Thursday, June 19, 2014

Louisiana Cajun Cheese Fries


3/4                    pound aged white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4                    cup blanco tequila
2                       Fresno chiles
1                       tablespoon butter
1                       onion, finely diced
1/4                    cup mayonnaise    
2                       tablespoons chopped jarred pimientos
1                       teaspoon paprika
1/4                    teaspoon cayenne pepper
                        **sea salt**
2                     15-ounce packages frozen french fries

 1 .           In a bowl, combine the cheese and tequila; refrigerate until the tequila is absorbed, about 30 minutes.
2 .            Roast the chiles directly over a gas flame or under a preheated broiler, turning, until charred all over. Peel, seed and stem the chiles, then cut into 1/4-inch dice.
3 .           In a medium skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderately low heat until softened, about 7 minutes. Scrape the onion into the infused cheese. Add the mayonnaise, pimientos, paprika, cayenne and chiles. Season the pimento cheese with smoked sea salt.

4 .           Preheat the oven to 425°. Spread the French fries on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned and crisp. Remove the fries from the oven and preheat the broiler. Spoon the pimento cheese over the fries and broil 4 to 6 inches from the heat for 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted and browned in spots.

Serve right away.


  1. Dear Nee, Oh My...I think I will have a dish of your Louisiana Cajun Cheese Fries. What flavor and I love the idea of using a frozen pack of fries. Sometimes you just don't have time to make homemade fries. My favorite is the crunchy pieces after you bake them in the oven. Plus the cheese melted is amazing. I may have to leave out the tequila, but I am sure the other flavors will make this dish awesome. Thanks for sharing..:) Blessings Dottie

    1. Hi Dottie ,
      Love fries and cheese give them a kick , in cool weather I also put chili with the cheese . I love homemade fries but sometime as you say you have to use frozen . I bake my fries in the oven because of all the oil and the clean up is much better . Leave out the tequila , they will be just as good . Thanks for stopping by :) Blessing dear Dottie . Nee

  2. tequila with fries? that sounds so intriguing!

    1. Hi Medeja , the fries are awesome whether you use the tequila or not ;-D thanks for stopping by :).

  3. Dear Nee, These look spectacular!! I could eat the whole entire pan myself...though my son and daughter would want me to share! lol.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  4. Hi Catherine ,
    They are like Lay's potato chips ... you can't eat only a bite . Thanks for stopping by :)

  5. My goodness, Nee! This is so tempting and irresistible! How I wish I am knocking at your door right now, hahaha.... You have a wonderful weekend ahead and cheers :)

    1. Hi Ivy , not only tempting but can't take only one bite . Have a wonderful weekend and relax ... see you at the picnic :)


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