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Loaded Cheese Fries

One of the things I didn’t realize before I started researching Celiacs disease was the laundry list of foods that would be off limits for me outside of my own kitchen. Gluten hides in a lot of things so many sauces, marinades, and even non-glutenous fried foods are off the table. Essentially, I’ve been craving fries since September.


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Thankfully I have a deep fryer and a lot of college basketball to watch (go heels!). So I took it upon myself to make up a batch of loaded cheese fries- double fried potatoes, cheese sauce, bacon, green onions, and cilantro. It was everything I’d been missing all these months, with the added benefit of being able to eat a whole mess of fries straight from the fryer.


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Loaded Cheese Fries




6 yukon gold potatoes

oil for frying



cheese sauce (adapted from serious eats)


2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 tbsp corn starch

12 oz evaporated milk

1 tbsp hot sauce


1/2 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled

1/2 cup of chopped cilantro

1/2 cup chopped green onions


for the fries:


Slice your fries, skin on, into 3″x 1/4″ slices. Soak in cold water, and then squeeze into a towel to ring out.

Heat your oil to 375F. Fry for 4 minutes, and then dump onto towels or brown paper bags (you may need to do this in batches). Allow to dry for a few minutes and then fry again, for 5 minutes, until golden brown. Remove from fryer and transfer to a new sheet of brown paper or a rack.

While your fries are frying, Toss your cheese and cornstarch together. Over medium heat combine cheese and 1 cup of evaporated milk. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce combines and the cheese melts. Add hot sauce and, if desired, a little more milk to thin it out to the consistency you’d like.

Transfer your fries to a serving plate and top with cheese sauce, bacon, cilantro, and green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!

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  • Debra @ Bowl Me Over

    25.02.2016 at 13:29 Reply

    Just one word….YUM! Seriously though these look fabulous, love it!!

  • mary-clay | the open oven

    25.02.2016 at 16:59 Reply

    um, yes to the cheese fries. I feel comforted knowing that even if I have to give up gluten one day, I’ll still be able to enjoy these babies. so glad that you can, too!

  • Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    25.02.2016 at 18:03 Reply

    Pass the plate!! The perfect comfort food.

  • Erin

    25.02.2016 at 20:38 Reply

    LOVE these! Getting a hold of what is safe and what is not safe when you get a celiac diagnosis can seem overwhelming!

  • Julie @ Texan New Yorker

    26.02.2016 at 10:08 Reply

    Ohhh, you are speaking my language here! I want to faceplant into that bowl. I love that you used Yukons :)

  • Mitch

    08.03.2016 at 18:04 Reply

    I love these very much! I want to make it on my own on this coming weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  • Rachel - The Castejons

    10.03.2016 at 13:36 Reply

    GIRL! What a dish! Loved finding this blog so close to home- we’re Charleston based. Awesome photography too :)

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