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

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