Cheese fries used to be my faaav during college days. There used to be a restaurant named New York Fries in our college food court and me and by buddies never failed to make a visit there every alternate days. They served nice and crispy fries with different types of topping. My faav used to be ‘the works’ flavor. They served it with delicious beef chilli over the fries, topped with sour cream, cheese sauce, and fresh green onions. They even had butter chicken topping. Just think about that…butter chicken on fries–whoaa it was a deadly combination with two of my favorite things.
For the past few days i was craving for cheese fries soo bad, and i thought why not make it at home. I had a bag of frozen fries lying in the freezer, a box of sour cream in the fridge and i had some sharp cheddar cheese too. Soo i put my son to sleep and i rushed to the kitchen and started my work.
I didn’t want to use sour cream as it is, so i decided to make a nice ranch sauce with mayo and sour cream for the topping. So i fried the fries till nice and golden brown, placed it on a skillet, added some grated cheddar cheese on top, then i added some slices hot dogs and then some pickled cucumber and jalapeños and finally a generous amount of mozzarellla cheese.
I slipped it into oven and baked it for 1-2 minutes. Then poured generous amount of ranch sauce on top. I wanted to take photographs, coz of course….i wanted to share this with you guys. I took it out of the oven, the cheese was bubbling and the aroma of the cheese and the fries…oooh…i somehow suppressed by urge to dig into it right away…just for you guys, really! I took my camera and after the first click, i could hear a waaaah! My son got up..i was like NOOOO! And then he wouldn’t sleep again so my photography didn’t go as well as i planned. I had to wind up soon with some super sloppy pics.
Seriously, these pics doesn’t do justice to this dish at all. Don’t judge the taste of these fries by the looks of it…it seriously tastes ‘out-of-this-world’ good. You should try it k. Maybe il click again some other time and add to this post. Till then here is the recipe. There is no specific amount of the ingredients for this, just add as much or as little as you like.
- French fries
- Hot dogs
- Pickled cucumber
- Pickled jalapeños
- Cheddar cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
- Ranch dressing
- Green onion greens
For the ranch sauce:
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove garlic
- 3 tbsp chopped parsley
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp vinegar
- 2 pinch sugar
- 1/4 tsp cayenne/ red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 3 tbsp buttermilk
- 2 pinch Salt
✔️ If you like, you can make the fries from scratch at home. The fries can be baked too for a skinnier version.
✔️ The hot dog can be replaced with some shredded leftover chicken.
✔️ If you want the ranch dressing to be thick add 3 tbsp butter milk otherwise add more.
- Fry the fries till golden brown.
- Place it on a baking dish or cast iron skillet.
- Spread some grated cheddar cheese on top.
- Then add some sliced hotdogs, pickled cucumber and jalapeños.
- Then spread some mozzarella cheese on top.
- Turn the oven to broil and move one of the oven rack to the top. Slip in the fries let the cheese melt. Watch closely as this will happen in a minutes or two.
- Remove from oven pour the ranch sauce on top and sprinkle the chopped green onions and serve immediately.
To make ranch sauce:
- Mince the garlic. Then crush the garlic along with some salt.
- Mix all the ingredients together to this.