I have recently been given a large amount of french fries. Other than the obvious frying them to make french fries or chili cheese fries any ideas of what I can make with them? I am talking about 2 cases of french fries like McDonald's serves.
Pattie from Warrens, WI
My son loves this recipe...
layer a casserole dish with french fries. bake until they are crunchy (or deep fry then place in the dish.) brown about a pound of hamburger. drain grease, add a can of cream of mushroom soup mixed with about 1/4 of the can with milk, pour the hamburger mushroom mixture over the fries bake about 35 minutes at 350 degrees. take out put a thin layer of cheddar cheese and a thin layer bread crumbs., continue cooking about 10 more minutes until cheese is melted. wait 10 -15 minutes to cool and enjoy!!
Mix 1 can cream of mushroom soup with 1 can cheddar cheese soup. Put 1 bag of frozen french fries in your crockpot, pour soup over fries, and cook on low for about 4 hours. You can add chicken, ham or sausage cut up to make a main dish. Serve with a salad/coleslaw.
If not enough liquid, add 1/2 can of milk.
Possibly you could dice them up and use in soup in place of raw potatoes.
Why not share them with a family that has lil kids and that is in need of a lil extra help food wise.
Fry up some french fries on top of the stove and set aside. Then chop up onions, green peppers, shallots(optional) tomatoes or cooked sausage or hamburger meat, cook it all together and then drain.
Put fries in the skillet and scramble up some eggs and add meat mixture to fries and then add eggs until cooked. We call it scrambled french fries. You can add anything you want.
Cook your fries, either bake or fry, then put them on a plate, season them with seasoning salt. Put some shredded monterey jack cheese on them and real bacon bacon bits. Put in microwave for a minute or so till melty. Then dip in ranch dressing. I got this from the good ole boy fries that Raffertys serves. They are so good. Since you have so many, experiment. With different spices to season them with, different dips. I saw some great mayonaisse based dips on the food network. They mix different spices in the mayo, looks so good. You could probably use them in any of the tator tot casseroles, I am not a big fan of the ones I have seen, but I did make up my own and will post it.
2 lb bag of frozen tator tots
2/3 can of the big can of cream of chicken
1 1/2 cups of sour cream
two handfuls of shredded cheddar
1/2 cup onions
ix pieces cut up ham lunchmeat
ix pieces cut up cooked bacon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in big bowl. Pour into greases 9x13 pan. Cook for 1 hour. Last five minutes sprinkle more cheese on top, put back in for last five minutes till all melty.
I take them and cut them up in small pieces and fry them in the morning as hash browns.. You may add onions & bell peppers to them if you wish..
I would use like hash browns. Heat in skillet with your favorite grease, ( butter, bacon grease, olive oil, or vegetable oil ) till unfrozen. Chunk up ( cut up ) with your turner. Then add your choice of peppers and or onions, or plain. Salt and pepper, then fry till your way of being done.
Serve with breakfast, lunch or dinner.
You could Google Hash brown recipes, or french fry recipes.
you could chop them up and use them in any recipe that calls for potatoes if they are from real potatoes and not processed. the processed ones would come apart in soups or really liquid casseroles.
you might trade with someone for other frozen goods or be the one to take fries for the next fish fry or hot dog cookout.
You should try a classic french canadian meal: poutine! Topped your fries with cheese curds and brown chicken gravy. It is simple and delicious!