Dec 082016
 
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I don’t know about you, but my family is heading into our busiest month of the year. Between holiday parties, extra school events, December birthdays and life in general, we’re pretty much non-stop from now until the first of the year. I don’t mind because I love spending extra time with the people I love and since my husband is from a huge family (he’s one of seven), there are plenty of chances to visit our loved ones. Of course, I can’t show up empty handed, right? These easy Jalapeno Cheese Fries are one of my favorite go-to dishes to bring to family gatherings. Unfortunately for me, and lots of others, the jalapenos = heartburn. Thankfully Nexium® 24HR Capsules come to the rescue (stay tuned for more info on that).

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My Jalapeno Cheese Fries are easy to make and they always go over really well.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large russet potatoes
  • 4 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6oz evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 3/4 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1/4 cup diced jalapenos (leave a few out for topping)

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Here’s what you do:
1. Wash and slice your potatoes into potato wedges and grate your sharp cheddar cheese on the larger grater holes.

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2. To bake: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with tin foil. Spread your potato wedges apart, lightly coat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 40 minutes.
To fry: Begin to heat your vegetable oil in a large heavy bottom pan on medium-high (you don’t need a lot, maybe a few cups). After your oil is hot (5 minutes) carefully use a spoon to drop your potato wedges in a couple at a time as the grease will splatter. Cool until golden brown and then turn down the temperature to low for a few more minutes to make sure the inside of the potato is cooked because the wedges are thicker. Then carefully remove your potatoes with a long pair of tongs and place them onto a paper towel lined plate to catch the grease.

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3. In a large sauce pan on medium heat, combine your shredded cheese, cornstarch, hot sauce, and evaporated milk. Whisk until everything is melted together.

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4. Now mix in your jalapenos continue to whisk for another few minutes, your cheese sauce will continue to thicken.

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5. Line a cast iron pan with parchment paper and place your cooked potato wedges on top. Pour your cheese sauce on top.

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6. Top with cheese sauce and a few extra jalapenos.

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As much as my husband and I love those jalapenos, we don’t love the frequent heartburn we both get.  I ran to Walgreens for some Nexium® 24HR Capsules 42ct just to make sure we nip that pesky heartburn in the bud.

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Nexium® 24HR Capsules are for the treatment of frequent heartburn so everyone can enjoy the holidays without worry. Just one pill a day provides all-day, all-night protection from frequent heartburn – no matter what triggers it.*

*Nexium® 24HR may take 1-4 days for full effect. It is not immediate relief.

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What is your go-to dish to bring to your holiday get-togethers?

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  64 Responses to “Easy Jalapeno Cheese Fries (Made From Scratch)”

  1. Oooh. The cheese and jalapenos on those fries is making me salivate! yum!

  2. The fries look amazing! They remind me of a much better version of nachos haha. I’ve had cheesy fries before and I don’t really like them but the way you did the cheese sauce looks so much better than just sprinkling grated cheese over the top 🙂

  3. That looks like perfect comfort food for me. Love cheesy fries and my husband loves jalepenos so it just works!

  4. We love making homemade fries and the cheese sauce over the top makes it perfect comfort food. I can see us doing this on game day.

  5. YES! Home fries are my favorite. There’s nothing better. I can’t wait to try these. Yum!

  6. These are so making an appearance this weekend for football! They look so good, and you can never go wrong with cheese and peppers.

  7. That looks amazing. I will have to make that asap! My husband has some crazy heartburn and I think Nexium is the only thing he has not tried, adding it to my list!

  8. Those Jalapeno Cheese Fries look AMAZING! These would make the perfect appetizer for any holiday present. I can’t wait to try these out for myself.

  9. This is such a fun family finger food! Great for parties, too!

  10. Whoa, crazy good flavors here! Love it. So….. I saw a map of New England and on that map was Masshole. So what is the orgin of that term? I always thought it was solely yours!

  11. I am starting right now and these look amazing. I am going to try these for an appetizer tonight before dinner. I just love Jalapeños and anything related!

  12. I have several people at my house that would love these! Thanks for sharing!

  13. These look so good!!! Homemade fries are one of my favorites to make at home, love the addition of jalapeno and cheese to them!

  14. First of all, these look DELICIOUS! We actually make handcut fries as a treat in our household pretty frequently, too. As far as dishes I bring for the holidays? Probably pie!

  15. Oh man I am on a diet and these look totally awesome. I see a cheat day in my future.

  16. Absolutely love how those wedges turned out!!!! They look sooooo good and crispy!!! I don’t know about the jalapeños tho, my bf loves them but I am not so much of a fan. But definitely YES to cheese!! I like bringing dessert to all gatherings, it always makes people happy hehe.

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  17. I love anything with cheese and anything with a kick, when i can get it all in one I’m so happy! My husband would love these as a side item with dinner one night, ill be adding this to the grocery list.

  18. I have a jar of jalepenos that need to be used. This would be great with dinner.

  19. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. I love cheese fries of all kinds and to make them at home like this would be awesome!

