Rosemary Waffle Fries

Tuesday may have been one of the hardest days that I have ever had to go through as a NEW MOM!  Not going to lie but I may have bawled teared up a couple of times throughout the day.  It’s so hard being with someone ALL the time and having complete control over them just to give it all up in a day.  The best thing is that I am able to go visit her during my lunch hour to feed and check up on the little munchkin.  When I picked her up Tuesday after work that is when all the fun started (NOT).  Boy was she extra cranky and moody.  She is so used to sleeping with the lights off in a quiet environment.  I’m hoping that it doesn’t take her too long to get adjusted to everything.

It’s going to take a while for me to adjust to my new schedule as well.  I got home at five let the crying/whining dogs out of their crate, played with Olivia and then stared at the kitchen wondering when and what we were going to do for dinner.  I’m such a big planner and this new schedule of things is seriously throwing me for a loop. (May have had another breakdown about her schedule being all haywire.)

We did find time however to make these delicious rosemary waffle fries with a green chile cheeseburger.  More to come on that burger.  I’m a huge fan of baked fries and knew that I wanted to make some to go with the burger.  I brought out the mandolin and decided to make waffle ones coated in olive oil and rosemary.  Quick, easy and flavorful is the way to go!

ENJOY ~ Meagan

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Rosemary Waffle Fries

These fries are simple to make and they are the perfect side to your burger or next cook out.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

2 large russet potatoes, sliced with mandolin
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 1/4 tsp cracked rosemary
sea salt to taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Using a mandolin slice the potatoes and place them into a cold bowl of water. Remove the potatoes and place them onto a stack of paper towels.

Place the potatoes in a large bowl and add the olive oil and rosemary. Mix everything with your hands and place on a large baking sheet.

Cook for 30 minutes and flip halfway through the process. Remove the fries from the oven and sprinkle with salt.

Rosemary Waffle Fries

   

19 Responses to “Rosemary Waffle Fries”

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    thyme (sarah) — February 21, 2013 at 6:35 am

    Oh, Meagan, you brought back memories from when I went back to work. Madeleine was four months old. I had a busy marketing job for a large corporation. Patrick actually took her to her daycare and picked her up. I’m afraid I lasted only until she was 7 mos. old and then quit my job. We completely changed our financial plan, I took in my friend’s baby 2 days/week, and a completely new “stay at home” life began. I’ll be thinking of you and wish you the best. There is no “best” decision whatever happens…just take things one day at a time for now.

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:09 pm

      I appreciate your comment so much Sarah! I’m hoping that I can last a while but it helps to see her during my lunch hour.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 21, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Waffle fries > regular frieds any day!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

      I completely agree Claire!

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    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl — February 21, 2013 at 10:08 am

    This just look WAY too good to be a healthy version of potato chips. I am loving the sound of this recipe! :)

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:10 pm

      You just can’t beat BAKED fries! It makes you feel better eating them over the fried ones.

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

    These fries look great!

    But you poor thing, that sounds so awful :( I’m sure it’ll get easier with time but still, I’m sure you miss your lil nugget!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

      Thanks Kayle! I’m sure it will get easier as well but I do miss the little nugget.

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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — February 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Oh I couldn’t imagine how hard it is to leave your kids all day after being home with them…I have hard, meltdown days and say I want to go back to work, but then I think about being away from them and want to cry..I can’t imagine how you felt! Im sure it will get better though! :)
    On a side note, these fries sound awesome…rosemary is one of my favorite herbs!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

      There were days before I went back to work when I debated if I could leave her with someone. It’s definitely not easy but I’m hoping I can make it through these tough times.

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 21, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I love rosemary with potatoes. I can’t wait to make these. I hope the adjustments happen quickly and smoothly for both of you! xo

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

      Thanks Cassie I’m hoping that I get over feeling bad for leaving her real soon.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 21, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Oh man these look so delicious. I hope things improve for you each day.

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    • azestybite replied: — February 21st, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

      Thanks Emily!

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    Sues — February 21, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Aw I can’t even imagine how that must be! I’m stressed out enough at my job as is and barely have enough time for anything, so adding a little baby into the mix would be SO difficult. But It will all work out and be wonderful! Like these chips… They sound fabulous!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 22, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I’ve never tried making my own waffle fries but these sound fantastic! I love the rosemary! Hope the adjustments smooth out soon!

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    Kristen — February 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I hope she’s adjusting ok and you two are getting into a routine. Love these fries!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 9:20 pm

      Thanks Kristen! It’s definitely going to be an adjustment but more so for me than her.

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    Kate@Diethood — March 29, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Waffle Fries! YUM! Cranky baby… oh no… :( It’s so hard on Mommy. Hope it’s working better for you by now.

    So, How did I miss these?!?! I want to jump in the kitchen and make ‘em asap!

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