Loaded French Fries – French fries are topped with caramelized onions, American cheese, and a homemade burger sauce. The best loaded fries you’ve ever had!
Today’s recipe is a simple one – Loaded French Fries! Who doesn’t love a plate full of fries, topped with cheese, onions, and a flavorful sauce?! And what’s even better – the most work you’ll do for this recipe is making the sauce, which can totally be made ahead of time.
In addition to making the sauce, you’ll also caramelize the onions a little to get a nice, deep flavor on them. They then get sprinkled over crispy crinkle fries. American cheese is added over the top and then the fries are placed under the broiler to get the cheese gooey. Who knew something so yummy could be so simple?!
Here are my Loaded French Fries!
Tips & Tricks
- Melt the cheese. Make sure you let the cheese get super melted before taking it out of the broiler.
- Make the sauce ahead of time. The flavors in the sauce marry best over time. Therefore, I suggest making it ahead of time and letting it sit before adding it to the fries.
- Caramelize the onions. The onions taste best with just a hint of char around the outside. So make sure you let them cook long enough to build that flavor.
Loaded French Fries
For the burger sauce:
- ¼ cup mayo
- ¼ cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoons sweet relish
- ¼ tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
For the fries:
- 1 pound frozen extra-crispy crinkle fries
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ large sweet onion diced
- salt and pepper
- 3 slices American cheese
- burger sauce recipe above
- Mix all burger sauce ingredients together until combined. Cover and let sit in the fridge while you make the rest of the ingredients. The longer the sauce sits, the deeper the flavor gets.
- Place the French fries in a preheated air fryer or oven and cook according to package instructions. Once done, place them in a cast iron skillet or baking pan. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet, add butter and diced sweet onion. Place over medium heat. Cook until onion turns soft and starts to char a little, about 10 minutes. Stir ocassionally.
- Set oven to broil. Sprinkle diced onion over the cooked fries in the cast iron. Top with American cheese. Place under broiler until the cheese is very very melty but not burning. Remove from oven and drizzle with half of the burger sauce. Serve the rest on the side.