Garlic Cheese Fries
Perfectly double-fried french fries smothered in a garlic cheese sauce that can be made in 5 minutes!
Sometimes I feel like an old lady. I’m 24 years old yet I hate clubs (they’re just too loud), bars (they’re also too loud and I can’t stand the smell of alcohol), and I don’t like coming home past 7 PM (it gets too dark afterwards!). To top it off, I went to bed at 8:45 PM last night.
I know that it’s so out of the norm to be going to bed so early but in all honesty, I think I like being an “old lady.” I like staying home on a Friday night and whipping up an amazing batch of cookies late into the night, and if I could, I’d sleep at 9 PM everyday!
Anyway, being the non-24 year old that I am, I made these fries again. Yep, double deep-fried french fries – deep fried is the only way to go, right?. But instead of the whole buffalo sauce shebang, I topped them off with a garlicky cheese sauce. It was kind of like the nacho cheese you get at the movie theaters except it’s 100000x better and much more gourmet.
Okay so maybe it’s not exactly like movie theater nacho cheese but it had that thin cheesy texture just blooming with so much garlic flavor. If only movie theaters actually had this kind of cheese sauce…
Garlic Cheese Fries
- 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/3-inch thick fries
- 1 ½ pints peanut oil
- Kosher salt, to taste
For the garlic cheese fries
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup shredded sharp cheddar
- In a large bowl with water, soak the potatoes to remove the excess starch, about 30 minutes and up to 24 hours. Drain well and pat dry to remove excess water.
- Heat peanut oil in a Dutch oven or heavy stock pot to 350 degrees F. Add the potatoes and par cook until light brown, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Increase oil temperature to 400 degrees F. Add the potatoes again and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Melt cream cheese in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in milk, garlic, oil and salt. Stir in the cheese until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more milk as needed.
- Serve fries immediately, drizzled with cheese sauce.
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I have homemade cream cheese(made from blending cottage cheese). Can i use it for this sauce?
Can you use a good block of white cheddar and just shred it? I try to buy cheese on a chunk/block as I feel it just makes recipes taste better no graininess and fresh!
I want to make these for my teenagers in a short while to go with my copcay version of a Steak and Shake burger (Midwest hamburger joint kinda like a In and Out on west coast but no sauce on them but one I made up …hehehe).
Your recipe sounds relish and I know the kids will flip for it!
Oh, if frozen fries are used ((the kids like crinkle cut Haha!) do you still double fry the frozen fries? Thanks again!
Yes, you can absolutely use a good-quality block of white cheddar.
You can prepare the frozen fries according to package instructions.
Can not wait to try it looks delicious
You do not mention in your recipe about adding the sharp Cheddar cheese. Could you please clarify that part of the recipe?? Thanks much!!
Please refer to the 4th step:
Melt cream cheese in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Whisk in milk, garlic, oil and salt. Stir in the cheese until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add more milk as needed.
Is there a way to do This Without cream cheese too?
We multiplied this recipe by 8 (halved the garlic) and tossed wings in it. SO GOOD!!!!!!!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!!! Fries are amazing and crisp. They are much better than my normal fries. The sauce is great too! I made burgers too and I put sauteed mushrooms and the sauce on my burger. I’m in heaven.
You should try hamburger (or other meat substitute) on a piece of toast. then put the fries on top of that and pour the cheese sauce over all of it. Its called a horseshoe. You can look it up – Hamburger Horseshoes. you can use any kind of meat or protein that you want. its the most sinful thing in the world!
Is it possible to make the sauce before hand? Or to save afterwards for another day! Becaus i can’t wait to try this!!
Amber, this sauce is really best when served immediately.
is there any alternative to cream cheese.(cream cheese is hard to find in my place)
Here is a great article on possible cream cheese substitutions. Hope that helps!
You’ve won me over with the simple ingredients I can get from any supermarket even Naivas or Ukwala have these items.
The cheese sauce looks absolutely sinful. Trying this recipe this Sunday with some Meru potatoes we got.
Well, I’m a 17 year old, and I much prefer a stay at home night, watching some netflix and cooking rather than going to parties or that kind of stuff. The good life!
Is there any way this sauce can be stored?
LUnfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried storing this myself – there were no leftovers left to store! I recommend using your best judgment for storing and reheating.
Looks wonderfully delicious. I’ll make them for my fiancé and myself this weekend.
Are you kidding me?! Garlic + cheese + fries…who could ask for more? Can’t wait to try this.
These look amazing!! Pinning!
Making these right now – with the addition of bacon… Because everything is better with bacon… I can’t wait to eat these! 😀
I love every one of your recipes that I have tried! I absolutely love that you use fresh ingredients and not a lot of processed foods. None, actually in the recipes I’ve tried. Thank you for sharing your talent!! I look forward to many more yummy and damn delicious recipes!
I came for the fries and found a kindred spirit! I am 25 and have always preferred staying home and cooking, rather than go out to bars or clubs. My friends don’t understand! And hey, the cheese sauce sounds legit!
Peace & Sunshine,
Sammi at Sammi Sunshine- A Food Blog
19, in university and the same ♥ ✌
How are you not 5 million pounds with this recipe. Lol I was looking for a Healthy cheese sauce for whole wheat pasta and found this. Think I’ll just forego healthy and make this instead. Lol
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Can you use premade frozen fries??
Yes, absolutely, but I should tell you that nothing beats homemade fries!
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO ME?! I tried this last night and I just can’t stop. SO MUCH GARLICKY GOODNESS… Damn!
Sorry – they’re pretty addicting, right?!
Yummy! These look absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I can’t wait to try them
Let me know how it turns out!
I will definately be making these Sunday for the game. Thanks for the recipe.