Turn revered french fries into more than just an everyday side dish.
It's hard to improve french fries—they're hot, crisp, salty and delicious. Our team of chefs dedicated a long, productive ideation session to the loaded-fries concept, turning them into playful deconstructions of favorite dishes. Not only do these loaded-fries recipes offer distinction in your shareable-appetizer category, but they lend themselves to promotional menus beautifully. St. Patrick's Day special? Corned Beef Hash with Fries deliver the luck of the Irish. Regional sports pride? Philly Cheese Steak Fries or Chicago Dog Fries score a home run.
Recipes for Playful, Distinctive and Delicious Loaded Fries
Corned Beef Hash with Fries
Menu Solutions—Breakfast, Brunch or All-Day Breakfast; St. Patrick's Day Promotion
Our chefs combine the flavors found at a mom-and-pop diner for this rustic presentation of loaded fries. Instead of hash browns, they chop cooked steak fries, then add a sauté of corned beef and caramelized onion over top. They drizzle with a sauce made with Kraft Mayo Real Mayonnaise, Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard, honey and TAPATÍO Hot Sauce, then crown it with a fried egg.
Chicago Dog Fries
Menu Solutions—Shareable Appetizer; Small Plates; Baseball Season Promotion; Regional Pride Promotion
These loaded fries are a playful deconstruction of the famed Chicago dog. To mimic a Chicago-style bun profile, our chefs combine tempura batter with poppy seeds and celery seeds. They dip frozen waffle fries into the seasoned batter, then deep-fry until crisp and puffed. They lay them over parchment paper, then add cooked hot-dog slices on top. As with the Chicago hot dog, the beauty is in the garnish—they finish these loaded fries with tomato, pickle relish, onion and yellow mustard.
Philly Cheese Steak Fries
Menu Solutions—Shareable Appetizer; Small Plates; Sports Promotion; Regional Pride Promotion
Our chefs spin the classic Philly cheese steak into a savory, delicious loaded-fries dish. They start with thinly sliced rib eye tossed in A.1. Original Steak Sauce, then layer steak fries and sautéed onions over top. They add a flourish of the famed Philly cheese steak's Cheez Whiz Pasteurized Process Cheese. "This is a great replacement for nachos on an app menu," says Aliza Katz, senior corporate chef for Kraft Foodservice. "A.1. delivers umami with every bite of these fries."
Asian Fish 'n Chips
Menu Solutions—Shareable Appetizer; Lunch Menu; Dinner Menu
A twist on fish and chips, this refined version of loaded fries is a study in contrasting textures and the perfumed flavors of Asia. "For chefs looking to showcase fish in a fun, familiar-but-different way, this dish is perfect," says Chef Katz. Our chefs coat the halibut in a mixture of lemongrass and pickled ginger, then pan sauté until crisp. They place the fish over crinkle-cut fries, then layer on more flavor with a drizzle of Kraft Mayo Real Mayonnaise embellished with lime juice and sriracha. A blend of hoisin sauce and rice-wine vinegar adds a final dash of flavor. Green onions garnish the dish. "You get the crunch of the fries against the soft texture of the halibut, and the sweetness of the hoisin against the perfume of the lemongrass and ginger," says Chef Katz.
Rib-Eyes with Steak Fries
Menu Solutions—Shareable Appetizer; Small Plates; Lunch Menu; Dinner Menu; Late-Night Menu
Our chefs take a classic steak dinner and turn it into a fun one-bowl concept. The star of the dish is the rich, tangy gravy that coats the meat, mushrooms and fries beautifully. Mushrooms seared in butter get a hit of chicken stock and A.1. Original Steak Sauce. They're cooked until a nice sheen develops, and until the sauce is reduced. "The A.1. imparts a shiny glaze on the mushrooms, and the butter balances out the sauce really well," says Chef Katz. To plate, our chefs toss grilled strips of rib eye with the glazed mushrooms and reserved sauce, as well as thick-cut steak fries. The result is a satisfying, flavorful, comfort-food dish.
Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Fries
Menu Solutions—Kids' Menu; Lunch Menu; Winter-Special Promotion
Childhood—deconstructed. These loaded fries offer a playful take on the classic combination of a grilled cheese with tomato soup. A perfect dish for kids' menus or throwback comfort-food lunch menus…and the prep couldn't be easier. Grilled cheese sandwiches—made the classic way with Kraft Pasteurized Process American Cheese—are cut into fingers, then placed on edge in a shallow bowl of hot tomato soup. French fries go overtop, forming a haystack of grilled-cheese and fries in the soup. The soup is finished with a youthful swirl of Cheez Whiz Pasteurized Process Cheese.