I know, I know – I could call these a Poutine.
But I refuse. If you’re not familiar, poutine is a dish made with fries covered in gravy and cheese curds.
Yes, these are french fries covered in gravy and cheese. BUT the difference is that the is real ass cheese, not curds, and there’s the addition of steak. Apparently, poutine originated in the North, mainly Canada. I don’t even know how to pronounce that shit.
Anyway, I call these Cheese Fries. Or Steak and Cheese Fries that I made with a leftover steak and baked potato from the night before.
I seasoned the potatoes with this amazing stuff that Cabot recently sent me called Denny Mike’s Cow Bell Hell Seasoning. OMG – I’ve been putting it on anything and everything that isn’t sitting still lately. It’s so good I just want to snuggle with it in the bed at night.
To refresh my leftover steak I gave it a little sear with a dash of Worcestershire before I put it all together. Keep in mind that you could make use a bag of frozen fries to make it simple.
Here’s your printable-
- This Cheese
- 1 leftover baked potato, cut into wedges (or frozen french fries)
- Denny Mike's Cow Bell Hell
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Leftover steak
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp water
- 1/2 cup milk, or more depending on thickness of gravy
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Flat leaf parsley
- Make the cheese sauce and cover with a lid.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Generously season fries with Cow Bell Hell.
- Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray and spread potatoes out evenly.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until done and crispy. Cover with foil to keep warm.
- Heat tsp of olive oil in a frying pan to medium heat.
- Sprinkle Worcestershire over steak and cook about a minute on both sides; remove, slice thin and cover. (Do NOT rinse the pan out.)
- Whisk the flour and water together in a small bowl.
- Increase heat to medium-high and add butter, stirring until melted, then add flour mixture and whisk until thick, followed by milk. Continued whisking and adding a little milk at a time until you get the consistency you want.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour cheese and gravy over fries, top with steak and parsley.