Loaded French Fries – Junk Food Post #17

Tonight, I’m typing this blog post from my couch because nothing says unResolution month like sitting on the couch and writing about fried foods.  Right?  Anyway, the fried food-only week of unResolution month continues with a post suggested by Elle who says her favorite comfort food is fries covered in melted cheese.  Many, many people love this dish.  However, this is unResolution month and I just felt like we could add more yummy-but-bad-for-you everything to it.

So that’s why I decided to do …

Loaded French Fries aka French Fry Nachos

French fry nachos first entered into my culinary vocabulary on Valentine’s Day three years ago when my wife and I went to Granite City Food and Brewery.  We ordered Idaho nachos, which were waffle fries covered in cheese sauce, bacon, and other nacho fixings.  (Funny story about those nachos.  I got sick the next day and haven’t been able to eat bacon since.  Made going to vegan way easier.)

Okay, that was a wild digression.  I guess all I’m saying is that I’ve had a lot of time to figure out what to top french fries with to make them really perfect for unResolution  month.  I’m hoping you’ll like them, too.  Though, if not, then I hope I’ve convinced you to make cheese fries.  That’s unResolution-y enough.  Maybe add some truffle oil on top of the cheese…

Okay, focus, focus.  Now to the recipe.

French Fry Nachos

You will need:

  • 1 pound french fries
  • oil for frying
  • 1 brick Valveeta, cut into blocks*
  • 2 cans Rotel chilies*
  • 1 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 pound cheddar cheese

* If you have a cheese sauce you prefer, go for it.  Even a vegan cheese sauce would work.

To get this recipe started, fry the french fries according to their package directions.  Sprinkle with salt and drain on paper towels.

Melt the Velveeta in a sauce pan or crock pot.  Once melted, add the Rotel chilies and give a good stir.  Keep warm so that the cheese is pourable.

Cook the bacon in a skillet and cut into small pieces.

Make the French fry nachos by pouring the fries into a serving platter.  Top with bacon, gaucamole, sour cream and chedder cheese.

Then it’s time to load up and enjoy!

Thanks to evanosherow for the pic.

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