Irish Nachos

Irish Nachos
Staff Writer
Irish Nachos

Boomer Esiason’s Stadium Grill

Irish Nachos

The secret to this recipe is the way you build it. You have to layer the criss-cut fries, starting with the largest on the bottom, using the cheese sauce between the layers to hold the pyramid together as you build it. It's also very important that the cheese sauce be the right consistency — too thin and it won’t hold together, too thick and the texture won't be right.

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Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 12  Ounces  frozen waffle fries
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 3  Ounces  nacho cheese sauce
  • slices bacon, chopped roughly
  • 1 1/2  Ounce  ranch dressing
  • scallion, chopped

Directions

Fill a deep pot no more than 1/3 full with oil and heat to 350 degrees. Add the fries in batches and fry until hot and golden brown, about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer into a clean stainless steel bowl. Season immediately with kosher salt, to taste.

Place about half of the fries on a plate and top with 1 ounce of the cheese sauce. Arrange the remaining fries in a tall pile. Drizzle the remaining cheese sauce evenly over the fries. Top with the bacon. Drizzle the ranch dressing in a criss-cross pattern over the fries. Scatter the chopped scallion over the fries. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
12µg
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
61µg
15%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
26mg
8%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
137mg
20%
Sodium, Na
1033mg
69%
Water
66g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Irish Shopping Tip

Look to specialty stores or the ethnic aisle of your supermarket to find exotic ingredients.

Irish Cooking Tip

Try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.