Cheese Fries

This is a wicked-easy recipe that's wicked-good!

Total Time:
17 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
12 min

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 sack frozen French fries, any brand or shape – crinkle cut, thin cut, steak cut, waffle fries – prepared to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 1/2 cups, (10-ounce) sack shredded yellow Cheddar
  • 3 squirts ketchup, about 1/4 cup
Directions

Have your GH (Grown Helper) put fries in oven on a cookie sheet. While fries are baking in the oven, have a GH place a sauce pot on the stove and heat it over medium heat. Add butter and melt it. Add the flour and stir. Cook butter and flour together for 1 minute or so. This is called "roux" (like Tiger and Roo with Pooh Bear) and it helps to thicken up sauces. Use a whisk to stir as the milk goes into the pot. Keep stirring until the milk gets thicker. Use a wooden spoon or heat-safe spatula to stir in the cheese. When all of the cheese melts, take the sauce off the heat and stir in 3 squirts of ketchup. This is your SECRET ingredient. When everyone asks what you put in your cheese sauce that makes it taste so good, just say milk and cheese, you can NEVER tell what secret ingredients you add! Tell your GH to keep the secret, too or they can never help you again!

Pour the sauce over the fries or serve the sauce on the side if you like to dipping better.


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lI was looking for a recipe with my iPhone and the ratings are not apple compatible. wish I had been able to see them. I was not so sure about the ketchup thing so I hedged my bets and made ketchup and half without. my daughters rating was this: no ketchup was a little bland but not awfu;. the one with ketchup she gave the thumbs down, said it had a weird vinegar tastee to it. ( Apologies for the typos.for some reason this site wont let me correct them!) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not much flavor and kind of grainy. Thought I had done something wrong until I read the reviews... Not making this one again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Bland, more white sauce than melted cheese. Worst result I've ever had from an online recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was only looking for a cheese sauce for french fries, I was already making some baked potato wedges. After reading some reviews about how adding ketchup was bad, I thought twice about making the cheese sauce but well without the bad there is no good so I gave it a try. I really liked the flavor, it was very tasty, to me the addition of ketchup was not bad at all it gave it a nice flavor, I used Sharp cheddar cheese. The one thing I didn't like was the texture, it was grainy which is exactly what I didn't want, I was looking for a creamy cheesy sauce recipe, I haven't found a perfect one yet, but the flavor made up for it. I burned the roux the first time so I had to start over but overall it's easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty I like them. the ketchup did add a better flavor.very easy to make will do again item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were good...i added some garlic powder and it really helped item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was probably the nastiest thing ive ever tasted. Just go to outback and get some cheese fries! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The fries were kind-of underdone (We cooked them in the oven And we used Ore-Idea Crinkle Cut fries . . . And added ham . Next time we'll make our own fries and fry them . And maybe something different with the cheese . . . Still a very good recipe . ♥ item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought the cheese sauce was lacking a lot, really disappointed - just thought Rachel Ray was a better cook than that. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THEY TURNED OUT DELICIOUS!!! I ADDED SOME "SLAP YA MAMA" HOT BLEND SEASONING (YES, THAT'S WHAT IT'S CALLED AND IT'S A REAL SEASONING), FOR A LITTLE SPICY KICK>>>>>>>>>AWESOME!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine turned out awesome! I added a couple slices of pepperjack along with cheddar and it was supergreat! Give it try! Chrissy item not reviewed by moderator and published
this cheese sauce was so great! i loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
very tasty and cheesy=] item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cheese is really great, ketchup is the secret. Great for children! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Although this was incredibly easy to make, the texture was awful, and the flavor was lacking. I prefer to make cheese sauce with Velveeta cheese, and I think I will stick with that. Good idea, bad execution. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the kids loved this recipe. we ate it with burgers & hot dogs and they were dipping those in the cheese sauce too. my sister commented on the smoothness of the sauce and asked for the recipe... so it must have been good. I didn't think it was the best, but was pretty good... will make this again. Thanks Rachael! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this cheese, the consistency was not that great but the cheese over the frozen fries was delicious. I also put some bacon bits on top of the cheese along with some sour cream. Thanks Rachel!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick, easy and good item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very Tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am from WIsconsin oringnally. Anything that has to do with cheese is good to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The consistency was a little different than I would have expected, but made it much better by toasting a piece of texas toast, put a hamburger on top of that, then the fries and cheese. Making a ponyshoe out if it made it 10 times better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
the sauce was terribly dissapointing. the concept was good, but i don't really think the ketchup mattere one way or the other cause the sauce's consistancy doomed it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
EASY, and KIDS LOVE IT!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The kids were very excited for this, but when it came time to start the dipping, they quickly said it was gross! item not reviewed by moderator and published
tasty item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe and I was extremly satisfied!. It's great and a lot tastier and healthier than the processed cheese sauce that I buy in the jar. Keep up the good job Rach! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to add the ketchup and we still enjoyed the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The cheese did not have much flavor item not reviewed by moderator and published
They were alright, however I did not like the ketchup in it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just as easy as on tv. Next time I won't use so much ketchup but still so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe for lunch (yes, just cheese fries) one day between classes for my mom, my sister, and I, and I loved it, though I used a whole 1-pound block of cheese, instead of stopping at what I thought was 2 & 1/2 cups. I didn't add the ketchup to the sauce itself, since my sister doesn't like ketchup. I did add it to my own plate, however, and it tasted that much better! item not reviewed by moderator and published
a very good treat item not reviewed by moderator and published
The sauce gummed up after a while and was not quite 'cheesy' enough for the kids. Not a big crowd pleaser and I ended up throwing much of it out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I liked this recipe, but not the ketchup in the cheese..i dont know maybe it is just me but it seemed disgusting..but the overall food was excellent - Hailie M. (not like i would put in my last name) item not reviewed by moderator and published
very good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the cheese sauce and put meatballs in it. Jazzed it up a bit more with some Red Chili flakes. Wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought kids would love this. It was not a big hit at all. Threw most of it out. Adults enjoyed it a little bit. Not much flavor. It's not something I'll be making again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
But the cheese for the fries was good enough. Use super sharp cheese for good cheesy flavor. Very easy to make and kids do like it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are the best Cheese Fries I've ever had, and it's so simple. Rachael you the best! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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