This recipe would serve two as a side dish, or one as a main dish ;). I cut three potato into 8 wedges. Coat the potatoes in olive oil and roast them at 400 degrees for 15 minutes on one side then flip and roasted another 10 to 15 minutes until crispy and cooked through. I cooked the bacon ahead of time in the oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes until crispy. Bacon makes everything better, always! Cool the bacon on a paper towel and set aside until needed.
Assembling the fries is easy once the potatoes and bacon are cooked. Arrange the potatoes on a plate, sprinkle with cheese, drizzle with ranch and add bacon. Chive are nice garnish for this recipe if you have them, or green onions would be good too.
Try this recipe out the next time you need some sinful indulgence.
Loaded Potato Fries Recipe
Loaded Potato Fries
- 1 oven
- 1 baking sheet
- 3 russet potatoes washed skins on
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 3 slices thick cut bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 tbsp ranch dressing
- 1 tbsp diced chives or green onion for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
- Cut the potatoes into 8 wedges each
- Toss the potatoes in olive oil and season with salt and pepper
- Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 min
- Flip the potatoes and bake on the other side 10 -15 min until crispy on both sides
- Remove from the baking sheet to a serving plate and top with cheese, ranch, bacon and chives
- Serve warm
- These don't keep well so be sure and eat them all!
Since we’re not talking recipes here, let’s dive right into some handy tips to elevate your Loaded Potato Fries game.
- Potato Choice: Not all potatoes are created equal, my friends. For the best fries, go for Russet or Maris Piper. Their high-starch content makes for crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside fries.
- Double Fry: Yes, it sounds like a lot of work, but trust me, double frying is worth it. The first fry cooks the potato through and makes it tender, while the second crisps up the outside.
- Seasoning: Don’t be shy with the seasoning. A dash of paprika or some cayenne pepper can add a delightful kick to your fries.
Can I use sweet potatoes instead?
Why not? Sweet potatoes make for a great variation. They bring a different flavor profile to the table, but they’re just as delicious.
What if I don’t have a deep fryer?
No problem! You can shallow fry your potatoes in a pan, or even bake them in the oven for a healthier twist.
Now that your Loaded Potato Fries are cooked to perfection, it’s time to think about how to serve them. Here are a few suggestions:
- Game Night: Loaded Potato Fries and game nights are a match made in heaven. They’re easy to share, loved by all, and don’t mess up your cards or board games.
- Barbecue Side: Next time you fire up the grill, why not serve a generous portion of these loaded fries on the side? They pair excellently with grilled meats.
- Comfort Food Night: Sometimes, we all just need a little comfort food. And what’s more comforting than a plate of Loaded Potato Fries and your favorite movie?
Loaded Potato Fries aren’t just about the recipe. They’re about love, fun, comfort, and the joy of sharing good food with good people. So next time you whip up a batch, remember, it’s not just fries you’re making, it’s memories. Now go forth, my fellow potato lovers, and make the best Loaded Potato Fries you’ve ever tasted!