I have a tendency to get in a rut with side dishes this time of year. In the rush to get dinner served between school and sports, I often turn to simple grilled veggies, roasted asparagus, or a simple salad, which can leave my French fry-loving kids feeling a little slighted.
So every couple weeks, I pick up a few bags of Alexia Fries and everything is right in their world again!
Our favorite is a toss-up between the sweet potato fries and the waffle cut fries. They always bake to a crispy and delicious perfection, with just the right amount of seasoning — but they’re also the perfect base to try something a little new and different, like these Parmesan Garlic Waffle Fries drizzled in ranch dressing.
As I was rummaging around in the refrigerator the other day, I noticed that I had some shredded Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley to use up, and I couldn’t help but think they’d be delicious over the waffle fries along with a little garlic powder. Alexia Waffle Fries are already seasoned with a blend of salt, pepper, onion and garlic, so this “recipe” just highlights the already great taste.
Add in some ranch dressing (which I always eat with my fries in lieu of ketchup), and this is a super quick and simple side dish that easily doubles as an after school snack or game day appetizer!Print
- 1 (20-oz.) bag Alexia Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
- Ranch dressing (optional)
- Bake the Alexia Seasoned Waffle Cut Fries according to directions on package. For extra crispy waffle fries, use the longer side of the baking time.
- Immediately after removing the waffles fried from the oven, sprinkle them with the garlic powder. Toss with the Parmesan cheese and parsley, and serve with ranch dressing on the side (optional).
- For appetizer-style fries, transfer the waffle fries to a platter after sprinkling with garlic powder. Sprinkle on the parsley and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with ranch dressing (optional).
- Tip: If you ranch dressing is too thick to drizzle, thin it out with just a little milk.
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