Rosemary Garlic Salt

lemon zest, rosemary, and garlic

Rosemary Garlic Salt

The Brewers Art in Baltimore has some great beer. They also have some moderately priced french fries that are covered in garlic salt. It’s really hard to beat garlic salt covered fries and great beer. I wanted to cook up some sweet potato fries for a party and I remembered how great the brewers fries were. So one thing led to another and I created this salt.

Rosemary Garlic Salt


1/4 c. rosemary leaves
2 garlic cloves
Lemon zest from 1 lemon
1/2 c. salt


Heat oven to 200-250F
Mince first three ingredients together until it’s almost as fine as the salt. I really like to use my Mezzaluna for this.
Mix together with the salt.
Spread the mix onto a sheet pan covered in foil.
Put the pan in the oven.
For the next 10-15min check on it every couple of minutes giving it a little push around the pan.
If the garlic turns brown you’ve gone to far, your just really trying to dry it out enough for it to be shelf stable and to warm the garlic up enough not to be so bitey.
Once it’s done let it cool down and transfer to a jar or something like that.

6 Responses

  1. Looks good. I remember having rosemary garlic fries at a brew pub in Santa Barbara back in the day. I agree it is a perfect accompaniment to beer since I still remember it quite vividly.

  2. Thanks, I thought you’ve had this stuff before. I usually mix up some “sauce” with it too. Like 1 part mayo to 1 part lemon or lime juice (depeding on how soupy you want it).

  3. i looooove brewer’s art’s fries! yum! and their reisling there is divine.
    i’m actually making some potato chips tonight, but with thyme salt (i’m in love with thyme right now).

    i think you should def. give bread a whirl, many times! there are so many easy bread recipes out there, sans yeast and kneading. believe me, if i can do it, you can do it! :)

    thanks for stopping by my blog, yours looks great!

  4. Thanks Lan,
    That’s funny, I didn’t know that brewers was known for their wine. Ha, either way we can agree on the fries. I’m definitely up for trying out some more bread recipes, I think there is just an imaginary wall that holds me back. I like to do things from scratch so using the 5 min. bread or using a bread maker seems like a cop-out, but the full process of traditional bread has so many steps and variables that it’s a little daunting. I have had success with flat breads so I’ll just stick to those until I get the gumption to try again.

  5. OMG! I used to go to Brewers when I was in college! I love that place….I wished I would’ve tried the fries though….that salt sounds amazing!

  6. what a great variation from the typical fries…