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Village People in the Village! Boogie Down Disco Fries!

Annette Zito, KitchAnnette™
Some DISCO FRIES for late night revelry, in this case after a fantastic performance by The Village People!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

The Fries

  • • 3 large Idaho potatoes peeled
  • • 1/4 lb American cheese sliced thinly
  • • salt & pepper to taste
  • • 2 tbsp olive oil

The Gravy

  • • 2 tbsp butter
  • • 2 tbsp flour
  • • 1-1/2 cups beef stock
  • • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Trim potatoes into squared sides. Proceed to slice them into evenly sized fries.
  • Make sure the fries are dry. In a large bowl, mix them with oil, salt, & pepper.
  • Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking dish and bake at 450° for 45 minutes.
  • While they bake, prepare the gravy by melting the butter in a saucepan over medium heat then adding the flour. Whisk until smooth, making a roux.
  • Pour in stock and whisk until it comes to a boil then simmer.
  • Season with salt & pepper and simmer until it reaches your desired thickness.
  • When the fries are done, place on a foil-lined pan and layer the cheese over them. Broil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve the fries with the gravy poured on or on the side for dipping.

Notes

For the Fries:
Keep an eye on the fries when melting the cheese in the broiler. A little char is one thing but they can be burnt in a blink of the eye.
For the Gravy:
The longer you cook the roux, the darker and richer your gravy will be but keep a watch on it.