Bacon and Blue Cheese French Fries

There is something to be said about flavor combinations. Sure, you have your classic combinations such as peanut butter and jelly, soy sauce and ginger, garlic and tomato sauce, well, you know where I’m going with this. One of my favorite combinations is anything beef and blue cheese. Believe it or not but I was first introduced to blue cheese by my brother in law just before digging into some grilled beef. He had asked ‘Hey, have you ever tried blue cheese with your steak?’, and actually I had never tried the two together. First bite, I was in love. Hands down one of my favorite flavor combinations, and to this day I think of pairing blue cheese with other foods.

Bacon and Blue Cheese French Fries Recipe

It was also not too long ago where we were at a gathering and there was a fragment of a conversation where someone had mentioned something along the lines of “oh, blue cheese…”, and believe it or not, that was enough to trigger an idea of making something with blue cheese, and hence my bacon and blue cheese french fry recipe. Dorky, I know, but at the end of the day, something remarkable in terms of flavor.

I made these with homemade french fries, and if you do not want to be that adventurous (I recommend you make your own), go ahead and use your favorite frozen french fries.

Let’s get started.


  • 2 whole potatoes, cleaned, and peeled
  • 3 slices of Nueskes bacon (or your favorite), cooked, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shallot, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Start by cutting your potatoes in half, lengthwise. Then cut them into about 1/2 inch slices, lengthwise. Place them on their side, and slice in 1/2 slices again until you have a french fry cut. See the picture below, or do a quick Google search to see how it’s done.

Place your cut french fries into a large bowl of cold water as this will help remove some of the starch as well as prevent the potatoes from turning brown. 

To medium size pot, add the canola oil and bring it up to 325 degrees. While the oil preheat, drain the potatoes and lay them out on a towel. Gently pat them to dry as you do not want wet potatoes to go into the hot oil.

When the oil has reached temperature, add a small handful of potatoes to the oil, and cook them for about 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, remove them with your kitchen spider or slotted spoon and set them on a paper lined baking sheet to drain any excess oil.

How to make homemade french fries bacon

Repeat with remaining potatoes, making sure you bring the oil temperature up to 325 degrees after every batch.

During this time, let’s go ahead and make the blue cheese sauce.

To make the sauce, add the butter to a skillet and let it melt over medium heat. Toss in the shallots and garlic, and give that a good mix. Let this sweat down for about 4 minutes.

Add in the blue cheese, milk, and black pepper. Raise the heat a bit and let this begin to melt down and become nice and bubbly. Stir along the way. Once the sauce thickens, reduce the heat to low, or remove from the heat and set aside.

Once all of your potatoes have cooked, raise the temperature of your oil to 375 degrees.

Again, in small batches, add the precooked potatoes back into the oil, and cooked until golden brown, roughly 4 minutes. Again, remove with your spider, however toss in a paper lined bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Repeat with remaining potatoes.

After the french fries are complete, it is then time to assemble.

Preheat your oven broiler to 450 degrees.

Add a bundle of french fries to a baking dish. I used my good ‘ol cast iron fajita skillet, spoon a bunch of the blue cheese sauce all over the fries, and top with the chopped bacon.

Place under the broiler until the cheese is nice and bubbly, roughly 4-5 minutes.

Your end result is an awesome flavor combination of smoky bacon and blue cheese. Pair that with these amazing homemade french fries, and well in baseball terms, you just hit a homerun. Perfect for any side dish, and heck pair these up with a classic burger, and you’ve just impressed not only yourself, but those around you. Hope you enjoy.

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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

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