sweet potato fries with andouille gravy and pimento cheese
Three words for you: Fantasy, French-fry, and League.
Doesn’t that have a nice, golden, fried ring to it? Honestly, I can’t believe I haven’t thought of this sooner. I am currently playing in my first “Real Fantasy Football League”. Well, that’s not technically true. Mr. B is guiding me through this whole fantasy football shenanigan process. He evaluates important things like percentages and possibly points earned, where I tend lean towards, “Oh, I totally need to play Jay Cutler because Kristin Cavallari just had a cameo on the TV show, The League, and was super funny.” Hence, my team, Laces Out, isn’t dead last at the current moment.
But fo’ reals, don’t you think it would be a blasty-blast to have a Fantasy French-fry League? You could have a french-fry draft, trade french-fry “recipes”, make the recipes and assign points, bench crusty or limp french-fries, and have a french-fry playoff. We could have a trophy of sorts for the winning team, or maybe someone could win a year’s supply of cronuts. Mmmm……crounuts. And don’t worry, there would be a Fantasy Tot League. #tots4life, people!
So, if this league was to come to fruition, these sweet potato fries with andouille gravy and pimento cheese would be a first round draft pick for sure. We’re talking major points for sweet potato anything. Double the points for the pimento cheese. Could there be anything better? Wait. Oh, yes, quadruple zillion the points for the andouille gravy. If I could wear andouille gravy and not look like a total freaker-freakerton, I would. Maybe I should make an andouille gravy jersey?
Alright, time to score some home runs and put Kristin Cavallari back in my line up.
Wait. That’s not right is it?
Someone pass me the gravy….
Sweet Potato Fries with Andouille Gravy and Pimento Cheese
1 package of Alexia frozen sweet potato fries
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup andouille sausage, diced
1/3 cup green pepper, diced
1/3 cup yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, diced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock
dash of Tabasco
salt and pepper
1/2 cup pimento cheese, room temperature
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Place fries onto baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes. Remove from oven and pour gravy on top of fries along with dollops of pimento cheese. Place baking sheet back in the oven for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly!
To make the gravy: In medium skillet preheated to medium heat, melt the butter and then add the andouille with a dash of salt and pepper. Saute the andouille for a couple of minutes. Add the onion, green pepper, and garlic clove. Continue to cook for another couple of minutes. Sprinkle the flour on top of the andouille pepper mixture. Cook for a minute to get out that raw flour taste out. Pour chicken stock into the skillet and begin to whisk. Bring the sauce back up to a simmer and whisk until the gravy has thickened and reduced. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
adapted from Food and Wine MagazineAll images and text ©
There’s so much goodness going on here and every time I blink my eyes and look again, I find something new.
Ha! If anyone could appreciate gravy and cheese fries, I knew it would be you! Thanks, Erika!
Oh my! This looks oh so yummy!
Holy heck yes!! I would so join the sweet potato fry league!! So freaking awesome!
You should totally join the League:) Thanks, Tieghan!
Okay, I will admit that I’m kind of into the Fantasy Football thing. Call me crazy. However, I’d also be highly supportive of a Fantastic French Fry league, particularly if it involves recipes like this one!
There’s no shame in admitting you dig the Fantasy Football thing. I find myself cheering for players I don’t even know! And yes, you are totally playing in the 2014 Fantasy French-Fry League. You would own it, Dara! xoxo
hahahah you crack me up! You pick your league based on reasons why I would..Kristin Cavallari…cute butts, good cheekbones…you know, the important stuff! I would totally be a part of a french fry league, especially if it involved the possibility of scoring this amazing pan of goodness on my team! Lets start it!
YESSSSSS! I am so glad I’m not the only one. And yes, 2014 Fantasy French-fry League is going down.
Heck yes! I want pimento cheese, caramelized onions, and sriracha on my team please! They seem like sure fire bets when it comes to french fry toppings. 🙂
Um, that is a great line-up!! Sriracha would an excellent first round draft pick as well:)
What a fun post!!! And I’m now starving for these fries!!! YUM!!!
Me too! Thanks, Robyn!
OMG these look fantastic! I’ve already had dinner and now I want it all over again.
Oh my. Southern girl’s dah-ream right here. Sweet potato, andouille, and pimento cheese? Bless it.
Amen, to that! Thanks, Mary-Clay!
Fancy Poutine with Sweet potato fries! This is looking good!
Thank you, Emily!
I’ve never done fantasy football, but I would be all over a fantasy french fry league. And a Fantasy TOTS league? Hold me.
Sa-weet! It’s going down in 2014 fo’ sure! Thanks, Des!
you have outdone yourself!!
Why, thank you! Miss you!! xoxo
I spotted these bad boys on Pinterest, pinned them immediately and then SPRINTED myself over here. HOLY YUM!
Thanks, Kelly! These are definitely a new fav!
Girl. I just. No words. Except: lovelovelovelovelove. LOVE.
Thanks, Cassie! xoxo
I have been thinking about these french fries ALL DAY LONG! Seriously could eat the whole pan.
I’ll bring some right over! Thanks, Meagan!
I feel like i fantasy football by association since the.boy is on THREE teams. So I totally see where you’re coming from.
A french fry league. Now THAT is my kind of fantasy! (Also I totally just wrote fantasTy. Yes.)
Ha! Totally feel ya. What is it with men and fantasy football? Sigh. 2014 Fantasy French-Fry League is going down. Fo’ shizzle.
This french fry league you speak of… I’M IN! You crack my ish up girl! XO
Ha! Thanks, friend! xoxo
I’m kind of obsessed with my fantasy football team, but I can’t lie – a fantasy french fry league sounds even better! I’m all in on this recipe, holy heck do these fries sound awesome!!
Dude, I think we totally need to start one! Thanks, Tracey!
Serve me up a HUGE plate of these and let’s call it a day
Will do! Thanks, Julianne!
I’ve got nothing. These are amazing! I’ve never wanted to be sausaged so much in my life. Sorry…for that..
Mmm… I love sweet potato fries! And these are the fancy version – even better!
Wowsers these look amazing!
Whaaaaaaaaat?! I’m freaking out over these babies!!!
Brilliant. I just have no words.
squeal! pure ooey gooey goodness! Hugs. P.S. I invite you to link this yumminess to my hop ( you can still link up until Saturday)
I am CURRENTLY eating dinner, and am wishing I saw this first. This looks great!
Oh holy hell yeah!! How have I never seen this recipe before?! What have I been missing?! Holy ish! It’s like poutine and pimento cheese had a love child!!