Disco Fries

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 55 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr 35 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 3 to 5 servings
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Ingredients

6 large red potatoes

Oil, for frying

1 large sweet onion

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

House seasoning, recipe follows

2 1/2 cups (10-ounce bag) shredded yellow Cheddar

Brown Gravy, recipe follows

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a large pot, boil potatoes with skins on until almost done. Allow to cool, and cut potatoes into long strips, approximately 1/4 to 1/2-inch wide and thick.
  3. In a large pot or fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees F.
  4. Pan-fry the potatoes for 5 to 6 minutes. Potatoes should be limp. Remove potatoes, place on paper towels and allow to drain. Let sit for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.
  5. Cut onion into 1/2-inch wedges. Just before serving time, place potatoes and onions into oil heated to 375 degrees F for 3 to 5 minutes, or until brown. Remove fries from oil, drain on paper towels, and while still hot, season with salt and pepper or House Seasoning, to taste.
  6. Place fries in a wide, shallow casserole dish or baking sheet and sprinkle with the shredded Cheddar cheese, layering the fries and the cheese. (If you want the cheese to be completely melted, bake in a 350 degrees F oven for about 4 minutes after layering the fries and cheese.) Serve immediately. Remove from oven, top with Brown Gravy and serve.

House Seasoning:

  1. 1 cup salt
  2. 1/4 cup black pepper
  3. 1/4 cup garlic powder
  4. Mix ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Brown Gravy:

  1. 2 tablespoons butter
  2. 1/4 cup finely minced onion
  3. 1 cup beef broth
  4. 2 tablespoons water
  5. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  6. In medium saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Add 1/4 cup onion. Saute until tender. Add the 1 cup of beef broth and bring up to a simmer.
  7. In separate bowl, combine 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch. Stir into broth and cook until thickened, roughly 1 minute.