I don’t usually go for stuff on my fries. Any stuff. Not even ketchup and certainly not (la-di-da me) anything ooey, gooey or soggy. No gravy, no marinara, no nuthin. I think a good fry, like a good steak, should stand alone in all it’s glory. Until today.
This? This combo of the Tequila Spiked Pimento Cheese I made earlier and French Fries? Insane! You’ve got to try it! I could inhale these! I would have licked the pan if it wasn’t hotter than Hades!
When I make fries, I follow this cold oil method, or maybe I’ll use the Cook’s Illustrated soak and double fry method. Today I used a frozen fry, the Ore Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fry. And no, they didn’t pay me. I was a little surprised that they weren’t as awful as I had imagined they’d be, though. See, I AM a French fry snob…:) Update: I have a new method for French Fries: Stupid Simple French Fries! For when you just want a fry and don’t want to resort to frozen!)
I still don’t like frozen fries much (read that as I’d rather gnaw off my own arm, lol) but the folks were scarfing them down like there was no tomorrow!! Perhaps I’m just too picky! With all this cheese on top, well, it hardly mattered what was underneath, anyway! It could be cardboard for all I’d care!
If I were having a big party, I’d cook up a bunch of fries ahead of time till they are almost done, then lay them out on a tray to cool. When I was ready for a tray of them, I’d pop them under the broiler for a minute or two to finish and heat up, then add the cheese. No worries, no stress, no time hardly at all involved.
Pimento Cheese Fries
- 1 recipe Pimento Cheese or Roasted Red Pepper & Jalapeno Spread
- 1 recipe or two 15 ounce packages of frozen french fries
Preheat the oven to 425 or 450, depending on the instructions for your particular fries.
Spread the french fries on foil lined rimmed baking sheets in a single layer, allowing a little space between each fry. Bake according to instructions, turning once.
When fries are crispy, spoon the pimento cheese (as much or as little as you’d like) over the fries and broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned in spots.
Serve right away.
From the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com, slightly adapted from Food & Wine
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