Cheesy Gravy Fries


·         Canola oil, for frying

·         2 pounds russet potatoes, cleaned

·         Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

·         4 tablespoons butter, divided

·         2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

·         1 tablespoon minced garlic

·         1/4 cup Marsala wine

·         1 1/2 cups beef stock

·         2 tablespoons water

·         1 tablespoon cornstarch

·         1 cup grated smoked Gouda cheese

·         Freshly chopped chives, for garnish


Preheat the oven to broil. In a deep-fryer or heavy-bottomed pot, heat enough canola oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot, to 375 degrees F.

Slice the potatoes into 1/4-inch thick french fries. Fry in batches until golden brown and crispy; about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towel lined sheet tray and put them in a large baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the flour and the garlic. Add the wine and beef stock and bring to a simmer.

In a small bowl, combine the water and cornstarch. Slowly whisk the mixture into the stock and cook until thickened, roughly 2 to 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Remove the pan from heat, and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter.

Ladle the gravy over the fries and sprinkle with the cheese. Put the fries in the oven and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Remove the fries from oven, sprinkle with chopped chives and serve.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Bayram wrote:
First, I noticed that the btootm stick of butter was shorter but fatter. I also noticed that the top stick of butter was longer but skinnier. So I figured that they are both the same amount of Tbsp. because the company that made the btootm simply squashed a stick of butter that is identical to the stick made by Land O' Lakes. I know that both sticks of butter have the same amount of butter in them (8 Tbsp. or 1/2 of a cup.I also know that the sticks of butter are measured in the same units. The sticks of butter are different because because one of them is long and skinny while the other one is short and fat.

Fri, April 27, 2012 @ 2:46 PM

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Sun, April 29, 2012 @ 3:24 PM

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