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.
- 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.
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cooks with cocktailsJune 26, 2015 at 6:24 PM
My family are going to think they die and went to heaven when I serve them steak and cheese fries. Your pictures are so amazing it makes me want to grab one of your fries and eat it now
adam j. hollandJune 22, 2015 at 2:22 PM
I can honestly say that I’ve never had poutine, and I think our northern friends like that bullshit because they don’t know any better. (Sort of like me liking Pittsburg Hot Links.) OK. I should ease up on the throttle and give it a shot before I get all judgmental. After all, I like Rush and they’re from Canada. — But I like ZZ Top and Black Joe Lewis & the Honey Bears even more, and they’re from my next of the woods. Your Steak and Cheese Fries are ZZ Top. Whereas poutine (which sounds like a vulgar word) is hardly Bryan Adams or Leonard Cohen. (Look them up.)
SammieJune 20, 2015 at 10:43 AM
Oh wow, well now I know what to do with any roast beef that will be leftover from a special Father’s Day meal tomorrow. Thank you so much. My family are gonna love me for making this on Monday. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com
SheaJune 20, 2015 at 12:10 PM