This is really quite an easy meal, I blogged it for the fries because I have always been a bit intimidated by making them without a fryer. No more being anxious to do it now. These are the best fries I have ever plated myself.
Cheese steak and fries are a classic combination. You can make this for lunch or dinner, I have been doubtful of frying too much food, but when the craving for hot fries hits I suggest you follow. The biggest concern I had was getting soggy limp fries as our finished product. I instead had great crispy fries that were amazing.
I think next time I will try this with sweet potato fries and see how that would turn out.
For the fries, I used two cups vegetable oil heated on the stove at medium high heat. (No thermometer) I don’t want the oil to smoke but I do want it hot enough to hear the potato sizzle when it hits the oil.
Cut the potatoes in long this strips. Any size you like, just make them all uniform.
What I finds works best is to cook the fries twice. Cook them in batches until they float, transfer with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
Once they have all been cooked start your cheese steak, cut the peppers and onion, cook them in some butter, set aside and add the beef and cook through adding your seasoning. When all of the mixture for the sandwiches has been made, go back to the fries.
For the cheese steak I used thin sliced beef, onion and peppers. I seasoned it with a bit of bourbon and brown sugar. I also used pepper jack cheese, but you could do what makes you happy.
Back to the fries, the star of the dish… Cook them again in small batches. They will turn a deep brown. Remove to a towel and salt right away. Serve as you would normally.
Yumm, I so enjoyed making this and really it was not hard at all. How great is it to make your own fries and not have the soggy mess that you can get in a frozen bag. These are crisp on the outside and downy on the inside. I used one large potato per person and it was enough. If you have heavy eaters, be sure to make more.
Enjoy this easy straight forward recipe. I have plenty more coming as soon as I have a moment to catch my breath. Life has been very busy and I can’t complain. We are loving every minute of it.