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Jan, 15

Fries Galore

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  There is a wave sweeping bar menus across the country and it’s all about the loaded fries and tater tots. Today’s blog is showcasing some great loaded fry options you should try.  Here’s the deal with the loaded fry party you will host, and you will host one after looking at these recipes, get the store bought fries. You know I love to make my own French fries. Nothing better than a hand cut fry, but let’s be realistic. If you are hosting a party for more than 10 people, peeling and cutting the potatoes will turn into a hand cramp that brings you to your knees.  What’s cool about going with the store bought fries? There are sooooo many different options.  Check these out. I’m really. Who is cutting their own curly fries? Or a waffle fry? Ummmmm I’m not using a power drill to create my own curly fries. No thank you!! Below are the many choices and my fabulous recipes.


The Curly Fries


Curly fries



The Crinkle Cut Fries


crinkle cut



Waffle Fries



Straight Cut Fries


straight fries


Steak Fries




Steak Fries


 Shoe String Fries


shoe string fries



All American Loaded Fries




– Frozen Waffle Fries

– 4-5 pieces of bacon (you can use bacon bits as well)

-shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese

– chopped scallions

– sour cream

– ranch dressing

– hot sauce




1. Prepare fries according to package direction. I fry them. Fry bacon  at the same time.

2. After frying, drain on a paper towel.  Waffle fries and bacon. Chop bacon into bits.

3.  Place fries on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and top wit bacon. Put under broiler until cheese is melted

3. Top with scallions. Serve with sour cream, ranch dressing, and hot sauce.



Buffalo Wing Fries




– Frozen Straight Cut Fries

 – Buffalo Wing Sauce

– chopped celery

– blue cheese crumbles, blue cheese dressing, or ranch dressing



1. Prepare fries according to the directions. I fry them.

2. Drizzle with hot wing sauce, top with celery, and blue cheese crumbles.



Pizza Fries


– Frozen Straight Cut Fries

– Parmesan Cheese

– Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

– Pepperoni cut into small pieces

– dried Italian seasoning

– Marinara sauce (I add red pepper flake for some kick)



1. Cooking fries according to the package directions. I fry them. After frying, drain on a paper towel.

2. After fries are cooked, sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese, top with mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni crumbles.

3. Place under broiler to allow cheese to melt and pepperoni to crisp. Sprinkle with dried Italian seasoning.

4. Serve with warm Mariana sauce.




Thanksgiving Loaded Fries

A true Pennsylvania style recipe. If you are from the Keystone State, you are familiar with gravy on your fries.

These become Thanksgiving fries when you add some corn, scallions, and the onion strings you would put on  your green bean casserole. Delicious.




– Frozen crinkle cut fries

– Jar of roasted turkey gravy

– Canned sweet corn

– chopped scallions

– French fried onions



1. Prepare fries according to directions on package. I fry them. After frying, drain on a paper towel.

2. Warm gravy on the stove or in the microwave.

3. Top fries with gravy, corn, French fried onions, and scallions.



Old Bay Curly Fries with Mambo Sauce



Bay Area Garlic Fries..

These fries are my own hand cut, but you could straight fries or shoe string fries…

– Vegetable Oil

– 5 large russet potatoes

– minced garlic in oil (jarred)

– parsley (dried)

– salt and pepper mixer

– In large skillet or dutch oven, pre-heat oil to 350 degrees

– Clean and julienne potatoes, do not peel skins

– fry potatoes at 350 degrees for 7 to 8 minutes

– remove and drain on paper towel. Repeat until all potatoes have been fried once

– increase temperature of oil to 365 degrees.

– Fry potatoes a second time for approximately 15 to 30 seconds

– immediately remove from oil, put into large bowl, add 1 tbs. of minced garlic, 1 tbs. parsley

and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with tongs and pour onto large platter

-Repeat process

The fries are incredible. The sweetness of the garlic is an unexpected taste. Also, very tasty with ketchup and ranch dressing.


Other Toppings For Your Fries



Philly Cheesesteak Dip

I would use steak fries or waffle fries with this dip…..





6 frozen minute steaks (steak-umms)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. pepper

 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

4 oz. softened cream cheese

8 oz. Velveeta

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup milk (I use 2%)

1 1/2 tbsp. cherry pepper hoagie spread


1. In mediums sized pot, fry steak and chop into pieces with your spatula. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.

2. Add all other ingredients, cream cheese, Velveeta, whipping cream, milk, and cherry peppers. Stir of a medium low heat so as to not burn cheese.

3. Keep stirring until all cheese is melted and completely incorporated.

4. This is best served in a small crock pot or fondue pot with a heat source.


Crab Dip
– 16 oz lump crab meat
– 16 softened cream cheese
– 1/2 cup mayo
– 1 1/2 tbsp old bay seasoning
 – dash of Worcester Sauce
1. In sauce pan, cream all ingredients on medium heat until a smooth texture. Maintain over low heat to serve.
2. I would serve the crab dip on waffle fries and topped with  Cheddar cheese. Place under the broiler to melt cheese.
Sloppy Joe Fries on Steak Fries



2 lbs. ground beef

1 tbsp. garlic salt

1 tbsp. onion powder

1 1/2 cup ketchup

2 tbsp. yellow mustard

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/4 cup water




1. In large skillet, brown ground beef add garlic salt and onion powder.

2. After meat is browned, remove most of the grease. Let about 2 tbsp. for flavor.

3. Add in ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, water, and cayenne pepper. Allow to simmer over medium low for 15-20 minutes.

4. Prepare Steak Fries according to package. Put meat mixture in fries, top with cheddar cheese, and put under the broiler until melted.



Mix and match for a big old loaded fry party….this is a great food for sharing!

Remember……Who Do You Want In Your Kitchen On Game Day!!!










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