Cheese fries are a classic comfort food that have been a popular staple for years. These delicious fries are crispy and crunchy on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. The addition of gooey melted cheese takes them to the next level, making them a perfect snack or side dish for any occasion.
Making cheese fries is a simple process that requires just a few basic ingredients. Here is a recipe for cheese fries that will be sure to satisfy your craving.
— Here’s what you’ll need:
▢1 pound frozen french fries
▢1 tablespoon unsalted butter (⅛ stick)
▢2 cloves garlic minced
▢1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
▢¾ cup whole milk
▢6 ounces medium cheddar cheese freshly grated
▢⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
▢Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
▢Thinly sliced green onion
▢Diced jalapeño peppers
— How to make the best Cheese Fries :
Bake the fries according to the package directions.
1 pound frozen french fries
While the fries bake, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add in the garlic and cook until lightly golden.
1 tablespoon unsalted butter,2 cloves garlic
Sprinkle over the flour and cook, whisking constantly, until the butter has absorbed all of the flour.
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
While whisking, slowly stream in the milk, making sure to quickly break up and lumps.
¾ cup whole milk
Continue to whisk until the sauce simmers and thickens, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat.
One handful at a time, add the cheese to the sauce. Stir until the cheese is completely melted before adding another handful. Continue until all the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
6 ounces medium cheddar cheese
Whisk in the cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste.
⅛ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper,Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Arrange the fries on a serving platter. Top with the cheese sauce and garnishes, if desired. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Thinly sliced green onion,Diced jalapeño peppers
— Becky’s Tips:
- Use a mandoline slicer to make thin and even potato slices. This will ensure that your cheese fries cook evenly and have a consistent texture.
- Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of cheese. You can use mozzarella, Parmesan, or even blue cheese to add different flavors to your cheese fries.
- Add some bacon bits or chopped green onions to your cheese fries to give them a little extra flavor and crunch.
— Nutrition Information:
While cheese fries are undoubtedly delicious, they are not the healthiest snack option. One serving of this recipe contains approximately 350 calories, 25 grams of fat, and 15 grams of protein. If you are looking to make a healthier version of this dish, try using sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes and using a low-fat cheese option. Additionally, consider baking the fries instead of frying them for a healthier option.
In conclusion, cheese fries are a tasty and easy snack to make. With this recipe and Becky’s tips, you can make a delicious batch of cheese fries that will satisfy your cravings. While they may not be the healthiest option, you can make small changes to the recipe to make them a little healthier. Give this recipe a try, and enjoy your cheesy, crispy, and flavorful fries!
That’s it, all you have to do is Enjoy !
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