Go big with your next home tailgating party with a giant platter of these loaded Philly cheesesteak fries! Fresh steak, peppers, onions slathered in cheese over scoop-able fries – heck yeah!
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Anyone who’s ever ordered the real deal in Philly knows, it’s wit or witout. Those are your options. Nothing complicated to a real Philly cheese steak recipe. Shaved beef tossed over a hot griddle with peppers and onions is the classic with provolone on top – or American, when making hard calls. But for myself, never ever with Whiz.
Having traveled all over, I have seen all sorts of hot sandwiches calling themselves “Philly Cheesesteaks” (and my friends even like to pick on me about my passion for this), but if you have never been to Philly, chances are, you are missing out on the real thing.
And let’s not even get into Pat’s or Geno’s (cuz Jim’s). If you have been, you know simplicity and a greasy mess is at its finest with a soft fresh roll and more napkins then you can count.
These loaded fries are a quick, super easy, version of that classic with 5 ingredients that can be cooked in 30 minutes while everyone’s just showing up or during half time. Perfect for your next tailgate.
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Unlike my corned beef ‘nachos’ made with a whisky fondue, I kept these cheesesteak fries simple and just added shredded provolone to the top, but if you want a great cheese sauce – check that one out.
How to Make Cheesesteak Fries:
These are easy but here are a few tips from my recipe to make sure the fries stay crispy and everything gets an even coat of cheese.
- Divide the fries onto two baking sheets while baking. This allows none to be double stacked and crispier edges to form.
- When building, work in layers. Add a layer of fries to the pan, cheese, slide in the oven to melt and repeat.
- Make the steak, onions and peppers while the fries are cooking – so that everything is steaming hot when you serve it.
- Make sure to use waffle fries. They allow the fry to get crispy while cooking and have the mass to hold up the real steak strips and other toppings without falling apart.
- Don’t over think it – don’t add anything fancy or extra (ok, maybe more cheese if you want), these cheesesteak fries are perfect.
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- 1 24oz package frozen waffle fries
- 8 oz rib eye steak
- ½ green bell pepper, seeded and sliced thin
- ½ onion, sliced thin
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 8 oz provolone cheese, shredded
- Ground black pepper
- Mayo, Ketchup or other desired condiments
- Preheat oven as instructed for the fries.
- Arrange two baking sheets and divide the fries equally between the two in a single layer. Bake until golden brown and cooked through.
- Meanwhile, season the steak liberally with salt.
- Preheat a heavy-duty cast-iron skillet, to medium heat.
- Cook the steak, 2 to 3 minutes a side, until a great crust forms and it pulls back without any resistance.
- Remove the steak and wrap in foil.
- In the same skillet, toss in the peppers and onions. Allow to caramelize for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Add the Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, and cover. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes longer.
- Slice the steak into paper thin strips.
- Remove the fries from the oven and set to broil.
- Arrange a layer of fries on the pan, top with ¼ of the cheese, 1/4 steak, peppers and onions. Set under the broiler for 1 minute just to melt the cheese.
- Carefully remove and pile the rest of the fries on top.
- Cover in the remaining peppers, onions, steak and cheese.
- Place under the broiler one more time for 2 to 3 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
- Remove and allow the pan to cool to the touch placing safely but allowing guests to serve themselves from the warm platter of cheesy fries.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 480 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 64mg Sodium: 938mg Carbohydrates: 43g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 21g