Crouton Fries

These “fries” are one of those foods that once you start eating, you won’t be able to stop.

Makes: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes

COMBINE:
11tsp. kosher salt
12 1/2tsp. black pepper
12 1/2tsp. granulated garlic
HEAT:
11cup olive oil, divided
44Tbsp. unsalted butter, divided
11 Italian baguette, sliced into 3× 3 / 4 -inch sticks

Preheat oven to 200°. Line a baking sheet with paper towels.

Combine salt, pepper, and garlic.

Heat ¼ cup oil and 1 Tbsp. butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high until butter melts. Add a quarter of the bread sticks and sauté, turning often, until all sides are toasted.

Transfer crouton fries to prepared baking sheet to drain; season with ½ tsp. salt mixture, then transfer to oven to keep warm. Repeat procedure 3 more times with remaining oil, butter, salt mixture, and bread sticks.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 431 cal; 36g total fat (9g sat); 20mg chol; 578mg sodium; 25g carb; 1g fiber; 4g protein