Disco Fries Recipe
New Jersey classic after-party food, learn how to make disco fries at home. Explore ways to transform French fries with ingredients you have on hand.
- Serves: 4 persons
- For the Gravy:
- ¼cup (2 ounces) unsalted butter
- ¼cup all-purpose flour
- 2cloves garlic, minced
- 1shallot, minced (about 1/4 cup)
- 2teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1teaspoon dry sherry
- ¼teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ⅛teaspoon kosher salt
- For the Disco Fries:
- 1(32-ounce) package frozen fries
- 8ounces (2 cups) shredded mozzarella cheese
Step 1Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to the temperature needed for the fries (typically 425 F), and place the rack in the center of the oven.
Step 2In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the flour, stirring constantly and cooking until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
Step 3While whisking, add the beef broth in a slow, steady stream to the roux , then add the minced shallots and garlic. Stirring regularly, cook the gravy for 15 to 20 minutes, or until it thickens to your desired consistency (it will thicken slightly as it rests).
Step 4Once the gravy is simmering, place the frozen fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and cook according to the package directions.
Step 5Add the Worcestershire sauce, sherry (if using), pepper, and salt when the gravy is nearly done. Stir well to incorporate. Remove the pan from the heat and let rest while the fries finish cooking.
Step 6Remove the fries from the oven and transfer them to a shallow oven-safe serving platter. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 F. Top the fries with the mozzarella cheese and bake for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.
Step 7To serve, drizzle as much gravy as you like over the cheesy fries.