Sunday, September 9, 2012

Loaded Football Fries

It's the first Sunday of the football season, which means all-day football watching, drinks, and of course FOOD.  During the season we like to indulge on some not-so-healthy football foods.  Now we could order take-out, but I thought why not make our gluttonous treats at home and maybe even make them a bit healthier. 

For loaded football fries you'll need:

1/2 bag of crinkle or waffle fries
1/2 medium onion, diced 
few tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil 
1/2 can of chili, vegetarian chili, or beans
few tablespoons of cheese sauce
few dollops of sour cream or non-fat plain Greek yogurt
salt and pepper to taste 
chopped green onions/scallions

1. Bake the fries in the oven until crispy.  About 25 minutes. 
2. While the fries are cooking, get a sauce pan and add oil and diced onions.  Cook until translucent.  Then add chili or beans of your choice.  Cook until hot. 
3. Warm a few tablespoons of cheese sauce in a separate pan or in a microwave-safe dish in the microwave.
4. When the fries are crispy, transfer them to a plate.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Then layer your other ingredients: chili/beans, cheese sauce, sour cream or Greek yogurt, and top with green onions.

May the best team win!

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