Cheese Sauce for Fries
This cheese sauce recipe for fries is easy to make, incredibly creamy, and can be prepared faster than it takes to cook your French fries.
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup half and half
- ½ cup milk plus more as needed
- 2 ounces cream cheese warmed
- 6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
- ½ teaspoon hot sauce
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- French fries for serving
Melt butter in a small sauce pan set over medium-low heat. Once melted, add flour and whisk to combine.
Continue whisking for 3 minutes, or until the flour mixture begins to darken slightly.
Slowly whisk in the half and half and milk a couple tablespoons at a time. Ensure the liquid is fully incorporated into the sauce prior to adding more. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer.
Place the cream cheese in a bowl and warm in the microwave until heated through. Then laddle the warmed sauce into it. Once the cream cheese is a saucy consistency it can be poured into the saucepan.*
Add shredded cheddar to the saucepan a handful at a time. Mix it into the sauce prior to adding more.
Add hot sauce and salt to the sauce, then serve immediately over crispy fries.
*Tempering the cream cheese prevents it from curdling.
If the sauce is too thin, simmer it a few minutes longer.
If the sauce is too thick, add a little more milk.
This creamy sauce is great to serve with deep-fried French fries. But it is also equally enjoyable with oven-baked and air fryer fries.
Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 528IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 210mg | Iron: 1mg