We eat chili a LOT in this house. We also eat a lot of homemade french fries. And even more cheese. One time my husband asked for homemade chili cheese fries, and luckily but no surprise we had leftover chili in the fridge!
To make this recipe even easier on yourself, make this chili recipe one night of the week and save the leftovers. Then make this later for a snack!
I made some french fries by cutting up a russet potato into strips. Then I flash boiled them and roasted them at 450 degrees F for about 20 minutes, until they were nice and crispy.
Next up was the quick cheese sauce:
-1 tbsp butter
-1 tbsp flour
-1/2 cup whole milk
-1 cup(ish) cheddar cheese
-pinch of salt
Melt the butter, whisk in the flour and let it brown a teeny bit. Slowly add the milk and whisk as you go. Once that is incorporated and thickened, stir in the cheese and salt till melty.
Pour everything over french fries and realize you never need to go to a sports bar again. Homemade chili cheese fries for the win.
Homemade Chili Cheese Fries
Use leftover chili from my weeknight chili recipe, combine it with this cheese sauce, and serve it over roasted potatoes!
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Cheese, Chili, Fries
Servings: 2 servings
- 1 large russet potato
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- leftover chili from recipe in text above
Cheese Sauce Ingredients
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Slice the russet potato into fry shape of choice. Flash boil them in some water for 2-3 minutes. Remove and pat dry.
Toss them in the olive oil and roast for 20-25 minutes, until crispy and golden.
Make the cheese sauce by melting the butter and stirring in the flour. Whisk in the milk, then the cheese and salt. Continue to stir until it thickens to your desire.
Pour the cheese and chili over the potatoes and enjoy.