Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Animal Fries {Totally Tasty Tuesdays}

I caught wind of these on The Girly Girl Cooks and she had me reeled in. The recipe uses Ore Ida Fast Food Fries. I've never heard of them, but now that I have, I plan on using them to dip in my homemade Frosty. I love doing that at Wendy's. Without the cheese and stuff, obviously. Try it sometime. Nevermind the weird looks you'll get. It won't matter. On to the fries...I've only been to In-N-Out Burger once. In Vegas. I don't remember these, but I love them in my kitchen. I didn't have Thousand Island Dressing to drizzle over the top like The Girly Girl did, so I made my own Fry Sauce that I will share the recipe for. It's funny that outside of Utah and parts of Idaho, no one knows what Fry Sauce is. 

True story: I was at Disneyland and asked for some at a restaurant in the park and the kid looked at me like I was on something. Ugh, just give me the ketchup then. It's happened other places, too. So just try it. It'll change your fry eating habits.

1/2 package of Fast Food French Fries
1/2 large Yellow Onion finely chopped
1 Tbsp Butter
4 slices of American Cheese
4 tbsp of Litehouse Original Thousand Island Dressing or Fry Sauce
Seasoned Salt

These fries rock!

Layer the fries in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake according to package directions.
While they bake, cook the onion in butter until the onions darken and soften.
Once the fries are done (keep the oven on), place in an 8x8 baking dish (I used and 11x7). 

Sprinkle with some Seasoned Salt. Top with squares of cheese and onions. I only did half with onions. My kids would totally turn on me otherwise.

Place the baking dish into the oven (it should be about 450 degrees from baking the fries) and let the cheese melt on top of the fries (about 2-3 minutes). 

Fry Sauce 
No exact measurements here.
Dollup of mayonnaise
Some ketchup (or use bbq sauce-amazing)
Dill pickle juice-enough to thin a little bit

Mix all up and serve with fries.



  1. Mandy, those fries look awesome. If it makes you feel better, all my kids dip their french fries at Wendy's in their frosty! I find it gross and soggy (I've tried it), but they think it's amazing. Thanks for hosting! Love your blog!

  2. Heaven help me that looks wonderful. I could eat that for breakfast. Isn't that sad? Yum.

  3. MMMMMMMMMM, those sound really good. I am definitely going to have to give them a try.

  4. Well, these look amazing! I couldn't find why they are called "animal fries".

  5. Hey Mandy!
    I'm glad you enjoyed the Animal Fries! The reason you probably don't remember seeing these fries on the In-N-Out Burger menu is because they are on the "secret menu"!
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks

  6. Oh those fries look really great! I am new to your blog and have been having fun reading over your awesome recipes!!

  7. Those fries look wonderful. I enjoyed fry sauce when I visited SLC and now I can make it here at home in GA! Thanks/

  8. These sound dangerously delicious!:)

  9. What a great recipe! Would you come over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" and share some of your recipes?
    I hope to see you there!

  10. So funny. I had never heard of fry sauce until Holly mentioned it on her blog once. It's my kinda sauce though. I bet it goes so good with these too! We usually just deep ours in white gravy. I know, heart attack on a plate, right? lol

  11. Mandy,
    I found your blog through one of my most favorite sites - Lark's Country Heart! I am following you now and linking up my Blueberry Cream Cake today.
    Thank you for hosting and sharing your delicious recipe.

  12. wow, my do those looks like a guilty pleasure. i know someone who would love those...

  13. Mandy you have convinced me to make these!! Your pics look sooo yummy! I think Ill try em your way with the fry sauce! Delish : )

  14. Oh My goodness those fries look sooo delish!!

  15. Yup!...My CARB loving body NEEDS these Fries!

    So glad you linked your recipe up to Made it on Monday!

  16. I just came across this recipe and can't wait to try it.

    I just wanted to tell you that I have been eating my fries with a similar sauce here in Wisconsin (minus the pickle juice, which I will try) since I was a kid. I use Miracle Whip instead of mayo. Yummy!


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