Dirty Fries

Dirty Fries are most certainly a taste sensation!

There's so much going on here, these dirty chips, dirty fries, or fully loaded chips, whatever you fancy calling them are probably the best snack ever.

Dirty Fries

Perfect with a cold beer of a glass of wine after a busy week. Spiced chips topped with bacon, peppers, spring onions, jalapeño peppers, cheese and a little sour cream; what's not to like?

At first glance, you may be thinking they must be fattening, but actually, they're healthier than you think.

Oven chips contain less fat than fried chips plus a few fries will go a long way since the dish contains a lot of bell peppers which bulk it up without adding calories.

However, if you're looking to cut the calories, even more, you could also use reduced-fat cheese. Even if you left out the bacon you'd still have a nice comforting bowl of deliciousness.

I used McCain oven fries, but not the quick cook ones. In my opinion, they are just awful, they don't seem to crisp up and end up soggy.

Dirty fries with a fork

What are Dirty Fries?

Usually, they are loaded with gravy, bacon, peppers and spring onions but I didn't fancy the gravy part.

I know a while back Marks and Spencer introduced their Spirit of Summer Dirty Fries which were silly expensive for what they were and looked nothing in the slightest like the picture on the packaging!

What should you serve with Dirty Fries?

Personally, I say nothing as they are plenty filling on their own.

Top Tips!

Use scissors to cut the bacon, it's much easier than with a knife.

If you don't eat meat you can always use veggie bacon.

Optional Jalapeño peppers as not everyone likes them.

You can add onions but you might want to cook them first to soften them to reduce the raw onion taste.

Easy recipe

Prepare the ingredients.

Ingredients for dirty fries

Spread the oven fries out on a baking tray and sprinkle with cajun or paprika seasoning.

oven chips sprinkled with cajun seasoning

Once cooked remove from the oven and transfer to an ovenproof baking dish.

oven chips sprinkled with cajun seasoning out of the oven

Top with the peppers.

making dirty fries

Add the cheese and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes.

adding cheese to dirty fries

When the cheese has melted add the cooked bacon and return to the oven for another 2 minutes to heat through.

Remove from the oven and add the spring onions.

dirty fries out of the oven

Followed by the sour cream and prepare to dive in!

dirty fries out of the oven and topped with peppers and sour cream

Chippy, cheesy, bacony goodness!

Dirty fries with a fork



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Dirty Fries

Dirty Fries

Dirty Fries are most certainly a taste sensation! There's so much going on, these are fully loaded fries are so good.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 40 M

Ingredients:

  • 2 portions of skinny oven chips 
  • Cajun seasoning (or paprika)
  • smoked streaky bacon - snipped using scissors 
  • ½ red pepper - chopped into small dice
  • ½ green pepper - chopped into small dice
  • a large handful of grated Cheddar cheese
  • 3 spring onions - thinly sliced
  • Jalapeño peppers - taken from a jar and drained on kitchen paper
  • sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven as per packet instructions on the packaging.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon until it's nice and crispy, then remove and set aside on kitchen paper.
  3. Spread the fries out on a non-stick baking tray and sprinkle over a little cajun seasoning and cook as per the packet instructions.
  4. When the fries are cooked transfer them to an ovenproof baking dish and top with the peppers and grated cheese.
  5. Return to the oven for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  6. Now add the cooked bacon and return to the oven for a further 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and top with a few jalapeño peppers and spring onions.
  8. Add a few dobs of sour cream and prepare to dive in!

Notes:

I used McCain oven fries, but not the quick cook ones; in my opinion, are just awful, they don't seem to crisp up.
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3 comments

  1. Never heard of these before, might just have to try them. Could you make your own oven chips too?

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    1. Hi Jean, yes of course you can, just make sure they are cooked before you add the cheese and the rest of the toppings. x

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