersion blender until a mayonnaise like substance begins to form.
  4. I find that I do have to bring the immersion blender up and down a bit in the jar to incorporate all of the oil. You don't have to go super slow, but take your time so the aioli doesn't "break".
  5. Refrigerate until your ready to dip your fries!
Recipe Notes

Used in this recipe:
I use an older version of this knife.  I love it!


Au Revoir!

Heather

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