Thursday, August 22, 2013

Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries

Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries

I am unashamed to admit that my obsession as-of late is French Fries.  Any kind, any form, any way, I want them.

I think it all started when Lauren posted some out-of-this-world Chili-Cheese Parsnip Fries.  This girl.  I’m telling you, she knows how to bring a craving out in me.  Her mouth-watering fries and tots posts prompted a Fries & Tots board on Pinterest.  Obsessed, much?

One of our favorite KC restaurants served the most amazingly savory truffle fries and I have thought about those fries no-less than 20 times in the last two weeks.  So I finally caved and bought a bag of frozen fries at the store.  Yes, I could have made them homemade but frozen makes these so simple!

I had fully intended on tossing them in truffle oil but I glanced back at my recipe idea list and saw the line that said “buffalo beer cheese nachos” and thought to myself, “why not make that Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries?”  And it was 100% the right move.  I mean, what goes better together than buffalo sauce and beer?  And with football season right around the corner?  Perfection!

Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries

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Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 10 min

Total Time: 25 min

A crowd-pleasing snack - crispy French fries covered in a spicy homemade beer-cheese sauce and topped with blue cheese, cilantro and green onions.

Ingredients:

for the beer cheese sauce:
3 Tbs. butter
3 Tbs. flour
1 cup beer (I used a pilsner)
1/2 cup milk
6 ounces monterey jack cheese, finely shredded
4 ounces cup pepper jack cheese, finely shredded
1/4 cup Frank's red hot sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper

for the fries:
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen french fries
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

Cook the french fries according to package directions. Try to get them as crispy as possible to avoid them getting too soggy!

While the fries cook, make the beer cheese sauce:
Over medium heat, melt the butter in a medium sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and continue to whisk for 2-3 minutes until the flour is fully incorporated, the mixture is smooth and slightly golden brown. Add in the beer and milk and whisk until the mixture begins to thicken. Reduce the heat to the lowest possible setting. Add the hot sauce, stir in the cheese, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir occasionally while assembling the fries.

assemble:
Layer the fries on a plate or platter.

Drizzle about half of the beer cheese sauce over the cooked fries Add a layer of green onion, blue cheese, cilantro. Serve with additional beer-cheese sauce for dipping.

Cassie's Notes:
This recipe is easily doubled to serve a large crowd.

Try adding some cooked, shredded chicken to the top of the sauce as well.

Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries

 

64 Responses to “Buffalo Beer Cheese Fries”

  1. #
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — August 22, 2013 @ 6:06 am

    I haven’t been craving french fries but now that I’ve seen this, I must have them. No way to “unsee” and not want. 🙂

  2. #
    Meg Jones | The Spatularettes — August 22, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    These look amazing! We have a local Jose Garces restaurant in Philly that serves duck fat fries with a cheddar beer sauce and shortribs… my ULTIMATE guilty pleasure food!

  3. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — August 22, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    I love fries. & blue cheese. & beer. & football. These sound perfect!

  4. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 22, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    This sounds fabulous!! Such a great snack idea!

  5. #
    Tieghan — August 22, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    Oh my gosh. Yes!! Buffalo Beer cheese fries? You had to know this was going to be my favorite thing ever. LOVE this!

  6. #
    sheila — August 22, 2013 @ 7:10 am

    Oh my goodness I love fries! There is a bar here that has crack fries on their menu…that’s what they call them, because they literally must be laced with crack, I could eat them every hour of everyday!!

  7. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 22, 2013 @ 7:27 am

    Holy! Omg! I don’t even know what to say.

  8. #
    DessertForTwo — August 22, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Oh heavens, french fries are my weakness. I’m serious–I’d take a plate of these over chocolate cake any day! Now you know my secrets! 🙂

  9. #
    Kathryn — August 22, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Um, these are incredible Cassie! Such a huge plate of deliciousness.

  10. #
    tanya — August 22, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    I rarely indulge in fries at home, but these have to happen ASAP! The buffalo beer cheese sounds so incredibly delicious!

  11. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — August 22, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    Ohhh hand me a shovel… these are going DOWN!

  12. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — August 22, 2013 @ 8:19 am

    Good grief, these look dangerously addictive!

  13. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 22, 2013 @ 8:30 am

    Um, these looks AH-mazing!! So glad I could inspire you with my comfort craving ways! xoxo

  14. #
    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious — August 22, 2013 @ 8:35 am

    Oh. My. God.

  15. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 22, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Fries are definitely a weakness of mine. These are perfect for a college game day side dish.

  16. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 22, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    If I am not eating this within 5 minutes EVERYONE WILL PAY.

  17. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — August 22, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    You and me both girl friend – Fries are my biggest weakness. And buffalo beer cheese? I mean, C’ MON!!!

  18. #
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — August 22, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Yep, my Hubby will be in heaven if I make these. If I share them with him, that is. 🙂

  19. #
    Jackie @ The Beeroness — August 22, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    !!!!! No words. There are no words.

