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5 Mediterranean comfort food recipes

By: Enrique Gili on March 1, 2011, 7:33 a.m.

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Rosemary Oven Fries

Fries that are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle are a perfectly delicious way to warm cold fingers.

Rosemary Oven Fries


  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 pounds new winter potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Time estimates

Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Peel, halve and quarter potatoes. Place in mixing bowl of cold water. Remove potatoes after about 10 minutes and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Remove water from mixing bowl. Combine potatoes with olive oil. Stir until potatoes are evenly coated.
  4. Place potatoes on lightly coated baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and top with rosemary sprigs.
  5. Place baking sheet on middle rack of oven, after 12 ten minutes turn baking sheet 180 degrees, from back to front. Flip fries with spatula. Cook for about 12 more minutes, or until edges of fries turn brown and the skins are crispy.

Serves 4 to 6