Crispy French Fries and Cheese Sauce

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this homemade recipe for Crispy French Fries paired with a creamy Cheese Sauce. Perfect for snack time, parties, or as a side dish, this recipe promises to deliver the satisfying crunch of perfectly fried potatoes coupled with the rich, velvety smoothness of a cheese sauce that’s flavored just right. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this step-by-step guide will help you create a dish that’s sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients and let’s dive into the world of homemade delights, where the aroma of fried potatoes and the allure of cheese sauce create a perfect culinary harmony.

Crispy French Fries


  • 700 grams of potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 25 grams of cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 grams of breadcrumbs


  1. Prepare the Potatoes: Start by peeling the potatoes and cutting them into thin strips to resemble French fries. Wash the sliced potatoes in cold water to eliminate extra starch.
  2. Boil the Potatoes: In a large pot, bring water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Add the potato strips and boil for about 3-5 minutes until they are slightly tender but not fully cooked. Drain the potatoes and let them cool.
  3. Coat the Potatoes: In a bowl, whisk the eggs. In another bowl, mix the cornstarch with a bit of salt. Place the breadcrumbs in a third bowl. Dip each potato strip into the cornstarch, then the egg, and finally coat it with breadcrumbs.
  4. Fry the Potatoes: Heat oil in a deep fryer or a large pan to 180°C (356°F). Fry the coated potato strips in batches until they are golden brown and crispy. Take them out of the oil and lay them on a paper towel to absorb the surplus oil.


Cheese Sauce


  • 20 grams of unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder
  • 125 ml of milk
  • 75 grams of cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon of hot sauce (optional)


  1. Make the Roux: In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter. Stir in the wheat flour and chili powder, cooking for about 1 minute to remove the raw flour taste.
  2. Add Milk: Gradually add the milk to the saucepan, whisking constantly to prevent lumps. Continue to cook and stir until the mixture thickens.
  3. Add Cheese: Lower the heat and add the grated cheddar cheese to the saucepan. Mix until the cheese has fully melted and the sauce becomes even and creamy.
  4. Season: If desired, add the hot sauce to the cheese sauce for an extra kick of flavor. Stir well.

Serve the crispy French fries hot with the warm cheese sauce on the side for dipping. Enjoy your delicious homemade snack!

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