If you’ve never had a plateful of Jersey Disco Fries, you’ve been missing out! But now you can make them right at home! All homemade from my Copycat 5 Guys Fries to my easy Rich Brown Beef Gravy, these extra cheesy fries are sure to make everyone smile!
This is part two of my effort to turn our sad faces into smiles, and pick up our spirits a little bit! And that these fries certainly did!!
I so wish you could’ve seen my hubby’s face! He looked like a kid at Christmas getting the one thing that he wanted the most!
Now. These fries that I’ve made over the past couple of days are anything but healthy. But ya know, sometimes you need a couple of total pig-out days, and just not sweat the small stuff like calories! (Be sure to check out the previous fries that I made, 5 – Cheese Pepperoni Pizza Fries, as they were just as good!)
I make no apologies for these, they are what they are, and they were stinkin’ DELICIOUS.
So. We first start by making my easy homemade brown beef gravy! It’s creamy-rich….
…and loaded with wonderful flavor! This makes a fair amount, but don’t worry, you’ll want to use every single drop!!
While the gravy is resting, cooling down, and thickening up nicely, get a nice batch of my homemade Copycat FIVE GUYS Fries going!
After letting them rest a minute, place them onto a cast iron fajita pan, or a small baking sheet.
Drown them with that luscious, silky-rich gravy….
…and start adding the cheeses. I began with a little bit of shredded, sharp white Vermont cheddar!
Not too much of this, though, we want a nice blend and we don’t want any one of the cheeses to overpower all of the rest.
Next comes some Sargento mozzarella and provolone blend shredded cheese! *You can use any brands that you like, but these two are just my own personal favorites!
Then simply grate some fresh parmesan and some fresh asiago cheese right over the top!
Pop the whole glorious mess into the oven and bake it all just until the cheeses have melted, only about 5 – 10 minutes is all it takes! So watch them closely towards the end, checking on them often!
Then add a little fresh parsley to make them pretty, and don’t forget to pour some more of that gravy into a small bowl for dipping!
Then stick a fork in it! Seriously. Literally.
These babies are messy, so these fries definitely require eating with a fork!
Just look at all that melty, gooey cheeeeeeeese!! I know!!
Combined with the homemade fries and the gravy…these were absolutely DIVINE.
And although I made enough for two, my hubby loved them so much so, that I let him just have at it. (Minus two bites for me to try!!)
Needless to say, these are a huge hit with both of us! (My hubby actually preferred these over the pepperoni pizza ones!)
But I just plain loved them BOTH!
So if you need a smile, a total pig-out day, or are looking for a fun movie munchie, I highly recommend you make a DOUBLE batch of these if they are going to be devoured by more than two people! Fair warning! They disappear like magic!!
Hope you all enjoy as much as we did!!
*This recipe uses my Copycat FIVE GUYS Fries!
- 1 batch of my homemade Copycat 5 Guys Fries (2 russet potatoes)
- peanut or vegetable oil for frying
- 1 or more cups Brown Beef Gravy, recipe follows
- 1/4 cup extra sharp white cheddar cheese
- 1 - 2 cups shredded mozzarella-provolone cheese, as you like
- grated asiago cheese, to taste
- grated parmesan cheese, to taste
- extra gravy on the side for dipping
Brown Beef Gravy:
- 2 Tbl. Minerva Dairy Garlic Herb butter
- 2 Tbl. + 1 tsp. flour
- 1 (10 1/2 oz.) can beef consommé
- 1/2 tsp. Better Than Bouillon Beef Base
- 1/2 -1 tsp. red wine, to taste
- 1/4 tsp. ketchup (or tomato paste)
- 1/8 tsp. worcestershire sauce
- 1/16 tsp. onion powder
- 1/16 tsp. black pepper, (or to taste)
- 1/16 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 375º F.
Heat oil for deep frying to 375º F, fry potatoes until deep golden, and place onto a rack placed over a baking sheet. Season with salt and a little garlic powder.
After resting for a few minutes to let grease drip away and settle, place onto a cast iron fajita pan or small baking sheet or dish. Ladle gravy over the top, (as much as you want), then sprinkle with the cheeses.
Pop into preheated oven and bake until cheese is melty, about 5 - 10 minutes.
Serve with extra gravy on the side for dipping and enjoy!
For Gravy (*MAKE FIRST): In small sauté pan, melt butter. Add flour and heat until bubbly, stirring. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in beef consommé. Add rest of ingredients to taste. Bring to a boil, stirring, cook and stir until thickened, about 2-3 minutes. *Gravy will thicken further after resting a few minutes after removing from heat.