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Garlic Parmesan Matchstick Fries - CATS' N BEARZ
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Garlic Parmesan Matchstick Fries

A crispy and tasty twist on matchstick fries; seasoned with garlic, Parmesan, and parsley.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic, parmesan, parsley, potatoe, side dish
Servings: 3 People
Author: Cats’ N Bearz


  • Cast iron skillet (or heavy bottomed pan)


  • 2.5 lbs Potatoes i use whatever organic potatoes are on sale (Rustic, Yukon Gold, etc)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or grape seed oil
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Salt add more if it is not enough for you
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese grated
  • 3 tbsp Dried Parsley


  • Slice your potatoes into matchstick slices. Put in a salt water brine that is about 2 to 3 tbsp of salt to about 6-8 cups of water. Let potatoes sit in water for no less than 2 hours.
  • Put shortening in cast iron skillet and heat to 375 when you are ready to cook fries.
  • Cook potatoes in batches on each side about 3 minutes then remove and place to the side. So, each batch should be cooked a total of 6 minutes.
  • Next cook the potatoes a second time. Do it again in batches for about 3 minutes on each side
  • After all of the the potatoes have been cooked place them in a large bowl and toss them with unsalted butter and olive oil.
  • Next sprinkle the garlic salt, Parmesan cheese, and dried parsley on top of the fries and toss until mixed.
  • Finally plate and ENJOY!!!


  • I normally double this recipe in order to feed a family of 5 who REALLY loves potatoes!!!
  • When you take the potatoes out of the oil place them on paper towels to help drain the grease from them.