Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Texas cheese fries

Make Mine Beef hit another milestone today — 100 likes on its Facebook page! To celebrate, I’m not only giving away a copy of the “Steak Lover’s Cookbook” to 1 lucky Facebook fan tonight (it’s not too late to get in on the action, by the way), but we’re also having one of my favorite meals — hamburgers and Texas cheese fries!
Now, I’m not going to lie to you and say this side dish is heart-healthy or waistline-friendly. But, if you want to splurge on the occasional super delicious treat, what’s better than fried potatoes covered in bacon, jalapenos and cheese?
To make 2 generous portions of my Texas cheese fries, you’ll need:
1/3 of a 28 oz. bag of shoestring-cut frozen French fries
Vegetable oil
4 strips of bacon, cooked and crumbled
Mexican blend cheese
12-15 slices of pickled jalapenos
Coarse sea salt

Deep- or pan- fry French fries according to package directions to desired level of doneness. (I like my on the crispy side, but to each his own!)
While, they’re cooking, cover a baking sheet in foil and gather the other ingredients.
Once fries are done, drain on paper towels and transfer to baking sheet. Spread them out and sprinkle them to your liking with the coarse sea salt.
Spread the bacon and jalapeno slices over the fries and then cover with cheese.
Broil until the cheese is good and melted and they look like this:

Serve with ketchup or Ranch dressing.

Our dinner looked like this:

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