Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell
Save Recipe Print
Cheesy Fries with Ham and Egg
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Fontina Cheese Sauce:

Directions

Heat the oil to 325 degrees F in a large, deep pot over medium heat. Regulate the temperature with a candy thermometer. Keep the potato sticks in a bowl of water to prevent browning before frying. Transfer to paper towels and dry well. Working in batches, fry the potatoes until they are cooked through and tender but have no color, 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure the fries have plenty of room and gently swish them around as they are cooking. Transfer immediately to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet. Raise the temperature of the oil to 375 degrees F. Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat. Fry the egg sunny-side up until the whites are just set, 3 to 4 minutes. Working in batches, fry the fries a second time at 375 degrees F, until they are golden brown and crispy. Transfer immediately to paper towels and toss with salt. Transfer to a serving platter, smother with the Fontina Cheese Sauce and top with the egg. Garnish with chives.

Fontina Cheese Sauce:

Place the butter and onions in a large saucepan, sprinkling with salt, and cook until soft and aromatic, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture looks like wet sand, 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and season with salt. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer. Stir in the mustard and hot sauce and cook over low heat until the mixture is slightly thicker than heavy cream. Whisk in the fontina and Parmigiano-Reggiano to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning with more mustard and hot sauce, if needed, adding a little more milk if the mixture seems too thick. Stir in the diced ham. The sauce should be very creamy and flavorful. Keep warm and reserve until the fries are ready.

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

Ice Cream Social in a Bag

Get shaking with this unique way of making ice cream in five minutes.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Oven Fries

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Vegetable Stew with Potato and Cheese Pancakes

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Cheesy Soup

Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Cheese Fries

Recipe courtesy of Juan-Carlos Cruz

Cheese Fries

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Cheesy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee

Gravy Cheese Fries

Recipe courtesy of Amy Crockett

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Check Out Our

          Get a sneak-peek of the new Food Network recipe page and give us your feedback.

          See it Now!

          Latest Stories