  20. #
    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — August 22, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    These look incredible. Like an American Poutine!

  21. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — August 22, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Oh goodness. WANT. That is all.

  22. #
    Luv What You Do — August 22, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Wow, this looks perfect Sunday Funday football food!

  23. #
    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — August 22, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Genius! I love buffalo sauce, and I’m pretty sure my boyfriend will eat 2 servings of anything I put it on… anything. These are indeed perfect for football season!

  24. #
    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — August 22, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    Cassie, you are one dangerous woman! Putting together two major weaknesses into one. (You’re keeeeling me!) I just adore Buffalo-ized anything. The Big Lug, too. And, we just love sharing our fries…munching away together. Very creative. Thanks for sharing, girl!

  25. #
    Des — August 22, 2013 @ 3:16 pm

    Cassie, what are you trying to do to me!?? As if I didn’t love french fries enough you had to go and make these?! I can’t handle it. I bet I could get my husband to eat cheese fries with me if I made him these. That’s right my husband doesn’t like cheese fries…sometimes I just don’t know about him 😉

  26. #
    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry — August 22, 2013 @ 3:27 pm

    I think you made the right move because these fries look mouth watering!

  27. #
    Parker — August 22, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    Oh, Cassie…I feel like you are the ultimate tailgating buddy! These look/sound incredible =)

  28. #
    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — August 22, 2013 @ 3:58 pm

    I am always obsessed with French fries. 🙂 So these? These are making my face hurt from trying to eat them through the screen. SO GOOD.

  29. #
    SMG Designs — August 22, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    I have to say, I’ve never thought of having chips (fries for you yanks 😉 this way, but it’s something I will have to try this weekend if I decided to stay in. Thanks for the recipe !

  30. #
    Heather — August 22, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

    I can only let myself have fries when I can really just HAVE AT IT and down the whole plate – these are SO up my alley!

  31. #
    Joanne — August 22, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    must hide this post from the.boy…mostly so that I can make these and eat them all myself, and he won’t suspect a thing!

  32. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 22, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    Pretty sure I could eat these everyday!! So delicious!!

  33. #
    Ashley@BakerbyNature — August 22, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

    Annnnnnd now I’m craving cheese fries! SO amazing, Cassie.

  34. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 22, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    Oh my goodness, I haven’t had fries in forever but these look too good to pass up!

  35. #
    cquek — August 23, 2013 @ 4:35 am

    Perfect summer meal!

  36. #
    Average Jane — August 23, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    Found you via Neatorama. Nice to discover another Kansas City blogger!

  37. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 23, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    OMG! I want these fries in my mouth right now! Ah-mazing!

  38. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — August 23, 2013 @ 8:27 am

    The name alone of this recipe has me salivating! Love, love, love these!

  39. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 23, 2013 @ 8:28 am

    Delicious, Cassie! I could totally go for a few (very large handful) of these! 🙂

  40. #
    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — August 23, 2013 @ 12:44 pm

    Now I’m craving fries (and tots)! The buffalo sauce sounds amazing too!

  41. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — August 23, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    these sound delicious! that sauce!!!

  42. #
    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — August 23, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    I make beer cheese for fries all the time–it’s totally my guilty pleasure. 🙂 Next time I am trying it this way!

  43. #
    Audra | The Baker Chick — August 23, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    Wow- these are football perfection! I am planning on hosting lots of Sunday afternoon get togethers this year and these are a must have for my spread!

  44. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — August 24, 2013 @ 8:14 pm

    Love this idea – so perfect for a weekend get together, or a late night snack attack!

  45. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 24, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

    Pretty sure these would disappear in no time at all around my house!

  46. #
    Shelly (Cookies and Cups) — August 25, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    A great appetizer! I should make this for the next party we go to!!

  47. #
    Daniel — August 26, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    I also always have a craving for french fries. Unfortunately I’ve gone low carb as of late but I think it would be easy to make this recipe low-carb– just use thin slices of eggplant or rutabaga! As for the beer, well sometimes you have to let things slip I guess.

  48. #
    Cookie and Kate — August 29, 2013 @ 4:34 pm

    Confession: I also love cheese fries. Where can I get the aforementioned truffle fries in KC?! These look so tempting.

    • Cassie replied: — August 29th, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

      at Blanc! I miss it so much!!

  49. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — August 30, 2013 @ 7:43 am

    These look sinfully good!

  50. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — September 1, 2013 @ 2:28 am

    These might just be the BEST fries ever. Well done, Cassie! You’ve really outdone yourself here!

  51. #
    Jamie @lifelovelemons — September 1, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    oh my. these look unreal.

  52. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — September 3, 2013 @ 6:20 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is mouth watering! I love it 🙂

  53. #
    Jenni S — December 22, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    Does this KC restaurant happen to be Blanc Burgers & Bottles?!

    • Cassie replied: — December 22nd, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

      Yes, ma’am! And I’ve been especially craving those fries the last few days! 🙂

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