C is for Cheesy Fries

September 3rd, 2013 11:00 am by mad mags

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Vegan comfort food at its trashiest! This is a really simple, super-delicious dish that Shane I binged on entirely too often in May. (Not to be a killjoy, but this happened.) Basically it’s just frozen fries baked in the oven (deep frying would be too much, even for me!) and smothered in a mozzarella Daiya cheese sauce. I don’t know why, but I vastly prefer mozzarella to cheddar for french fry asphyxiation purposes. If you’d rather swap it out for cheddar (or pepperjack, or whatever floats your boat), that’s cool. I won’t judge.

The cheese sauce recipe makes enough cheese to cover two heaping plates of fries. If you have some extras, better still. It’s easily reheated in the microwave and takes great on nachos, pasta, hash browns – or more french fries. Assuming you’re not still hung over from the first batch.


Cheesy Fries


Frozen french fries (enough to fill a baking sheet measuring 10″x15″)
8 ounces (1 bag) mozzarella Daiya cheese shreds
13 oz soy milk
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
4 oz margarine


1. Cook the french fries according to the instructions on the package.

2. While the fries are baking, prepare the cheese sauce. In a saucepan, bring the soy milk up to a boil, stirring often and being careful not to scorch the soy milk on the bottom. Once at a boil mix in the margarine, 1 tablespoon at a time. When the margarine is mixed in well, stir in the nutritional yeast until totally blended. Then mix in the cheese shreds, keeping the heat on high. Once the cheese is blended enough for taste, bring the heat down to simmer, stirring occasionally to keep it smooth and creamy. Serve hot on fries (or nachos, pasta, sandwiches, hash browns, whatever).


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4 Responses to “C is for Cheesy Fries”

  1. The Peace Patch Says:

    I am so craving salty cheesy tater-y goodness right now…thanks for the recipe! Happy MoFo!

  2. Jojo Says:

    Oh yum, I love cheesy chips and these look like a step up from my usual plan of grating some Vegusto over oven chips and calling it a night!

  3. CupcakeKitteh Says:

    Yum, I could eat these right now.

    And I just read the story about your dogs, I’m so sorry. Even as a former vet nurse, it never gets any easier to say goodbye to our best friends xox

  4. Kelly Garbato Says:

    @ The Peace Patch & Jojo – I know! I’ve eaten this dish a million times now (okay, a dozen) and just looking at this pictures makes me crave it all over again.

    @ Kitteh – Aw, thanks. Hugs to you!

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