Loaded fries are deliciously easy to make but hold so much flavour you’ll be finding yourself grabbing for seconds! It is the ultimate comfort food to be shared amongst your guests whilst watching a game on the TV.
When it comes to the fries, there is no shame in using shop bought, especially if you are tight for time! However, if you would like to make your own, make sure you wash and peel your potatoes first. Peeling is very important for making fries as the skin can become quite bitter when kept on and baked.
For toppings , we used chorizo; spring onions and pickled jalapenos to give heat to the dish, whilst also adding cheese and sour cream to add a level of creaminess.
- Start by cooking the fries according to the packet instructions (no shame in shop bought here!). Alternatively, if you would like to make your own, preheat your oven to 200C. Cut 600g worth of potatoes into finger length size, coating them in oil and a generous sprinkling of Maldon Salt. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden.
- While the chips are cooking make the pickled red onions. Place the finely sliced red onion in a large bowl and add the Maldon Salt, then scrunch the salt into the onions to help soften them. In a small pan heat together the vinegar, water, and caster sugar until the sugar dissolves. Then pour the vinegar water over the onions and mix well, then set aside to pickle and cool.
- When the fries come out the oven, spread them across a baking tray – if they aren’t already. Then sprinkle and toss in the smoked paprika. Grate over the cheddar cheese and then place them back into the oven until the cheese melts.
- Remove from the oven and scatter over the crispy chorizo pieces, some pickled jalapenos, drizzle over the sour cream. Drain the pink pickled onions and then scatter some across the top too and finally finish with some sliced spring onions and coriander leaves before serving.