7 September 2014

Rosemary and Sea Salt Oven Fries {with side of burgers}

When you live in flat on the top floor, with a small balcony, cooking dinner on a barbecue is not an option. Sadly. And for this Canadian, lighting up the barbecue should be a daily occurrence in the summer months. So, sometimes, the next best thing is to try and replicate those charred lovely flavours by using the oven!

I started by making "fries".

Very loose ingredient list here. Chop some potatoes into chuncky sticks. Rub them with a little oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and pop in a pre-heather oven to 200° C/ 400°F.

I like the skin on my fries. It's full of fibres, vitamin C and potassium. And it's damn tasty too!

Check them often and turn them every now and then. And in the last 5 minutes of cooking, add some springs of rosemary. They will crips up and become super yum. Once out of the oven, sprinkle generously with your favourite sea salt (I use Maldon).

I also made a side of burgers to go with these. To keep it healthy.

I had Montreal steak spices in the cupboard… winner! Mix a tablespoon of this (or any steak spice) with a pound of minced beef, form into patties and fry them in a very hot griddle pan for 2-3 minutes on each sides. I then add cheese and grill them in the oven for a minute or until the cheese is all melty.

My favourite topper for buggers is guacamole and bacon!

But the fries are pretty tasty too.

Almost fooled myself these came straight from the bbq…


  1. Yum, I love rosemary. I can imagine these are delicious with sweet potatoes too. Nice char too!

    1. Yes sweet potato would be lush too. Although mine are always either on the soft side, or burnt... something to investigate! x

  2. These fries look and sound delicious.. and I bet they taste great too with the sea salt and rosemary.

    1. Thanks Thalia! They are pretty damn tasty indeed.

  3. My boyfriend really thanks you for this fries recipe, I made them tonight and he is a happy man!