Olive Oil French Fries


  • 1kg Desiree potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 750ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 sprig rosemary, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs of thyme, finely chopped
  • Salt
  • BBQ sauce


  1. Heat extra virgin olive oil in a wok over a medium-high heat until it reaches 180°C.
  2. Wash the potatoes and pat them dry with a clean tea towel.
  3. In batches cook the potatoes for 12 to 15 minutes in the extra virgin olive oil, using a slotted spoon to toss every 3 to 4 minutes so they cook evenly.
  4. Once the potatoes are tender in the center and golden on the outside, remove from the extra virgin olive oil with a slotted spoon and drain on a wire rack. 5) Carefully add the garlic, thyme and rosemary to the extra virgin olive oil to flash fry then place it in a bowl with the fried potatoes and salt, and mix until all of the potatoes are coated in the herb salt.
  5. Serve with some BBQ sauce.