Fries to Feed Your Late-Night Cravings
After a long day (or night), few things will bring you as much joy as a big plate of crispy french fries. And while it’s easy to stop at the nearest fast-food joint, there are so many flavor-packed versions you can make in your own kitchen. Why settle for the drive-thru stuff if you can whip up your own? Think thin fries smothered with chicken and cheese, and crinkle-cuts piled high with spicy poblanos. Whatever your vice, you’re bound to find something to curb your cravings in this list of the best fry creations.
Chicken and Cheese Poutine (pictured above)
There’s something about deep-fried potatoes covered in cheese that makes all of life’s problems seem to melt away. When you add chicken and gravy — game over. This sinful treat from Food Network Magazine is ready in 30 minutes, but it probably won’t be on the table for too long. With Worcestershire sauce, peas, paprika and scallions, no flavor gets left behind.
Prefer your fries straight from the oven instead of deep-fried? Food Network Magazine and Ellie have you covered with simply salted classics that go great with just about anything. Plus, all you need on hand is a few potatoes and some canola oil to make any night fry night.
You know those extra-crunchy fries that you usually find hidden underneath all the rest? Guy’s mastered the at-home method of making them: Frying once, raising the temp and then frying again ensures that every fry is crispy enough to hear. For maximum enjoyment, serve with classic ketchup or a big dollop of spicy mayo.
If you’re in the mood for something spicy, try these fries smothered in poblano peppers, onion, garlic and chili powder. The Food Network Magazine favorite all comes together in a sweet, spicy, salty sauce that complements whatever fries you’ve got in the freezer.
Whether it’s for a crowd or just for you, there’s no way you can go wrong cooking up these sweet potato beauties. Thick wedges get sprinkled with brown sugar and salt for an unforgettable take on the steak fry.
Perfect for a night in alone on the couch, these garlicky wonders don’t skimp on flavor (or mouthwatering aroma). Toss with some freshly chopped parsley on top for a bit of added freshness in the midst of all the deliciousness.