Last night Kyle wanted to make us a special treat... homemade cheese fries. We recently bought a bag of potatoes on sale and he picked out a block of cheese.
He carefully selected what seasonings he wanted to add. He chose salt, pepper, garlic salt, Italian herb, and just a dash of Paprika.
He cut one potato with our Pampered Chef slicer, and announced that cutting potatoes was too hard. I offered to help him cut the rest of them.
He sprinkled the seasoning on the freshly cut fries.
This is where we made a slight mistake, but it turned out okay in the end.. He applied the shredded cheese a bit too early. We should have cooked the pototoes a bit before had added the cheese. He cooked the fries about 30 minutes in a 450 degree oven. I checked on them every 10 minutes or so.
He added a lot of cheese. Yum!
I realized about 15 minutes in that they cheese had cooked a bit too long. We decided to cook the fries for awhile longer, and then added more cheese.
What they looked like coming out of the oven.
This is all that was leftover. They were really good! It was then when I realized mistake #2. I should have told him to spray the pan BEFORE adding the the fries. Oh well, lesson learned.
As an experiment I tried something else while Kyle was making his cheese fries. . I had a package of Cheddar Jack & Bacon Fresh Take that needed to be used. I didn't really feel like making a big meal, and wondered what it would taste like on some zucchini, I recently bought. (mine didn't grow this year) We were all pleasantly surprised with the taste. It is kind of hard to explain, but worth using on vegetables instead of meat again.