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US Frozen Potatoes Easy Cheesy Fries with Bacon Recipe

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
This Easy Cheesy Fries Recipe was inspired by the many possibilities or should I say, potato-bilities that anyone can come up with using US Frozen Potatoes - in business or at the comfort of one's own home. 

US Frozen Potatoes have been around the market for quite a while now. While most of us know that some of major food establishments in the country made use of US Frozen Potatoes for their culinary creations, some of us have little idea that as a consumer, we can also recreate those potato-based dishes at home.

US Frozen Potato Easy Cheesy Fries Platter Recipe, USPB PH, United States Potato Board Philippines,Easy Potato Recipes, YedyLicious Manila Food Blog
That is not to say that we can completely ditch the idea of supporting our favorite restaurants, I am after all a food blogger that leans heavily on writing about restaurants. I am all for supporting creative minds feeding people with good food and decently making a living out of it. What I am presenting here however is the alternative spin when one got no time for eating out - especially if ingredients for your favorite dish are widely available in the market, just like the US Frozen Potatoes

*On US Frozen Potatoes and United States Potato Board (USPB) Philippines

I first took dive on the wonderful world of US Frozen Potatoes through the kindly people at USPB Philippines when I was invited to take part of the Thanksgiving Dinner last 2011. One of USPB Philippines' affiliated chefs, Chef Myrna Segismundo prepared delicious and stunning dishes made out of US Frozen Potatoes. The experience was nothing short of amazing. 

Blog post of my USPB and USDA Thanksgiving Dinner with Chef Myrna Segismundo can be found here

USPB Thanksgiving Day with Chef Myrna Segismundo
Several events like that  were held every so often. Going beyond just supplying the products to their trade partners, it is USPB Philippines way of showing support to food businesses that patronize US Frozen Potatoes. It is also through these kind of events that regular consumer like myself gets the chance to be informed about the countless possibilities of creating great dishes using US Frozen Potatoes.

While the name bearing "US" can be tad intimidating at times, (People has this preconceived notion that imported goods are always pricey.) it is important to note that US Frozen Potatoes are available in majority of grocery and supermarkets nationwide at very affordable price. Variety is also one main factor why it is always exciting and fun to work with these potatoes.

US Potato Board Philippines
Photo Credit to USPB PH Facebook Page
List of stores where US Frozen Potatoes are available can be found here

Now, coming into realization to blog about my kitchen adventure involving two of the things I love most ( Dining in a restaurant + Cooking in the kitchen ) I figured, (Okay, with the help of good people from USPB Philippines) it is high time to feature US Frozen Potatoes. This is to show you that we can also try to create potato-based dish inspired by those which we have already tried at some restaurants.

US Frozen Potato
Weeks ago, I went to Chef Robert Restaurant located in Banawe, Quezon City to check out some of the dishes they have wherein US Frozen Potatoes are part of the dish. I did have a great time munching on Chef Robert's Sliders (Php295) with its savory beef patties and Chef Robert's Clubhouse Sandwich (Php205). What made these meal all the more filling of course was the inclusion of straight cut fries as side dish.

Chef Robert Restaurant Banawe Quezon City
The two dishes were interesting, as well as the Iced Mocha served with Whipped Cream (Php85) and I wouldn't mind coming back again at Chef Robert in Banawe to try some of the items on their menu. But being a woman on a mission, I took a great interest to their Cheesy Fries Platter (Php165) which I must say was equally enjoyable.

Cheesy Fries Platter - this can be a great subject, I thought. This is something I can recreate at the comfort of our kitchen with the use of US Frozen Potatoes Straight Cut Fries I bought at SM Supermarket.

Cheesy Fries Platter at Chef Robert Restaurant
US Frozen Potatoes (Straight Cut Fries) Easy Cheesy Fries with Bacon Recipe

Ingredients:
200 grams US Frozen Potatoes Straight Cut
1/2 cup Grated Quick Melt Cheese
1/2 cup Crisp Bacon Bits
Chopped Spring Onion and Parsley for garnishing
Salt for seasoning

Procedure:
1. Preheat Oven to 230 degrees Celsius
2. Season US Frozen Potatoes Straight Cut Fries with salt and place in a baking dish lined with wax paper.
3. Baked seasoned U.S. Frozen Potatoes Straight Cut Fries for 35 minutes.
4. Layer Cheese and Crisp Bacon Bits on top of the baked fries.
5. Set oven to low broil.
6. Placed the baked fries covered with cheese and bacon to oven and broil for about 1 minute or until the cheese melts to your liking.
7. Garnish with chopped spring onion and parsley.
8. Enjoy!
Ingredients for US Frozen Potato Easy Cheesy Fries Platter Recipe
Note that the recipe above yields one plate of Cheesy Fries which can be shared by two person or one hungry potato-loving-person with an appetite as big as mine. So, please feel free to adjust the quantity of the ingredients accordingly.

What's also good about this recipe is that it is so easy to make it can be done even in an absence of a big ass oven. All you have to do is deep fry the US Frozen Potatoes Straight Cut Fries until cooked, then topped with cheese and crisp bacon, pop it into the usual oven toaster (those kinds you use for toasting your bread) for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts, topped with chopped spring onions and parsley when done, then you're good to go! Easy, I tell you.

US Frozen Potato Easy Cheesy Fries Platter Easy Recipe / YedyLicious Manila Food Blog
I did have a great time recreating this Cheesy Fries Platter from Chef Robert and it warms my heart that everyone in our house like it, especially my kid nephew. It feels wonderful that whenever I have a serious hankering for this dish, I could create it in our home all thanks to US Frozen Potatoes being available in the market. 

There is another restaurant I have visited which uses US Frozen Potatoes that has this really amazing potato dish on their menu I wanted to recreate. but perhaps I should save that on my future blog posts. Meanwhile, let me just say that if I can create a delightful potato dish such as this, I know you can do it to

Cheesy Fries Recipe / YedyLicious Manila Food Blog
To know more about the wonders of US Frozen Potatoes check out USPB Philippines Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/USPBPhilippines) and Website (www.potatoesusa-philippines.com)








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