Thursday, September 19, 2013
chili cheese fries
Chili Cheese Fries
2 cups prepared chili, warmed through
2 cups colby jack cheese, shredded
4 large potatoes, sliced
1 quart vegetable oil
Place sliced potatoes into a large bowl. Cover with cold water and let sit for 30 minutes. This will leech all the starches out. Preheat oil in a large stock pot over medium heat. Drain potatoes and completely dry with a paper towel. In batches, fry potatoes for 3 minutes to soften. Remove from oil and repeat until all potatoes have been softened. Turn heat up on oil to medium high. Again in batches, fry potatoes in oil to crisp, stirring frequently so none burn. When fries are crispy and golden brown, remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain. Immediately season with salt. Place french fries in a large bowl, top with chili and cheese. Let cheese melt with the residual heat from the chili and enjoy!