  20. Oh my goodness this looks AMAZING!! I would love if someone showed up with these to a family gathering. 🙂
    XO

  21. Yummy! I would love to have this to eat. Looks so good and I love food and snacks with cheese. Delish!

  22. Oh I’d really like to make some of these for a movie night. My bf definitely relies on Nexium for his heartburn!

  23. These sound really good. I am pretty much the only person in my immediate family who likes spicy food though.

  24. I get shocking heartburn! Especially when I was pregnant. I slept with a bottle of Gaviscon beside the bed haha. Those chips look delicious!

  25. Yum, those fries look delicious! My husband would love them… but I would be the one loving them and then reaching for the Nexium for sure.

  26. Ohh now this sounds absolutely delicious – I most definitely need to try this myself!

  27. Oh, these look perfect for my husband.
    He loves spicy foods.

  28. These look absolutely amazing, especially for game day. I am always grateful for heartburn relief when jalapenos are involved.

  29. I’m having friends over tomorrow night and this recipe seems like the perfect thing to make! Love that it’s homemade from start to finish.

  30. My son would absolutely love this! Looks so delicious and easy to make 🙂

  31. Jalapeno cheese fries will probably be on the top of my favorite fry list. They look amazing!

  32. My husband would love these. I would need the antacid though.

  33. omg these look delish. i would def go for some of those right now.

  34. No way – these look way too good! Cheese and fries are my two favorite foods and now I am craving this so badly.

  35. Fries are a hit in my home. My kids would eat them with every meal if I allowed them. We can’t handle jalapeno but we love cheese.

  36. love the recipe, love how you ended the blog lol

  37. These look great, although jalapenos are not my favorite but my husband would love it!

  38. These look so tasty. I’m a big fan of jalapenos, but more so in a controlled manner and I can definitely lighten it up on the jalapeno with this recipe. These look so good, I want some now! xx Adaleta Avdic

  39. I laughed out loud when I saw the Nexium at the bottom because that’s exactly what I was thinking about! lol Reflux is no joke! I had no idea they had Nexium over the counter now. It works great!! I

  40. They look delicious. I think I will make them without the peppers so my daughter will eat them as well. Then, I can just have the peppers on the side for me 😉

  41. This absolutely looks good and perfect for our snack time or movie night,.

  42. These are perfect party appetizers! My kids will surely love this!

  43. These easy jalapeno cheese fries sound so good and I know my family would love them. I will have to make these for movie night for sure. Eating foods like this I tend to get heartburn just like my boy friend so the Nexiuim would indeed come in handy. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  44. This is great. Sounds so yummy and easy to prepare. I will add this jalapeno cheese fries on my list.

  45. I love to make homemade fries for the family. I am not big on jalapenos, but my husband loves them!

  46. seriously though those fries look AMAZING!!! thanks for sharing the recipe and good to know that Nexium has my back in case I need them for heartburn relief!

  47. yum! although jalapeño kind of scares me, these look so delicious! I will try just about everything once so I’d love to see how well I can do with these!

  48. These sound amazing!!! Nexium sound perfect for planning ahead for heart burn protection!

  49. My husband loves spicy food and we both like nachos or anything that is like a chili cheese fries. I can’t eat this though because I am pregnant and the reflux would be beyond horrible afterwards. It looks amazing!

  50. This cheese sauce looks so easy to make – I have never attempted it because I always thought it woudl be too difficult. My girls are addicted to cheese sauce too.

  51. These look so delicious! I am a big fan of cheese.

  52. Sounds so delicious. I love to eat everything about cheese and I can’t wait to try these jalapeno cheesy fries. This is great.

  53. These look so good! I love spicy, so I would probably enjoy these. Jalapeno is the best!

  54. You weren’t kidding when you said it’s easy! My kids locve cheese fries and this would be something that they’d enjoy! Thanks for the recipe!

  55. I get heartburn too but I still love spicy food! These jalapeno chips look so damn delicious yum xx

  56. Wow this looks really great and easy. I would love to try this, feel like jalapenos and cheese make everything better.

  57. Omg can we say yum?!?! These fries look absolutely delicious!!! Must make them for the family

  58. My nephew would like something like that- he’s a fan of jalapenos. And it doesn’t seem to take a long time to make.

  59. Yum!!! This looks so good!! I’m not very good with spicy food, but I’m always down for cheese fries!

  60. My boys are all about burgers and fries these days, especially cheese fries! I’m sure they’re going to love me more if I make this for them and it’s a win-win because it doesn’t take much time to make!

  61. I love making homemade french fries. My husband loves cheesy jalapeno fries, but I’ve never done it with my homemade ones. I can’t wait to try this!

  62. Im seriously going to make this! I love jalepenos looks delish and its fries instead of nachos!

  63. These fries are so easy to make! I’m pretty sure they’re going to be a hit with the kids especially at parties or movie nights! I’d love to make this for my nephews!

  64. Gosh! I was able to read this before my breakfast and now it makes me want everything too! Damn! Super hungry now!