Addictive Bacon, Green Onion & Cheddar Cheese Fries

18 Dec

Who doesn’t like cheese fries? These greasy, gluttonous fries are a great fix for a hangover or simply a bad day. Sprinkled with “bacon”, green onion and melted “cheddar cheese”, these were inspired by a steakhouse appetizer I ate before going vegan. Complete with a zippy dipping sauce (which also doubles as a sandwich spread), these fries can be enjoyed without guilt (caloric intake excluded).

WARNING: May be addictive and cause stomach expansion if consumed too often!

Bacon, Cheddar & Green Onion Fries

Bacon, Green Onion & Cheddar Cheese Fries

Fries:
1 (28-ounce) bag steak cut french fries
1/2 cup green onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup tofaken, crumbled (recipe here)
1 – 1-1/2 cups shredded vegan cheddar cheese

Dipping Sauce:
1 cup vegan ranch dressing (recipe here)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano

Prepare sauce by mixing together ingredients in a small bowl until combined. Set aside.

Next, prepare french fries according to manufacturer’s directions, baking 5 minutes less than recommended. Remove fries from oven and sprinkle with green onion, tofaken and cheese. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before consuming. Serve with dipping sauce.

Dipping Sauce for French Fries

6 Responses to “Addictive Bacon, Green Onion & Cheddar Cheese Fries”

  1. Brenda Jones December 19, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    These are truly amazing!

  2. Marci April 29, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    Just stumbled across this while looking for new ways to use my Daiya — thank you! I have been searching for an easy (and good!) “fake” bacon recipe, in hopes of imitating the old school cheese fries I was addicted to. Must try!!

    • megmeister April 29, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

      My pleasure, Marci! I hope you’ll enjoy the french fries as much as I do!

      • Marci May 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

        I accidentally overcooked the tofaken, so it’s overly “crispy”. LOL
        But I’ll be darned if it doesn’t taste just like bacon!!

      • megmeister May 6, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

        Hey Marci! Bummer about overcooking the tofaken. So glad you enjoyed it though! It’s definitely the closest thing to real bacon I’ve had. Definitely takes care of cravings!

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