Garlic Aioli and Parmesan Fries

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Hot fries, tossed in a quick and easy garlic aioli, Parmesan and herbs. A great way to dress up your plain fries.


Cheater Garlic Aioli:

  • 1/2 cup real mayonnaise (like Hellman's)
  • 1 large clove garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

For finishing the fries:

  • Cooked hot fries
  • Cheater Garlic Aioli (recipe above)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Grano Padano or Parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  • Cook your fries, depending on the fry method you prefer (bake, fry, fresh-cut or frozen etc.)
  • While fries are cooking, prepare the Cheater Garlic Aioli by combining all ingredients in a small bowl. If it's a little too thick, you can add a small splash of milk to thin. Cover and let sit until needed. If making ahead, cover and refrigerate.
  • Have ready your grated Grano Padano or Parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, along with a large bowl.
  • Once your fries are cooked and while they are still really hot, place fries in your large bowl. Drizzle with some garlic aioli and toss to coat the fries. Sprinkle some grated cheese and chopped parsley on top and toss again. Sprinkle with a bit of salt (remember, the cheese is saltand lots of freshly ground pepper.
  • Transfer to a plate. If you like, drizzle a bit more garlic aioli on top and/or a bit more grated cheese. You can also serve any left-over aioli on the side for dipping.


Be sure to read the "Cook's Notes" in the original post, for more tips, options, substitutions and variations for this recipe!

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 391kcal | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 177mg | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Iron: 0.1mg