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, Green Onion & Cheddar Cheese 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
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.