Load ’Em Up!
What’s better than french fries? Loaded cheese fries! Today just so happens to be National Cheddar Fries Day, so I decided whip some up as a treat to my family. I topped them with fresh Hiland Dairy ingredients and watched them disappear right before my eyes.
Cheddar Cheese Fries
- 1 (32-ounce) bag of frozen seasoned french fries
- 2 cups Hiland Dairy Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup chives, chopped
- 1/2 cup Hiland Dairy Sour Cream
In a cast iron Dutch oven or a deep fryer, heat oil to 375ºF. Carefully fry the fries until golden brown and crispy, about 5 minutes.
Remove fries with a slotted spoon and drain them on a paper towel. Transfer the fries to an oven-safe platter or baking sheet. Top with cheese and bacon.
Broil the fries on low until cheese is melted, about 4 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with chives and sour cream.
Want a healthier version? Simply bake the french fries in the oven instead of frying. Be sure to bake them longer than directed for a crispier texture.
~The Dairy Diva