Italian Fries

(recipe Mad Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel potatoes and slice into 1/3-inch thick French fry-style strips. Place them in cold, salted water so they don’t turn color while you work.

2. Drain potatoes and pat dry with paper towels. Spread 1 tablespoon of oil on each of two rimmed baking sheets and spread out the potatoes. Overlapping is fine.

3. Sprinkle the dried herbs evenly over the potatoes. Liberally spread cheese and parsley on top. Drizzle the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil over the cheese. Scatter bits of butter around the pans.

4. Bake until the potatoes are golden brown, rotating the pans after 30 minutes, for a total baking time of 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve hot.