We are deep into football here in Georgia – the cop and I look forward to Thursday nights, Monday nights and pretty much all day Sunday. We’ve had so much fun trying out new delicious recipes for football Sunday. I’ll admit that 90% of the food we serve is not at all healthy, but man is it delicious. We’ve made the cop’s fresh salsa recipe, this delicious pimento cheese sausage dip from Table for Two, and homemade pretzels from The Merrythought.
For the Thursday night game this week I plan on making a Buffalo standby comfort food – Poutine Fries.
Poutine Fries are really a Canadian thing, but Buffalo being a hop skip and a jump (or more literally, a 3 minute drive) away from Canada the recipe floated it’s way across the river to the US. Poutine Fries are good old-fashioned warm-your-belly comfort food. Easy, hot, delicious.
You can mix this recipe up and make it more gourmet. I’ve seen everything from chopped bacon, to blue cheese crumbles, to cheese curds. But I keep it simple with brown beef gravy, sharp cheddar cheese shreds and crisp french fries.
- 1/2 package of frozen French Fries (I use olive oil and sea salt fries)
- 3/4 cup Beef Gravy
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Optional: bacon bits, blue cheese crumbles, cheese curds, basil
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook french fries according to package directions, in this case 20-25 minutes on a lined baking sheet. Be sure your fries are spread out and not touching, this helps them get crispy. Toss once during cook time.
- Once fries are cooked and crispy, pile up on the middle of your baking sheet. Pour 3/4 – 1 cup gravy over fries. Sprinkle cheddar cheese over the top. Bake until cheese bubbles.
- Top with any ‘extras’ you like. Serve hot and enjoy!