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Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe

Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe

Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe

Oh. My. Goodness. If you love bacon, blue cheese, and indulging in some naughty comfort food, I have a fantastic recipe for you today. Crispy fries are coated with a homemade blue cheese sauce then sprinkled with bacon. It will have you licking the plate clean to eat the last of the sauce. Not that I did that, nope not me. Many thanks to Simple Comfort Food for the recipe for the sauce.

I took a shortcut and used a bag of frozen french fries that bake up crispy and delicious. I recommend the Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries. For the recipe below, 12 ounces would be about half of the bag, as it is on the small size as far as bags of frozen fries go. I am not a frozen french fry expert, as I actually buy them only a time or two a year, but I really enjoy the brand and style listed above.

If you don’t keep shallots on hand, fear not, and substitute regular onions instead. Enjoy!

 

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Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: About 10 minutes

Cook Time: About 30 minutes

Total Time: About 40 minutes

Ingredients:

12 oz. frozen french fries (I recommend the Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries, 12 ounces would be about half of the bag, as it is on the small size as far as bags of frozen fries go.)
1/3 pkg of bacon, cut into small pieces and cooked (about 4 strips, less if you prefer)
(Optional: Reserve about 1 tsp. of bacon grease for cooking with the garlic, shallots and butter)
1/4 cup shallot, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp cracked black pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven and bake the french fries as directed on the package for extra crispy french fries. While they are baking, cook the bacon pieces. Drain bacon on paper towels and pour grease out of saute pan. If desired you can leave a very thin layer of bacon grease in the pan to cook with the shallots, garlic and butter, about 1 tsp. worth of bacon grease.

2. Add the shallots, garlic and butter to the pan and cook over medium heat about 4 minutes, watching carefully so that it doesn't burn. You can cook it for longer if you would like the onions to caramelize slightly, which is what I did. Just be careful that the burner isn't too hot or it may burn your shallots and garlic.

3. Add the blue cheese, milk and pepper. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce begins to thicken. For me this took about 5-8 minutes for it to thicken up.

4. Pour thickened blue cheese sauce over hot french fries and top with crumbled bacon.

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Ali

Ali blogs about cooking, blogging tutorials and kid activities at Jam Hands.

6 Responses to “Crispy Fries with Bacon and Blue Cheese Sauce Recipe”

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    Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie} — April 13, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Dang these look good!

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  2. #
    Mom Spark — April 13, 2013 at 10:47 am

    *jaw drops*

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    Natalie J Vandenberghe — April 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    sounds delicious–thanks for sharing the recipe!

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    Scarlet Paolicchi — April 21, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    The blue cheese sauce sounds divine! It’s been a while since I made fries at home, but I may have to make some soon with this cheese sauce recipe.

    I’ve added this page to my StumbleUpon. :)

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    Shari G — April 25, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Well those look all kinds of awesome!

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