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Beer-Soaked Cheddar & Bacon Steak Fries

Updated: May 25, 2020

Marinate your frozen steak fries in beer overnight, then bake them with cheese and bacon. Crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside. That's all it takes to make this delicious epic bowl of fries for everyone to enjoy on game day or anytime you want amazing tasting steak fries!

  • 1 bag of frozen steak-style potato fries (this also works great with waffle or crinkle cut fries)

  • one 12 oz bottle of preferred dark stout beer

  • 8 ox. of shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 2 TBSN garlic powder

  • 3 oz package of real bacon bits or pieces

  • Salt and pepper for seasoning

2 gallon Ziplock bag, baking sheets, spatula, aluminum foil, cooking spray.

Prep: 10 minutes, marinate 12-24 hours

Cook: 30 minutes in oven Ready: 40 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.

To make Beer-Soaked Cheddar & Bacon Steak Fries:

1. Empty frozen steak fries into Ziplock bag. Pour one bottle of dark stout beer into the bag. Allow fries to marinate overnight.

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

3.Drain fries in sink using a colander. Allow as much of the beer to drain from the outside of the fries.

4. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.

5. Spread fries in a single layer on the baking sheet; avoid fries to overlap on top of each other. Pat dry and sprinkle with garlic powder.

6. Sprinkle generously with bacon pieces and shredded cheddar cheese. TIP: It's OK if a lot of cheese and bacon fall off the fries onto the foil, The Fries will be tossed in the melted mixture during baking.

7. Bake for 15 minutes. Take out and use a spatula to toss and mix the fries in the cheese and bacon to give each fry a good coating of cheese and bacon pieces. Spread fries out once again and bake 15 more minutes.

8. Serve hot and season with salt and pepper to taste.

1 serving: 130 calories, 2 g fat (.6g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate (0 g sugars, 2 g fiber), 3 g protein .

Potatoes contain nearly half your daily value of vitamin C., has more potassium than a banana, is a good source of vitamin B6 and is a good source of fiber, magnesium and antioxidants. Stout beer has less calories than most beers and also contains nearly twice the amount of antioxidants found in light-colored lagers. What’s more, it also contains traces of iron.

Côtes du Rhône, Barbera, Merlot, Chardonnay. These will stand up to bold flavors without overpowering the potatoes.

Side Dish pairing: These are great with any BBQ entrée of beef, pork or chicken.

Kick out the GLUTS. Good news-potatoes are already gluten-free. Potatoes aren't grains, they're a type of starchy vegetable. Keep in mind that beers are made from gluten-containing grains which are not distilled and therefore is not gluten-free. Replace the stout beer with your preferred gluten-free beer.

Italian Parmesan Steak Fries

Use grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and oregano instead of bacon. Cover wedges with marinara sauce and additional Parmesan after baking.

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