Friday, March 28, 2014

Chili Cheese Fries

This might take a little planning, but they are the BEST ever!  You need to cut some fresh potatoes into fries, make some chili (you can do in advance and and either "put it up" in a pressure canner, freeze it, or use leftover chili from a previous meal), get some shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream ... and you're ready!

2 cup homemade French fries
1 cup homemade chili
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Dollop of sour cream
Salt to sprinkle on potatoes

Heat 2" oil to 325 degrees in a large fry pan or deep fryer. Add potatoes carefully (they will splatter) to the hot oil and cook 6-8 minutes; drain fries from oil and place on paper towels. Let sit 10 minutes or up to 2 hours.

When ready to cook, increase heat to 375 and fry 5 minutes or until crispy. Sprinkle with salt. Meanwhile, put chili in a pan and cook over medium heat until heated through.  Remove from heat and top hot French fries with heated chili.  Add shredded cheddar cheese and top all with a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!

Options - add sliced jalapeno peppers if desired.