Cheese smoothered fries is one of my favorite guilty pleasure dishes. Made easily with a simple cheese sauce, these are a great treat to eat. You can easily make these with either homemade fries or store bought frozen fries. Once you see how easy this is, you may just be making them all the time with all different chesses!
Full time 20 minutes (does not include cooking time for fries)
4 servings french fries, I am using homemade English stlye (for this recipe: http://eatingeclectic.blogspot.com/2013/01/how-to-oven-bake-english-sweet-potato_24.html )
For cheese sauce:
4 oz cheese, diced into 1/4" cubes
1 cup light cream (substitute milk by reducing it to 3/4 cup)
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 cup fresh chopped bacon
In a small sauce pot melt butter over medium-high heat until it begins to bubble.
Remove from heat and whisk in flour, whisking to create a nice even golden color in the flour.
Return to heat and whisk in cream, whisking vigerously until flour has dissolved and no lumps can be seen.
Whisk in salt and pepper, allow to cook for 2-3 minutes or until edges begin to bubbles, stirring gently.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add in cheese. Whisk gently to heat cheese melt into pot. Once melted allow sauce to thicken over heat 2-3 minutes.
Arrange fries on a serving platter and pour cheese sauce lovingly over them.
Top with bacon and serve immedietly.