It’s the day of all days to eat your fries! But first…a bit of history. The good ole folks of Belgium have been frying up these potatoes since the 1600’s. According to Wonderopolis, poor Belgian villagers often ate small fried fish they caught in the river. During the winter the river would freeze, making it impossible to fish, and forcing the villagers to find other sources of food. Enter the potato. The villagers turned to this root plant, slicing and frying it much like they prepared their fish. And BOOM; the first French Fry was born. American soldiers stationed in Belgium during WWI were introduced to this scrumptiousness. And since the official language of the Belgium army was French, the Americans called the delicious fried potatoes “French fries.” Ta Da!
Pimento Cheese Fries
1 recipe of Peg’s Pimento Cheese
1 26 oz bag Ore-Ida Extra Crispy Fast Food Fries
Preheat oven to 450°.
Cook fries according to package directions.
After cooked, remove fries from oven.
Turn oven off.
Spoon pimento cheese in small dollops over cooked fries.
Broil 6 inches from broiler for 1 – 2 minutes, until cheese is melted and browned in spots.
Serve right away.
*Author’s Note: I always cook my fries longer than package directions, checking at 2 minute intervals. I like them crispy, especially when serving as appetizer!