Making Cheese Fries

French fries covered with cheese and other toppings.
There is just something delicious about French fries being paired with cheese and other toppings, like bacon, onions or jalapeños. These crispy and cheesy potatoes are sure to be a hit at your next party or on game day.

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Silver Post Medal for All Time! 449 Posts
October 23, 2019

When all you want for dinner is potatoes and bread. And you don't want it all plain. Here's something simple you can do with potato strips and a stale bread.

Baked Cheesy Sticks on plate


  • 2 large potatoes, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • stale bread, cut into strips
  • margarine or butter
  • grated cheese
  • meat sauce
  • 1/2 cup ground meat
  • salt and pepper to season


  1. Combine cornstarch, salt and pepper then coat potato strips with it.
  2. potatoes coated with corn starch

  3. Fry potato strips until crisp.
  4. frying potatoes
  5. Place it over bread strips drizzled with melted butter/margarine.
  6. fried potatoes on bread sticks
  7. Sprinkle with grated cheese.
  8. grated cheese on Sticks
  9. Saute ground pork.
  10. cooking ground meat
  11. Add meat sauce. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  12. sauce added to ground beef

  13. Pour on top of potatoes and top with a thick layer of grated cheese.
  14. cheese & sauce on Sticks
  15. Bake over 150 C for 15 minutes.
  16. Baked Cheesy Sticks
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Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 5,887 Posts
September 16, 2009

Another kid friendly recipe. On a baking sheet, prepare potatoes according to package directions. Push potatoes into a pile in center of baking sheet.

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September 16, 2009


  • 3 unpeeled potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Ranch dressing


Cut potatoes in wedges about 1/4 inch thick and 3/4 inch wide. Keep immersed in water until ready to use so they don't turn brown, dry on paper towels and cook in deep fryer (or 4-6 cups oil in frying pan) heated to 350 degrees F, 1 minute. Remove from oil and let cool 10 minutes. When cooled, return to oil and fry an additional 5 minutes or until light golden in color. Drain. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, arrange fries on baking sheet and sprinkle both cheeses on top. Crumble bacon over cheeses. Bake 5 minutes or till cheese has melted. Serve with ranch dressing


These are my favorite at Cheddar's restaurant so I thought I'd share the recipe with you.



Cheese Fries

I eat these at Raffertys, oh my so good. I make them at home now, my son and I love them. (08/30/2006)

By christi

Cheese Fries

They sound delicious but I never deep fry anything. Has anyone ever tried these baked? I'm thinking the cut potatoes tossed with some olive oil, baked at 425 degrees F for maybe 30 minutes, turning them once or twice, then adding the cheese and bacon. Seems like it should work. I might just try that!

I like to just bake potatoes in the microwave, then cut them up and fry in a little oil, then add cheese, that's good too but this sounds even better. I'm always trying to cut the fat and calories without cutting the flavor. (08/31/2006)


By Estella

Cheese Fries

I have done these in the oven. I cook potatoes in the oven and then add everything else and melt together in microwave. (09/01/2006)

By christi

Cheese Fries Rafferty's

I noticed that one of you mentioned how wonderful these are at Rafferty's. YES THEY ARE! I'm looking for the recipe for their dip. I make a fool out of myself every time we eat there! (02/26/2008)

By Janie

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